Nextel Communications Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) announced the availability of the BlackBerry 7510 Wireless Handheld(tm), the first BlackBerry equipped with a speakerphone. The BlackBerry 7510 provides integrated access to one or multiple corporate and personal email accounts. It also features a built-in cell phone, personal organizer and web browser, supports Nextel Online Wireless Web and is the only BlackBerry handheld to offer Nationwide Direct Connect - the powerful coast-to-coast digital walkie-talkie service. Built on open standards such as Java(tm) 2 Micro Edition (J2ME), the BlackBerry 7510 can integrate with a variety of corporate data applications targeted to key vertical segments such as financial, government, distribution, professional services, real estate, field sales and service, construction and manufacturing. The BlackBerry 7510 operates on Nextel's guaranteed all-digital network in the U.S. to provide mobile professionals the freedom of reliable, nationwide access to important information and communications while on the go.
"BlackBerry has been an important part of our wireless business solutions strategy and we are pleased to introduce the first BlackBerry to offer an integrated speakerphone, in addition to always on email and access to Direct Connect that Nextel customers have come to expect," said Greg Santoro, vice president, Internet and wireless services, Nextel Communications. "The BlackBerry 7510 with its color screen and speakerphone furthers Nextel's commitment to providing customers greater access to the information they need to remain productive and connected whether in the office or on the road."
"The BlackBerry 7510 demonstrates RIM's continuing leadership in delivering wireless solutions that offer advanced wireless applications and features, excellent battery performance and push-based connectivity, which is critical for mobile professional services," said Mark Guibert, vice president, corporate marketing at Research In Motion. "The combination of Nextel's services with BlackBerry provides mobile professionals with a compelling productivity tool and provides developers with a powerful platform to build upon."
Introducing the Java(tm)-based BlackBerry 7510:
* An ideal solution for mobile professionals who want to manage all of their information and communications from a single, integrated handheld.
* Integrated speakerphone for hands-free use while on a Direct Connect or digital cellular call.
* High-resolution color screen that supports over 65,000 colors while maintaining excellent battery performance.
* Cradle-free wireless email synchronization.
* Integrated email attachment viewing that supports popular file formats (including: Microsoft(r) Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, WordPerfect, ASCII).
* Push-based wireless architecture that delivers messages automatically.
* Wireless extension to existing email accounts with support for up to 10 corporate and personal email accounts from a single handheld (including: Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino(tm) and/or a variety of popular Internet Service Provider (ISP) email accounts).
* An easy-to-use thumb-typing keyboard and navigation trackwheel for sending and receiving messages on the go.
* Backlit screen and keyboard for easy reading and typing during day or night.
* 16 MB flash memory plus 2 MB SRAM, rechargeable/removable lithium battery, optional extended battery and USB (Universal Serial Bus) connectivity for quick battery charging.
The BlackBerry 7510 from Nextel is available today through select Nextel retail stores, online at www.nextel.com/blackberry, or by calling 877-619-5037. Corporate customers can also contact their account manager. Handheld and airtime pricing are determined by Nextel and vary based on specific service plans.