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 January 31, 2005
3 Hong Kong And RIM Introduce The BlackBerry 7100g In Hong Kong

 3 Hong Kong and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the latest addition to 3 Hong Kong's portfolio of BlackBerry products with the introduction of the new BlackBerry 7100g. The BlackBerry 7100g from 3 Hong Kong is expected to be available in mid-February.

The BlackBerry 7100g from 3 Hong Kong is an innovative business phone that delivers the power of BlackBerry in a stylish 'candy-bar' mobile phone design.

The BlackBerry 7100g features the entire range of popular BlackBerry applications including mobile phone, email, text messaging, organizer and browsing capabilities. In addition to a large and bright, high-resolution color screen, the BlackBerry 7100g incorporates an integrated speakerphone that is ideal for conference calls, Bluetooth support for wireless headsets and car-kits and a quad-band radio for international roaming(i). It also features 32MB flash memory, 4MB SRAM and polyphonic ring tone support.

The BlackBerry 7100g features RIM's breakthrough SureType keyboard technology that converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a traditional 'candy bar' phone design. The integrated keyboard and software system provides an instinctively familiar look and feel and allows users to dial phone numbers and type messages quickly, accurately and comfortably. Replacing the need for the traditional multi-tap phone approach, SureType fundamentally changes the way people think about typing on mobile phones.

Ms. Agnes Nardi, Managing Director of 3 Hong Kong said, "We were the first operator in Asia to bring the innovative BlackBerry products and services to our users. Since its launch, it has been very well received by our business users with its 'push' email technology and a host of useful features. The new BlackBerry 7100g is another innovative product by RIM. It delivers a fully integrated BlackBerry experience with the breakthrough SureType keyboard, which allows users to dial phone numbers and type messages quickly, accurately and comfortably. With a brighter color screen, attachment opening features, speakerphone, Bluetooth and quad-band support, we are confident that the new BlackBerry 7100g will become another popular product for both business and individual users."

The BlackBerry 7100g weighs 120g and has a battery life (using the standard battery) of up to four hours talk time and up to eight days standby.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate data. The BlackBerry 7100g supports the full functionality of the recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0.


(i) Check with 3 Hong Kong for roaming services