BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-14-2005, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
BlackBerry God
 
jibi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Jibi's Secret Place
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.174
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 11,310
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default [2005-10-14] Sprint and RIM Launch BlackBerry 7100 Series for the Nextel Network

Please Login to Remove!

The BlackBerry 7100i from Nextel Provides Mobile Professionals with All the Power of BlackBerry Together with Exclusive Features in a Sleek New Shape and Style

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and WATERLOO, Ont. - Sprint (NYSE: S) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry 7100i™ from Nextel, which has all the functionality of a traditional BlackBerry® handheld in a slimmer, phone-like design. Operating on the Nextel National Network, the BlackBerry 7100i is ideal for mobile professionals who desire an integrated device with email, a wireless phone, personal organizer, Bluetooth® Technology, speakerphone, Web browsing and support for third-party Java Applications. The BlackBerry 7100i from Nextel also combines the power of BlackBerry with real-time GPS navigation and walkie-talkie services.

The BlackBerry 7100i features a high-resolution color display (240 x 260 pixels) to view Web pages, pictures and attachments in full, vibrant color. The BlackBerry 7100i also incorporates SureType™ keyboard technology. SureType effectively converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size of a traditional wireless phone form factor. Through an integrated keyboard and software system, SureType provides users with an instinctively familiar look and feel and enables them to dial phone numbers and type messages quickly, accurately and comfortably. The BlackBerry 7100i can also support full wireless synchronization of calendar, contacts, notes and tasks as well as text messaging and the ability to send, receive and store pictures.

“This device is different from most BlackBerry devices because it looks and feels more like a traditional phone – including a narrower, smaller form factor – yet it still boasts the functionality of BlackBerry that customers have come to expect,” said Vicki Warker, vice president of marketing for Sprint. “The addition of the BlackBerry 7100i handset to our broad portfolio of integrated devices demonstrates Sprint’s commitment to providing services that allow busy mobile professionals to stay connected and multitask from anywhere and everywhere.”

“RIM and Sprint have already enjoyed considerable success together providing customers with comprehensive wireless enterprise solutions. The new BlackBerry 7100i allows us to build on that momentum and extend the reach of BlackBerry to a wider range of users,” said Mark Guibert, vice president, corporate marketing at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 7100i on the Nextel National Network is an attractive choice for customers who want all-in-one support for voice, messaging and data applications, but prefer the look and feel of a traditional handset.”

In addition to standard BlackBerry features, the Blackberry 7100i offers GPS technology for real-time, audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions. For example, BlackBerry handhelds operating on the Nextel National Network support GPS-enabled navigation with TeleNav in the United States. On the Nextel National Network, assisted-GPS (A-GPS) technology and data service support outstanding performance so the customer can quickly get driving directions and update them in real time, even when the driver misses a turn at high speeds and immediately needs a new route.

The BlackBerry 7100i provides unmatched walkie-talkie capabilities, including domestic and international Nextel Walkie-Talkie services. The BlackBerry 7100i also offers the Talkgroup service, enabling instant connection with up to 100 other Nextel users who are on the same Fleet or Nextel® Walkie-Talkie network within the same home market

Wireless email and messaging stay secure with triple DES and AES encryption supported on BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ for corporate users. BlackBerry Enterprise Server is available for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise. For smaller corporations and individual users, BlackBerry Internet Service 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.

The BlackBerry 7100i comes with 64 MB of flash memory, 8 MB of SRAM and a removable, rechargeable lithium ion battery. The BlackBerry 7100i will be available starting next week through Sprint business sales channels, Sprint Stores and online at www.nextel.com/blackberryfor a suggested retail price of $349.99 before discounts and promotions.
__________________
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and is widely regarded as a bad move.
Offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Slammed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CT
Model: 7520
Carrier: Nextel
Posts: 168
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You beat me to it LOL heres a good pic

and a source link

http://www.mobileguerilla.com/articl...erry-7100i.php
Attached Images
File Type: jpg blackberry-7100i.jpg (58.1 KB, 37 views)
Offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
JDWallace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CST
Model: 9530
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 283
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I will believe it when I go to the store and see one on Monday! Who knows maybe Nextel is actually doing it now...hahaha!
__________________
I95/I730/I860/I870/BB7520/BB8830WE/BB8330/BB9530
Can You Hear Me Now?


www.breachbangclear.com
Offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Nextel 7100I demo on blackberry.com

Here is the link. Looks pretty good!
http://blackberry.com/na/index.shtml

Lexyladi
Offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 10:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The link takes you back to Nextel but only shows the 7520 - bet that changes on Monday!
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright © 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.