October 26, 2004
Cable & Wireless And RIM To Offer BlackBerry In Barbados
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2004) -
Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited and Research In Motion (RIM)
(Nasdaq:RIMM; TSX:RIM) today announced plans to offer BlackBerry(R) to mobile
customers in Barbados. Cable & Wireless will initially offer the BlackBerry
7280 Wireless Handheld(TM), a tri-band 850/1800/1900MHz device that features a
high-resolution color screen, international roaming capabilities and the best
combined email, data and phone experience. BlackBerry will operate on Cable
& Wireless' GSM/GPRS network. (i)
"BlackBerry is a proven solution that is popular around the world and we
are pleased to bring this powerful device to our customers in Barbados,"
said Donald Austin, President, Cable & Wireless Barbados Limited. "Its
introduction in Barbados demonstrates our continued commitment to deliver
leading data and voice solutions that provide value to our customers."
BlackBerry is an award winning platform that keeps mobile customers connected
to the people, data and resources that drive their day. The Java-based
BlackBerry 7280(TM) combines phone, email, SMS, organizer, web and corporate
data applications in a single handheld. The high-resolution screen displays
crisp images with support for more than 65,000 colors while the handheld
continues to offer superior battery life for optimal wireless performance. The
BlackBerry 7280 also supports cradle-free wireless email synchronization,
integrated attachment viewing (including support for popular file formats such
as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF and ASCII) and remote address look
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly
integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange and IBM Lotus(R) Domino(TM) (Novell
GroupWise(TM) support is expected to be available later this year) and works
with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, end-to-end,
wireless access to email and other corporate data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) allows
users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including
Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from
a single device.
"We are pleased to work with Cable & Wireless to provide BlackBerry to
customers in Barbados, said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing
at Research In Motion. "Residents and visitors to Barbados will be able to
enjoy the freedom of push-based, wireless access to email and corporate data
together with integrated voice services."
Information regarding pricing and availability will be available at a later
date. Corporate customers will be contacted by their Cable & Wireless
account manager with more details as these become available.
About Cable & Wireless
Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited, established in April 2002, is an
amalgamation of four Cable & Wireless companies operating in Barbados. With
its incorporation, Cable & Wireless (BET) Limited, Cable & Wireless
(BARTEL) Limited, Cable & Wireless Caribbean Cellular and Cable &
Wireless Information Systems fell under a single legal entity for the first
time. Cable and Wireless Barbados is a subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc.
Cable & Wireless plc is one of the world's leading international
communications companies. It provides voice, data and IP (Internet Protocol)
services to business and residential customers, as well as services to other
telecoms carriers, mobile operators and providers of content, applications and
Internet services. Cable & Wireless' principal operations are in the
United Kingdom, continental Europe, Japan, the Caribbean, Panama, the Middle
East and Macau. For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to www.cw.com