Proximus and Research In Motion (RIM) announced the launch of the BlackBerry 8707v for corporate and individual users in Belgium. The BlackBerry 8707v integrates proven BlackBerry functionality including support for "push" email, phone, text messaging, browser, organizer and corporate data applications and is exclusively available in Belgium on the Proximus network. Leveraging the power of the Proximus UMTS network, the BlackBerry 8707v also offers increased flexibility by enabling users to send and receive emails, browse the Internet or use other mobile data applications while simultaneously making a phone call.
"The BlackBerry 8707v is the perfect handset for users who want an unrivalled mobile experience using phone, email, browsing and business applications, on the go," said Fred de Braey, Director Business Mobile Division at Proximus. "We are proud to be working with RIM to launch the new BlackBerry 8707v to customers in Belgium."
"We are extremely pleased to work with Proximus to offer the BlackBerry 8707v to corporate, government and individual users in Belgium. The BlackBerry 8707v leverages the BlackBerry platform and Proximus' UMTS network to boost the productivity of mobile users with timely access to relevant information and the flexibility to simultaneously speak on the phone while accessing data applications," said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President, EMEA, Research In Motion.
The BlackBerry 8707v operates on 2100 MHz UMTS networks and also includes quad-band support on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks. The BlackBerry 8707v features 64 MB flash memory and a bright, high-resolution color landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen that provides ample workspace to view email, web pages and other mobile applications. Intelligent light sensing technology automatically optimizes the screen and keyboard lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing. The BlackBerry 8707v also integrates attachment viewing with support for popular file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, ASCII, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG.
The BlackBerry 8707v features an easy-to-use AZERTY or QWERTY keyboard for quick and accurate thumb typing and includes dedicated "send," "end," "mute" and "power" convenience keys. A built-in speakerphone enables hands-free conversation and the handset can also be connected to a wireless headset or car kit via Bluetooth.
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 enables users to manage up to ten corporate and personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.