Telefonica Moviles and Research In Motion (RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry(R) 8700g(TM) in Spain. The BlackBerry 8700g incorporates the powerful Intel PXA901 cellular processor, in addition to featuring software in Catalan. The device will be available in February 2006 and will be officially showcased during the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 13-16.
The BlackBerry 8700g(TM), faster and more powerful than its predecessors, has been updated with a sleek, more lightweight and ergonomic new design.
The BlackBerry 8700g provides best-in-class performance for email, phone, SMS, Web browsing, organizer and corporate data applications in a lightweight, all-in-one device. A dramatically enhanced device platform, which includes an Intel PXA901 cellular processor, enables users to experience faster Web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing.
The new BlackBerry 8700(TM)g also comes equipped with software in Catalan for the available services, Bluetooth(R) support for hands-free use with car kits and headsets and features increased memory (64 MB flash), BlackBerry Messenger, a built-in speakerphone, as well as a high resolution landscape QVGA (320x240) LCD screen that incorporates intelligent light sensing technology to automatically adjust both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.
Movistar currently offers three BlackBerry service packages, with different features for each market segment. BlackBerry from Movistar - Profesional targets professionals and SME's; BlackBerry from Movistar - Empresa targets large corporations and BlackBerry from Movistar - Multinacional targets multinationals already using BlackBerry elsewhere and wish to extend their service to Movistar at its Spanish subsidiary.
The BlackBerry 8700g expands Movistar's BlackBerry portfolio, which includes the BlackBerry 7230(TM), BlackBerry 7100g(TM), BlackBerry 7290(TM) as well as BlackBery Connect(TM) services via the Nokia 9300.
Features of the BlackBerry 8700g(TM) include:
--Ergonomic and lightweight design
--QWERTY keyboard for rapid, easy and accurate message composition.
--Very intuitive icon menu for fast navigation
--High resolution, landscape QVGA (320x240) LCD screen.
--Intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.
--Increased memory: 64 MB flash.
--Powerful Intel(R) PXA901 processor, utilizing the Intel XScale(R) architecture, which provides users with the increased processing power needed to enjoy a rich user experience while running a variety of applications.
--BlackBerry Messenger - Instant Messaging between BlackBerry users
--Global GSM coverage. Quad band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
--Bluetooth(R) compatible for hands-free use with car kits and headsets
--Polyphonic and MP3 ring tones.
--High-End Phone Features including Dedicated "Send", "End" and "Mute" keys, plus user definable convenience keys.
--Supports viewing of a variety of data and image files including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.