Oklahoma City and Waterloo, ON - Dobson Cellular Systems (NASDAQ: DCEL) ? a leading provider of wireless services in 16 states -- and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® 8700g™ to mobile professionals in the United States.
The BlackBerry 8700g is a sleek, lightweight handset that features a completely re-engineered device platform that is optimized to significantly enhance performance and usability. The BlackBerry 8700g is now available on Dobson's high-speed EDGE network.
With a powerful Intel processor, 64 MB flash memory, 16 MB SDRAM and an optimized device platform, the BlackBerry 8700g offers faster web browsing, attachment viewing and application performance.
?Dobson customers can now take advantage of BlackBerry together with our EDGE network,? said Tom Roberts, Chief Marketing Officer for Dobson Cellular Systems. ?The BlackBerry 8700g goes beyond a wireless phone and gives users throughout our service areas the ability to communicate in exciting new ways.?
?We are very pleased to bring the Blackberry 8700g to Dobson customers in the United States,? said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. ?The BlackBerry 8700g and Dobson's high-speed EDGE network together offer a powerful solution for individuals and organizations that want to enhance communications and increase mobile productivity.?
In addition to leading wireless email and wireless data features, the quad-band BlackBerry 8700g incorporates premium phone features such as dedicated 'send? ?end? and ?mute? phone keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, call forwarding, speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with car kits and headsets.
The BlackBerry 8700g features a bright, landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen that supports more than 65,000 colors and uses active matrix transmissive technology to deliver exceptionally vivid graphics. The BlackBerry 8700g also automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide the best viewing for outdoor, indoor and dark environments.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and Novell GroupWise® and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service™ allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
Dobson operates under the trade names Cellular One from Dobson Cellular Systems and Dobson Cellular Systems in more than 65 wireless markets.