Rogers AT&T Wireless and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM – news; TSE: RIM – news) today announced the arrival of the highly anticipated BlackBerry 5810 Wireless Handheld(TM) through Rogers AT&T Wireless in Canada. The Java(TM)-based BlackBerry 5810(TM) operates on the extensive Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network.
Developed by RIM, the BlackBerry 5810 from Rogers AT&T Wireless integrates the functionality and convenience of a wireless phone with the popular features of the BlackBerry(TM) wireless corporate e-mail solution as well as anytime, anywhere access to an integrated calendar, address book and task list. Mobile professionals can easily manage important information and communications by e-mail, phone, two-way text messaging and personal organizer capabilities in a single, integrated handheld. The powerful handheld is also equipped with an earpiece and microphone for safe, convenient, hands-free wireless phone calls.
“This advanced wireless communications tool is a strong addition to our suite of leading-edge GSM/GPRS wireless data products and services,” said Mansell Nelson, Vice President and General Manager, Interactive Mobile Services, Rogers AT&T Wireless. “The BlackBerry 5810 is a truly innovative wireless solution that enables anytime, anywhere access to corporate information while on the go.”
Effective today, the Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network reaches over 90% of Canada’s population, making it the largest integrated voice and data wireless network in Canada. By mid-2002, the Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network will match the Company’s extensive analog coverage reaching 93% of the Canadian population. The Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network provides Canadian access to “always on” GPRS wireless packet data service, along with GSM digital voice service.
“The BlackBerry solution continues to lead the industry in terms of innovation, value and completeness for business and government customers,” said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion. “With our new BlackBerry 5810 and the Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network, you can now enjoy phone services as well as secure, wireless integration with your email account from a single, easy-to-use handheld.”
The BlackBerry 5810 from Rogers AT&T Wireless costs $749 and is available across Canada through Rogers AT&T Wireless Corporate Sales channels. For information about additional BlackBerry solutions including the BlackBerry 950(TM) and BlackBerry 957(TM) handhelds from Rogers AT&T Wireless, running on the Mobitex network, visit the Rogers AT&T Wireless website at www.rogers.com.