The BlackBerry solution brings together smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, messaging, social networking, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. At launch, DST customers will be able to get the sleek and elegant BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone and connect on a corporate or consumer based BlackBerry service plan.
Idris Vasi, CEO, DST Group commented: “The BlackBerry solution meets our customers’ connectivity requirements to access their email and other applications in real-time. For business users, it’s like having your office in your pocket, and users can also take advantage of access to popular messaging services like BBM [BlackBerry Messenger], social networking sites, Internet browsing and multimedia features with their BlackBerry smartphone. This launch increases our service and product portfolio and aligns us better with our customer requirements, as DST is always looking for innovative new services and capabilities for our customers. The launch of the BlackBerry solution will increase the number of smart-phone users in Brunei and should lead to a corresponding increase in data-usage and Value Added Services from DST.”
Gregory Wade, Managing Director, Southeast Asia at RIM said: “Both business users and consumers in Brunei will be able to take advantage of the BlackBerry solution and enjoy easy access to the people and information that are most important to them throughout their day. The BlackBerry Bold is a powerful and attractive smartphone that provides users with all the features they need to stay connected while on the move.”
BlackBerry Bold 9700
The new BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features in a compact and elegant design that will appeal to customers for both professional and personal use. The smartphone supports 3G (HSDPA) networks around the world, and comes with built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp, dazzling display. The handset features a dark chrome frame and leatherette back with a smoothly integrated optical trackpad and a highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard.
DST is offering BlackBerry® Internet Service, a powerful and easy to use service designed for smaller businesses and individuals. It allows customers to access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts, such as Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) from a BlackBerry smartphone. Set up is easy and does not require IT support, making it an excellent option for business users, professionals and individuals who don’t have the resources to manage a corporate email server. It provides automatic synchronization of messages between the subscriber’s BlackBerry smartphone and email accounts.
DST business customers can opt to connect to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution, which is recognized as the gold standard for enterprise mobility, and is a trusted and reliable tool for companies and government organizations around the world. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® and works with existing enterprise systems, to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate applications.
Availability [December 6, 2010]
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone is available today from DST. Customers can get more information at the DST Carnival that is being held December 3 - 5 at the BRIDEX International Conference Centre in Jerudong.
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