Optus, Sony Ericsson and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the availability of the new P910i smartphone with BlackBerry(B) Connect(TM) in Australia. The P910i smartphone provides consumers with advanced voice and data capabilities and the latest in telephony convergence.
"Through our BlackBerry Connect licensing program, Optus customers can now benefit from the performance and security features of the BlackBerry platform on the P910i,"said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to work with Optus and Sony Ericsson to offer Australians a wider choice of BlackBerry solutions."
The Sony Ericsson P910i is a high-quality communications tool for voice calls, text and picture messaging, and e-mail. It includes special features such as a touch screen, flip-down phone and QWERTY keypad, MP3 music player, camera capable of recording video and still images, and 64MB of internal memory, expandable to 1GB using Memory Stick(TM) Pro Duo.
By converging multiple technologies into a simple and sophisticated product, Optus is offering both businesses and consumers the freedom to communicate throughout the extensive Optus GSM network.
Through BlackBerry Connect, corporate customers can access their BlackBerry Enterprise Server software, which tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino(TM) and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users of the P910i with BlackBerry Connect to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts).