BlackBerry 5810 & Voicestream

Introduction and Design

» Introduction


RIM introduces Java-based Blackberry handheld With Integrated Phone for GSM/GPRS Networks in North America
BlackBerry™ is already the leading corporate solution for secure wireless email. Now, with the BlackBerry 5810™ handheld, you can make and receive phone calls too. It includes an integrated phone along with a thumb-operated trackwheel, easy-to-read screen, backlit keyboard, intuitive menu-driven interface and quick access to email, phone, SMS, organizer and web applications. Operating on advanced GSM/GPRS networks, the BlackBerry 5810 is the integrated handheld that lets you manage all of your business communications and information.
VoiceStream takes corporate mobile connectivity to a new level by offering the BlackBerry™ wireless e-mail solution with integrated phone.
The BlackBerry 5810™ from VoiceStream combines the best nationwide wireless voice service with a secure wireless e-mail and calendar solution in a single, fully integrated, easy-to-use, and easy-to-deploy handheld.
VoiceStream offers you the power of the BlackBerry and then turbo-charges it with iStream - the fastest nationwide wireless data network in 6,500 cities across the country. iStream gives you immediate access to information relevant to you and your business at speeds up to 56kbps.

» Design

The BlackBerry 5810 offers “Always On, Always Connected” operation with integrated voice and data features. Based on RIM's existing palm-sized form factor, the BlackBerry 5810 is sleek (4.6” x 3.1” x 0.7”) and lightweight (4.7 oz) with an embedded RIM wireless modem and internal high performance antenna allowing users to carry and use the handheld comfortably. It features RIM's popular “thumb-typing” keyboard, navigation trackwheel, large screen, intuitive interface and a headset jack for optional phone services. Both the screen and keyboard are backlit for easy reading and typing day and night.

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» Features

• Voice Service Coverage - Place and receive phone calls in over 6,500 cities in the
United States on VoiceStream's nationwide GSM network.

• Wireless E-mail - Integrates with your existing e-mail mailbox and address, so you only have one inbox to manage. Users can read, compose, forward, reply, file or delete messages at their convenience and synchronize their inbox and folders between their BlackBerry 5810 and PC. A variety of third-party applications even allow the user to view, print and fax email attachments using their handheld.

• Short Messaging Service (SMS) - Easily exchange short text messages with other SMS-enabled phones or devices.

• Wireless Calendar and PC Synchronization - Access your address book, calendar, task list and journal. Accept or decline meeting requests wirelessly. Synchronize your Blackberry and Outlook calendars.With RIM's unique wireless calendar synchronization† features, the user's online calendar and handheld calendar can be automatically and wirelessly synchronized without need for a cradle. This means that the user can initiate, accept or decline meeting requests using their BlackBerry handheld and their online calendar will also be updated for the benefit of colleagues and assistants trying to schedule new appointments.

• Always On, Always Connected® Allows you to be discreetly notified when new e-mail arrives. • No dialing-in, no modem to attach, no effort required.

• Mobile Internet Services - With WAP Mobile Internet services, you can efficiently retrieve a wide range of relevant information from the WAP Internet. An increasing variety of optional wireless Internet services are available that allow fast access to select information on the web including news, travel, business and entertainment updates. BlackBerry 5810 users can use the BlackBerry browser to access their carrier's WAP portal and other WML sites.

• Advanced security for enterprise accounts - Industry leading security standard with Triple DES and Native Network (GSM) encryption.

• Application Integration - The BlackBerry 5810 features exceptional hardware and software integration making it very easy to use. A single integrated address book and inbox serve all email, voice and SMS applications. And you can even click on an email address, telephone number or URL inside a message to automatically invoke an email message, call the telephone number or connect to the URL.

• J2ME - Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) is a powerful development platform that is optimized for wireless devices and provides an industry standard programming environment for custom and commercial development. RIM plans to launch its Java Development Environment for developers at JavaOne later this month.

• BlackBerry
Enterprise Server - BlackBerry remains the industry-leading wireless enterprise solution with thousands of companies that have deployed BlackBerry Enterprise Server behind their corporate firewall. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software supports both Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino and provides IT departments with single mailbox integration, centralized administration, end-to-end encryption (Triple DES), performance monitoring, configurable handheld security and certain asset tracking tools. BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports multiple wireless network standards (currently including Mobitex, DataTAC and GSM/GPRS), which means that current BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers in North America will be able to support the BlackBerry 5810 without any change to their back-end infrastructure.

• BlackBerry Web Client - In addition to the enterprise email integration option enabled by BlackBerry Enterprise Server, RIM will introduce a new web-based application called BlackBerry Web Client (expected to be available to carriers in Spring 2002). It will support POP3, IMAP and ISP email protocols and allow users to access multiple existing email accounts from a single BlackBerry handheld (including ISP accounts and a default web mail account provided with each handheld). BlackBerry Web Client will appeal to customers that do not currently use Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino and also those users that wish to access a personal email account in addition to their enterprise email account. BlackBerry 5810 customers can use the BlackBerry Web Client application to select their ISP accounts, access their web mail account, configure settings, define email filters and set auto signatures. IT departments running BlackBerry Enterprise Server will retain the ability to centrally control and implement policies on handhelds that prevent access to personal ISP accounts.

BlackBerry continues to distinguish itself as the most completely integrated wireless solution for corporate customers. It is comprised of hardware, software and wireless services that are designed to meet the needs of both end users and IT departments. The BlackBerry 5810 incorporates powerful hardware and software features in an easy-to-use handheld. BlackBerry software enables easy configuration and management as well as back-end integration with corporate systems and end-to-end security. Advanced GSM/GPRS networks provide voice services and allow always-on connectivity for accessing data easily and quickly.

» BlackBerry Price Plans

• Wireless E-mail Solution
Rate Plan - $44.99 per month*
Unlimited wireless e-mail
1 MB iStream data
300 Ping Pong two-way text messages, AOL instant messages, or custom alerts
$10.00 per additional MB
5¢ per additional text message

• Wireless E-mail & Voice Combination
Rate Plan - $39.99 per month†
Unlimited wireless e-mail
1 MB iStream data
$10.00 per additional MB

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