Customers can now access industry-leading BlackBerry e-mail on the sleek
and elegant Nokia E62
MONTREAL, March 1 /CNW/ - Fido and Nokia jointly announced today the
availability of the Nokia E62 equipped with BlackBerry(R) Connect(TM)
software. For the first time, Fido(R) customers will be able to enjoy the
multi-featured Nokia E62 wireless device with access to the industry-leading
BlackBerry(R) Internet Service that provides push e-mail featuring
synchronization and attachment viewing.
"With almost two out of three customers using Text Messaging, Fido has
been a trendsetter in messaging features," said Patrick Hadsipantelis,
Vice-President of Marketing for Fido. "Now, we can offer our customers a
mobile e-mail solution that's always by their side, wherever they go. The
powerful BlackBerry(R) Internet Service, together with the Nokia E62, offers
customers a compelling wireless solution."
With voice, data and enhanced Web browsing capabilities, the Nokia E62
was designed with the young, urban status seeker in mind. BlackBerry
Connect(TM) software works seamlessly with the built-in applications on the
device, so Fido customers on the go can now benefit from the BlackBerry(R)
Internet Service, which allows them to easily access up to 10 supported
corporate and personal e-mail accounts (including most ISP e-mail accounts)
from a single device.
The device boasts a full QWERTY keyboard and the largest PDA screen on
the market, with a 2.8-inch, 16-million colour display, making for easy
viewing and editing of documents that just can't wait, especially when you are
away from the office. Voice features include up to five hours of talk time and
up to 14 days of standby time, speakers offering superior sound quality, and
five-way conference calling - all on a device that keeps you connected almost
anywhere in the world with its EDGE network capabilities and quad-band (GSM
850/900/1800/1900) frequencies. While waiting at the airport, you can access
on-the-go entertainment with the handset's built-in MP3 player, video player,
and game applications like Golf Pro 2.
"With such a high volume of text messages, it is clear that Fido
customers are looking to stay connected virtually any time, anywhere," said
Paul Chapple, General Manager, Nokia Canada. "We are pleased to be working
with Fido and RIM to provide the first device enabled with BlackBerry
Connect(TM) to Fido's customers. With push e-mail, the Nokia E62 gives people
more options for staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues."
The Nokia E62 handset is available through Fido retail outlets, Fido
retail partners and on-line for $200 with a three-year Fido Agreement.
BlackBerry(R) Internet Service is available in three different monthly e-mail
options starting at $40. For more information on the Nokia E62 handset and
accessories, visit www.nokia.ca and fido.ca.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and
sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each
other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative
products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media
and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network
operators and corporations. For over twenty years Nokia has been bringing the
best in mobile phones and enhancements to Canada to satisfy the diverse needs
of Canadian consumers. www.nokia.ca
Fido offers Canadian consumers and businesses a wide range of wireless
voice and data communications products and services, including international
roaming in over 180 countries. Fido is wholly owned by Rogers Wireless Inc.,
Canada's largest wireless provider and the country's only carrier operating on
the global standard GSM technology platform. For more information, please
Other charges, including a $6.95 monthly system access fee
(non-government fee), apply in addition to the applicable monthly service fee.
For detailed information, please visit fido.ca. Fido is a registered trademark
of Fido Solutions Inc.
/NOTE TO EDITORS: Demo handsets are available upon request./
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For further information: Diane Fabi, (514) 965-1426,
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