BlackBerry Platform For StarHub's GSM/GPRS Network Delivers Data/Voice Services To Corporate Customers
Singapore and Waterloo, ON - 27 May 2003 - StarHub and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the commercial launch of BlackBerry, the leading secure wireless email/data/voice platform, for the first time in Singapore.
The BlackBerry wireless platform allows StarHub's corporate users to manage their corporate email, data and Personal Information Management (PIM) tools through the use of a Java-based BlackBerry Wireless Handheld with integrated email, phone, SMS, web browser and organizer applications on the go. The BlackBerry 6720TM handheld operates on StarHub's robust GSM/GPRS network.
The highly secure mobile email and data solution supports Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino environments allowing easy integration with the user's corporate email address and mailbox. Emails and calendar appointments are automatically "pushed" to and sent from the industry-proven handheld while they're out of the office. The handheld features a patented, built-in keyboard that makes it extremely easy to type using two thumbs. The BlackBerry handheld is an indispensable communications tool for busy executives.
The "always-on" data and email connectivity is provided via StarHub's robust GSM/GPRS network. Coupled with over 40 GPRS roaming destinations covering major destinations in Asia, Europe and the USA, StarHub's customers are able to manage their corporate email overseas. No need to dial-in or "pull" data, no time wasted and all the latest email and PIM "pushed" to their handheld automatically.
"StarHub is committed to offering secure, innovative and easy-to-use wireless solutions to enhance our corporate customer's competitiveness and productivity. With the BlackBerry wireless platform, StarHub demonstrates its commitment. BlackBerry allows the user to automatically and securely receive their corporate emails anywhere, anytime in Singapore and even while travelling overseas on business trips," said Mr. Chan Kin Hung, Senior Vice President, StarHub Mobile. "We have received very strong responses and positive feedback to our extensive customer trials and are confident that BlackBerry will be a popular wireless solution for corporate customers in Singapore."
"We are very pleased to deliver the BlackBerry wireless data and voice platform to corporate customers in Singapore on StarHub's advanced and robust GSM/GPRS network with extensive roaming capabilities," said Mr. Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. "BlackBerry has become the leading wireless platform for corporate and government environments through its ability to address the needs of both end users and IT departments. BlackBerry provides an end-to-end solution that features ease of use, integration with existing data systems, end-to-end security and a push-based architecture."
BlackBerry is an award-winning wireless platform developed by RIM that is widely adopted by organizations including U.S. Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, financial institutions and law firms. It has been successfully deployed in thousands of organizations in North America and Europe with expansion beginning in Asia and Latin America.
BlackBerry from StarHub is available today in Singapore through StarHub's mobile corporate sales team. For additional information about BlackBerry from StarHub, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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