T-Mobile will broaden choice of BlackBerry solutions for enterprise and individual use
T-Mobile International and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced plans to offer BlackBerry services on a broader range of devices later this year. Support for both BlackBerry Enterprise Server and ‘Instant E-Mail’ with BlackBerry will be offered.
T-Mobile International and Research In Motion are working together to allow T-Mobile customers to use the push-based BlackBerry services to automatically deliver email and other data to and from a range of wireless devices.
With support for BlackBerry connectivity, users of MDA II, Sony Ericsson P900 and Nokia 6820 will benefit from the ease of information access and enhanced security capabilities that the BlackBerry platform provides, together with the T-Mobile service coverage and experience and all the existing functionality and features of the handsets.
“T-Mobile customers are extremely satisfied with the ease and simplicity of the BlackBerry services. We are now very pleased to extend these services by giving our customers a choice of which device to receive their email on while on the move,” said Celia Francis, Executive Vice President Business Products & Services at T-Mobile.
“We are pleased to be working with T-Mobile to provide end-user customers with the BlackBerry experience on a range of wireless devices to suit individual needs and preferences,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Research In Motion. “Corporate customers and IT departments will be able to leverage their existing BlackBerry infrastructure and architecture while supporting greater device choice for their users. Individual consumers will enjoy the push-based experience and be able to integrate with their business or personal email accounts.”
Through RIM’s BlackBerry Connect licensing program, corporate customers will be able to connect to BlackBerry Enterprise Server through a number of leading handsets, using the same secure and reliable wireless architecture and infrastructure that has made BlackBerry such a success in the enterprise sector. Smaller businesses and individual consumers will be able to connect to their email accounts using BlackBerry Web Client services. BlackBerry integrates with a wide range of email systems, including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and popular ISP-hosted services.