Digicel launches BlackBerry connect for Sony Ericsson p990
Guyana Chronicle
January 26, 2007

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DIGICEL, the fastest growing GSM operator in the Caribbean, and Research In Motion (RIM), on Wednesday introduced BlackBerry® Connect™ for the Sony Ericsson P990 to customers in nine Caribbean markets.

Digicel said the Sony Ericsson P990 with BlackBerry Connect allows customers to choose and enjoy the phone’s comprehensive features and stylish design together with RIM’s popular BlackBerry services. Supported BlackBerry features include push-based wireless email access, wireless email reconciliation and attachment viewing through BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and BlackBerry® Internet Service.

Additional features supported through BlackBerry Enterprise Server include:

* wireless calendar synchronisation

* remote look-up of corporate email addresses

* Triple DES encryption

* IT policy enforcement and commands (such as remotely disabling or wiping data from a device in the event it is lost or stolen).

According to Marketing Director for Digicel Group, Ben Atherton, “As the Caribbean’s fastest growing mobile provider, Digicel is proud to be the first to introduce BlackBerry Connect for the Sony Ericsson P990 to the region. The stylish and feature-rich P990 phone, together with BlackBerry Connect, offers customers a powerful wireless solution.”

BlackBerry Connect for the Sony Ericsson P990 is available immediately from Digicel in Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, as well as Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos, with plans to expand the offering across all of Digicel’s 22 markets.

“More and more people are recognising and embracing the personal and professional benefits of wireless email and we are very pleased to be expanding our relationship with Digicel to extend BlackBerry services to a wider range of customers in the Caribbean market,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.

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.

Digicel said that for individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.