First EDGE-Enabled BlackBerry Handset Offered Exclusively On Largest,
Fastest National Wireless Data Network in U.S.
ATLANTA and WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry(R) is
going high-speed as Cingular Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM)
(Nasdaq: RIMM) (TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry 8700c(TM),
the first BlackBerry device to support high-speed EDGE network
technology. The new, sleek BlackBerry 8700c features a completely
re-engineered device platform that is optimized for breakthrough
performance and usability. It will be available in the
U.S. exclusively from Cingular Wireless beginning November 21.
The EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8700c is an eagerly anticipated addition
to Cingular's popular BlackBerry portfolio that provides users with
best-in-class performance for email, phone, browsing and corporate
data applications in a lightweight, all-in-one device. With the
dramatically enhanced device platform and integrated EDGE
capabilities, BlackBerry 8700c users will experience noticeably faster
Web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing; the
ability to store and run more powerful enterprise, and personal
productivity applications; as well as comprehensive, smoothly
integrated phone features in a light and compact design.
The BlackBerry 8700c operates on Cingular's EDGE network -- the
largest and fastest national wireless data network in the U.S. with
availability in 13,000 cities and towns and along nearly 40,000 miles
of major highways. Customers can use the quad-band BlackBerry 8700c
with Cingular service in more than 170 countries for voice and over 90
countries for data. With the BlackBerry 8700c from Cingular,
customers will have the choice of using two browsers: the BlackBerry
Browser(TM) for HTML Internet browsing and a browser optimized for
Cingular's popular MEdia(sm) Net wireless Internet access service.