Customers Get More® Mobile E-mail and Integrated Voice in Sleek New Handheld
Bellevue, Wash. — Jun. 19, 2003
T-Mobile USA, Inc. today introduced the BlackBerry® 6210™, one of the most affordable and simplest ways to manage e-mail and make wireless voice calls from a single handheld device. In addition to being a great mobile solution for enterprise customers with corporate e-mail systems, the BlackBerry 6210 from T-Mobile now allows consumers and small businesses to get their Internet Service Provider (ISP) e-mail while mobile on T-Mobile’s all-digital, high-speed GSM/GPRS voice and data network– the largest of its kind in the U.S.
The BlackBerry 6210, developed by Research in Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM), is now available directly from T-Mobile for $299.99. In keeping with its Get More® promise to offer the best overall value in wireless, consumers, small businesses and corporate enterprises can enjoy the benefits of the BlackBerry wireless voice and e-mail solution at flat monthly rates. T-Mobile customers who choose the BlackBerry can now add unlimited e-mail and mobile content to most voice plans for $29.99 a month.
“T-Mobile’s goal is to provide our customers with reliable wireless voice and data access to applications that they care about most across our entire national network,” said Cole Brodman, senior vice president and chief development officer for T-Mobile USA, Inc. “For the international traveler, we know how difficult it can be to get e-mail access, and thanks to T-Mobile International’s strong international presence and the BlackBerry 6210, it’s now simple to stay in contact when traveling abroad.”
“The BlackBerry 6210 gives T-Mobile customers the freedom of increased mobility while staying connected to the people and information that drive their business, ” said Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing for Research In Motion. “We are extremely pleased to introduce the BlackBerry 6210 with T-Mobile and expand the distribution of BlackBerry to a wider range of customers across the United States.”
The BlackBerry 6210 is a full-featured handheld designed specifically to deliver wireless e-mail, phone, SMS, mobile content and organizer functionality on the best combined phone and e-mail device that is smaller and lighter than previous BlackBerry handhelds, making it an ideal productivity tool for mobile professionals:
The BlackBerry 6210 is the perfect wireless e-mail extension enabling customers to send and receive e-mail, with attachments, quickly and easily using the full QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile customers can wirelessly access up to 10 corporate or personal e-mail accounts, including popular ISPs, to stay connected to both business and personal e-mail on the same handheld. The BlackBerry “push” architecture means e-mail is automatically delivered to the handheld and users receive e-mails automatically – no effort required.
The feature rich built-in dual-band phone functionality means customers can make and receive calls while roaming abroad and use features such as call waiting, conference calling and call forwarding where available. The BlackBerry 6210 can be held in the same manner as a mobile phone or using the included hands-free headset, customers can type notes or access information while speaking.
Empowering cross-device communications, the BlackBerry 6210 supports Short Messaging Service (SMS) enabling customers to send short text messages that quickly can be exchanged between SMS-enabled wireless devices without adding e-mail messages to an inbox. The full QWERTY keypad on the BlackBerry 6210 is ideal for typing SMS messages.
Customers can stay organized with the full-featured calendar, address book, memo pad and task list applications that can be synched with their desktop personal computer for maximum productivity.
The BlackBerry 6210 features exceptional software integration meaning customers can use the same integrated address book and inbox to access all e-mail, voice and SMS applications. Additionally, BlackBerry 6210 users can even click on an e-mail address, telephone number or URL inside an e-mail message to automatically compose a new message, call a telephone number or connect to a URL.
The BlackBerry 6210 runs on the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) platform. The modular J2ME application development environment opens the handheld to a large and growing developer community writing productivity-enhancing wireless applications that can extend the back office resources to mobile professionals.
To purchase a BlackBerry 6210 or find the nearest sales representative, go to www.t-mobile.com or call 1-800-TMOBILE.
T-Mobile USA Media Relations
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA – all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including e-mail, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.