BlackBerry(R) 8830 World Edition smartphone now available in Canada from Bell Mobility



    
        "Best of both worlds" device offers true high-speed Internet access,
                               GPS navigation
    

    TORONTO, Ontario, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada today announced the
availability of the much-anticipated BlackBerry(R) 8830 World Edition
smartphone, offering worldwide roaming, true high-speed Internet access, and
advanced multimedia applications such as GPS navigation.
    The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition from Bell is the first BlackBerry
smartphone to take advantage of the world's two leading wireless network
technologies. It offers the high speed Internet access and premium North
American coverage of CDMA networks in Canada, the United States and Mexico,
and the global reach of GSM/GPRS technology when clients travel around the
world.
    "Bell Mobility is proud to be the first to bring the BlackBerry 8830
World Edition to Canada, and to offer the only BlackBerry smartphone with the
ability to operate on both high-speed CDMA voice and data networks in North
America and GSM networks outside of North America," said Wade Oosterman,
President of Bell Mobility. "The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition is a
sophisticated and powerful multimedia communications device that truly offers
the best of both worlds."
    "BlackBerry smartphones continue to provide an unmatched mobile
experience for people who want a full-featured phone to help them stay
connected and productive in their personal and professional lives," said Mike
Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO of Research In Motion. "The BlackBerry 8830
World Edition is a stellar choice for customers with its international roaming
support, GPS functionality, multimedia features and a thin and stylish
design."
    Operating on the most powerful data network in Canada, the
BlackBerry 8830 World Edition offers GPS navigation capabilities, instant
messaging, mobile browsing and other robust multimedia applications:

    
    - GPS Navigation offers turn-by-turn navigation capability with audio
      voice and onscreen functionality supported by 2D and 3D maps; using
      RIM's intuitive user interface with an easy-to-use trackball, clients
      can easily initiate route requests right from the BlackBerry address
      book

    - Customer Relationship Management and Sales Force Automation tools allow
      clients to record sales leads, manage contacts, obtain product
      inventory and pricing details, revise forecasts and recall complete
      customer histories in real time

    - Field Force Automation applications let clients manage work orders and
      status reports, accurately track equipment and supplies, and enable the
      electronic dispatch of mobile field staff to ensure the most cost-
      efficient deployment of resources

    - Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness tools allow clients to
      manage events that can disrupt business operations and critical data
      networks in real time, with the sophisticated communications and
      process tools they need when every second counts.
    

    The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition can also easily tether to a laptop
computer to double as a wireless modem operating on the Bell wireless high
speed network. Clients can also subscribe to Smart Connect, a Bell service
that delivers seamless connectivity across multiple wireless networks,
including EVDO, public and private WiFi hotspots, and virtual private
networks.
    Offering extensive multimedia capabilities, the BlackBerry 8830 World
Edition also includes a media player for videos, music and photos and access
to the world's most popular instant messaging network, Windows Live Messenger,
exclusively available from Bell Mobility.
    The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition is now available for as little as
$299.95 on a three-year term. For more information, please visit
bell.ca/fastest.

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca.

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For further information:

For further information: media inquiries: Paolo Pasquini, Bell Canada,
Media Relations, (416) 581-4268, 1-888-482-0809, paolo.pasquini@bell.ca


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