The BlackBerry 7290 Includes Bluetooth, Brighter Screen and Improved International Capabilities
The days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer and thoughts of getting out of the office are getting stronger. Today, with the introduction of the BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld™, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) are making it easier than ever for mobile consumers to get out of the office, balancing work and life, while staying connected.
Operating on T-Mobile's GSM/GPRS network, the BlackBerry 7290 builds upon the proven and popular BlackBerry experience with new features including quad-band and Bluetooth ® support, but maintains the same great functionality that consumers have come to expect from BlackBerry, including "always on" access to corporate and personal email, phone, text messaging, browser, organizer, and corporate data applications.
For the international traveler, new quad-band support allows customers to stay connected with wireless voice calls in more than 175 countries*. The Blackberry 7290 also offers integrated Bluetooth support, allowing for a hands-free option as well as integrated attachment viewing that includes support for popular text and image file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, ASCII, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG. In addition, the BlackBerry 7290 from T-Mobile USA maintains excellent battery performance, a convenient full QWERTY keyboard and supports all the new features of BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0™.
"At T-Mobile we're always looking for ways to simplify the lives of mobile professionals who lead an active lifestyle," said Todd Achilles, Director of Handset Product Management for T-Mobile USA, Inc. "The Blackberry 7290 offers customers an opportunity to live and work how they want from virtually anywhere in the world."
"T-Mobile USA and RIM share a successful history of providing new and innovative ways for mobile customers to stay in the loop," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Research In Motion. "The BlackBerry 7290 offers powerful functionality with smooth usability for the mobile professional that needs a top-grade business tool to help manage their busy day."
The BlackBerry 7290 is available today via T-Mobile business sales channels. In mid-April, the company plans to make the device available at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers, as well as online at www.t-mobile.com.
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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 email, 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 to data. 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.
* Check with T-Mobile for information on roaming services and charges.