Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – December 22, 2006 – Web hosting and managed integrated VoIP services provider, along with technology company, Research In Motion (RIM), have released the BlackBerry 8703e on the Cbeyond BeyondMobile service, designed specifically for small businesses.
The BlackBerry 8703e is designed to keep users connected to important information and communications from a sleek and stylish device with a full QWERTY keyboard, which enables quick and accurate message typing and information entry.
Cbeyond is an IP-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile, and broadband Internet services to over 25,000 small businesses. The addition of the BlackBerry 8703e to its BeyondMobile service provides leading BlackBerry functionality to CbeyondÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s customers, allowing them to maintain wireless connectivity to a full suite of applications including email, mobile phone, organizer, Web browser, instant messaging and text messaging. It also supports a wide range of other business data applications and offers advanced security and manageability.
Brent Cobb, Vice President of Product Management and General Manager of Mobile for Cbeyond explained, ”Our customers asked for additional handset options and we delivered with the addition of the BlackBerry 8703e handset, which enhances our BeyondMobile service and strengthens our mobile offering. The 8703e delivers premium quality voice and data services and gives our small business customers access to the same handset devices offered to larger enterprises.”
The BlackBerry 8703e has a bright, high-resolution LCD display providing a large viewable workspace and includes intelligent light sensing technology to automatically optimize screen and keyboard lighting levels for ideal indoor and outdoor viewing. It also offers premium phone features and intuitive call management features such as smart dialing; speed dialing; call forwarding; dedicated ”send,” ”end,” ”mute” and ”convenience” keys; built-in speakerphone for hands-free use; and Bluetooth support for use with headsets and car kits.
Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Research In Motion added, ”BlackBerry is the leading wireless platform for businesses of all sizes, allowing mobile professionals to stay connected, responsive and productive on the go. We are very pleased to be working with Cbeyond to offer the powerful new BlackBerry 8703e.”
For Cbeyond’s customers, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate data.
In addition, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten corporate and personal e-mail accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device.
CbeyondÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband Internet services start at $495 per month. The company bundles long distance, toll-free and mobile minutes together. Unused landline minutes can be applied to mobile minutes and vice versa for free. The sharing of minutes is seamless to Cbeyond customers and requires no customer intervention. BeyondMobile customers can also pool all mobile minutes across employees so thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no need to juggle different rate plans. With the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s integrated service, customers receive one consolidated bill for all of their landline and mobile communications services, and have only one number to call for support.
Research In Motion is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM).
Cbeyond is an Atlanta-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband services to small businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Cbeyond offers core communications services like local and long-distance voice, mobile and broadband Internet access along with enhanced applications, including voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and VPN. Cbeyond manages its services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network.
To learn more about RIM, please visit: www.rim.com.
For more information about Cbeyond, please visit: www.cbeyond.net.