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Old 09-29-2004, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [09-29-2004] RIM rolls out quad-band BlackBerry

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Research In Motion (RIM) has unveiled its latest BlackBerry wireless handheld, the Java-based BlackBerry 7290.

Targeted at enterprise users, the integrated phone, organiser and browser combines a quad-band phone with Bluetooth support, a brighter colour screen and enhanced memory.

The handset is expected to be available from O2 in the UK, Ireland and Germany from November.

Laurence Alexander, products and devices director at O2 UK, said in a statement: "We know that secure, integrated access to mobile communications is vital for our professional customers who want to remain connected and in touch when they are on the move."

The BlackBerry 7290 builds on the functionality of existing BlackBerry 7200 Series handhelds, adding quad-band support to enable full international roaming.

It also interoperates with Bluetooth headsets and car kits and boasts a brighter LED backlight.

The total memory has been boosted to 32MB flash memory and 4MB SRam.

Additional enhancements include an updated Qwerty keyboard with highlighted number keys for improved dialling and typing.

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