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Old 10-22-2004, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [2004-10-22] Rogers Wireless and RIM Introduce the New 7290

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Because I work for MEDIA, I can't provide a weblink because I can get NEWS "as it comes across the wire" and therefore will mostly be "privileged" information. If I'm breaking the rules, please let me know, but I think you guys might appreciate news that can, at times, be only MINUTES old.

BlackBerry 7290 Features Quad-Band Phone, Bluetooth Support, Brighter
Screen and Increased Memory

TORONTO and WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless and Research In
Motion (RIM) today introduced the new BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld(TM) in
Canada. The Java(TM)-based BlackBerry 7290(TM) builds upon the proven
BlackBerry experience with new features including a quad-band phone, Bluetooth
support, a brighter colour screen and increased memory - all while maintaining
excellent battery life. The BlackBerry 7290 is ideal for mobile professionals
who want a superior wireless e-mail and data experience combined with a
built-in 'world phone' phone, all in a single, compact device. Expected to be
available before the end of the month, the BlackBerry 7290 operates on the
nationwide Rogers Wireless GSM/GPRS network with extensive support for
international roaming.(x)
"BlackBerry is a very popular solution with our customers and Rogers
Wireless is pleased to work with RIM to add the BlackBerry 7290 to our line of
BlackBerry handhelds," said John Demetris, Vice President, Business Marketing,
Rogers Wireless. "The introduction of the BlackBerry 7290 with quad-band and
Bluetooth support demonstrates Rogers Wireless and RIM's continued commitment
to providing the leading wireless communications solutions to our customers
across Canada."
"Rogers Wireless and RIM enjoy a long and successful history of
delivering BlackBerry to customers in Canada and we are pleased to jointly
introduce an exciting new BlackBerry device to Canadian mobile professionals,"
said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.
"The BlackBerry 7290 raises the bar for advanced wireless devices, providing a
powerful wireless voice and data solution to keep mobile professionals access
to the information that matters most, while on the go."
The BlackBerry 7290 combines e-mail, phone, SMS, organizer, web and
corporate data applications in a single handheld. The BlackBerry 7290 delivers
an exceptional voice experience with quad-band support, operating on the
GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies, enabling domestic and
international roaming, and also features Bluetooth support for headsets and
car kits. In addition, the BlackBerry 7290 features 32 MB flash memory and
4 SRAM, a brighter LED backlight, as well as an updated QWERTY keyboard style
with highlighted number keys for easy dialing and typing.
The high-resolution screen displays crisp images with support for more
than 65,000 colours while continuing to offer superior battery life for
optimal wireless performance. The BlackBerry 7290 also features cradle-free
wireless e-mail synchronization, integrated attachment viewing (including
support for popular file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect,
PDF and ASCII) and remote address look up in addition to secure, push-based
wireless connectivity.
For business customers hosting their own e-mail, BlackBerry Enterprise
Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange or IBM Lotus(R)
Domino(TM) and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure,
push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data. BlackBerry
Enterprise Server also includes a feature called Mobile Data Service that is
uniquely designed to provide Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and in-house
corporate developers with an environment that supports additional corporate
data access and interaction capabilities beyond e-mail. With BlackBerry Mobile
Data Service, customers can leverage their existing, approved BlackBerry
architecture and security model to deploy reliable, secure, end-to-end
applications without any additional infrastructure to learn or support.
For businesses that have hosted e-mail, BlackBerry Internet Service
allows users to access up to 10 existing e-mail accounts from a single device
and without the need for server software. Rogers Wireless' new and enhanced
html Internet browsing offering is now available to BlackBerry Internet
Service customers.

For downloadable images of the BlackBerry 7290(TM), please visit:

Old 10-23-2004, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about other info you get, but yahoo had that one posted already so you could always check to see if they have already posted it, if you want to post a link.
Old 10-25-2004, 07:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually mine was time stamped 7am exactly the same as Yahoo's time stamp, I just checked on it later, you sure are on top of things. I'll try to post news literally as it comes across the wire, I was about six hours off on this one.
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Looks like Rogers might have the BB 7290 and 7100 in time for x-mas.

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