|Rogers Wireless Introduces BlackBerry 7780|
Posted: 01-Jun-2004 [Source: RIM]
[Canada's Rogers Wireless adds the 65K color tri-band GSM/GPRS Blackberry 7780 to its growing list of available BlackBerry handhelds.]
Toronto -- Rogers Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the availability of the BlackBerry 7780 Wireless Handheld(TM) in Canada. The BlackBerry 7780(TM) delivers the popular BlackBerry experience, now with a larger, high-resolution colour display, while maintaining superior battery performance. Operating in Canada on Rogers Wireless' leading integrated wireless voice and data network, the tri-band 850/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS BlackBerry 7780 enables customers to roam internationally.(a)
The BlackBerry 7780 delivers an exceptional mobile experience thanks to its large, easy-to-read, backlit, 240 x 240 resolution display that supports over 65,000 colours. A backlit QWERTY keyboard designed for incredibly easy thumb-typing adds further convenience. As always with Rogers Wireless, the BlackBerry 7780 features e-mail, phone, SMS, browser and organizer applications. The popular BlackBerry 'push' technology enables e-mail messages to be automatically delivered so customers can stay connected effortlessly. With the always-on BlackBerry 7780, customers can read, compose, forward, or reply to messages at their convenience and view attachments in common document formats.
"BlackBerry continues to grow in popularity with already more than one million subscribers and we are pleased to work with Rogers Wireless to introduce another choice of handheld for our customers across Canada," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "The new BlackBerry 7780 offers integrated support for both voice and data applications and features a larger, hi-res colour screen that maximizes content viewing for e-mail, intranet, and web applications."
The BlackBerry 7780 costs $499.99 with a two-year service agreement from Rogers Wireless and is available for purchase across Canada through select Rogers Wireless dealer and retail points of sale, or online at www.rogers.com.
Rogers Wireless offers the widest selection of BlackBerry handhelds in North America, including the BlackBerry 7280(TM), BlackBerry 6280(TM) and BlackBerry 6710(TM), which also operate on the Rogers Wireless GSM/GPRS network, and the BlackBerry 950(TM) which operates on the Rogers Wireless Mobitex network.
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