Cable & Wireless Ltd. and Research In Motion today announced plans to offer BlackBerry(R) to customers in the Eastern Caribbean islands. Cable & Wireless Ltd. will initially offer the BlackBerry 7280 Wireless Handheld(TM), a tri-band 850/1800/1900MHz device that features a high-resolution colour screen, international roaming capabilities, and the best combined email/data/phone experience. BlackBerry will be available in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & Grenadines and will operate on Cable & Wireless’ GSM/GPRS network.“Cable & Wireless is committed to delivering leading data and voice solutions to our customers and we are pleased to work with Research In Motion to introduce the popular BlackBerry wireless platform to our customers in the Eastern Caribbean islands,” said Rick Hulford, VP Mobile, Cable & Wireless Limited.
“BlackBerry continues to grow in popularity in the Caribbean and around the world, and our mobile customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of always-on access to voice and data while on the go.”
BlackBerry is an award winning wireless platform that keeps mobile customers connected to the people, data and resources that drive their day. The Java-based BlackBerry 7280(TM) combines phone, email, text messaging, organiser, web and corporate data applications in a single handheld.
The high-resolution screen displays crisp images with support for more than 65,000 colours while the handheld continues to offer superior battery life for optimal wireless performance.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R) Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWise(TM) and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
“We look forward to extending the reach of BlackBerry to the residents and visitors of the Eastern Caribbean islands,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry mobile experience is being embraced around the world and we think it will prove very popular with Cable & Wireless’ customers.”