Digicel launches BlackBerry Connect service
Stabroek News
February 2, 2007

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Digicel has introduced the BlackBerry Connect service which includes timely delivery of emails and SMS, for the Sony Ericsson P990 to customers in nine Caribbean markets - Guyana is not included as yet.

In a press release, the company said the service will allow customers to choose and enjoy the phone's comprehensive features and stylish design together with Research In Motion (RIM) popular BlackBerry services. The company said RIM is a leading design manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. It provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, internet and intranet-based applications. Digicel said supported BlackBerry features include push-based wireless email access, wireless email reconciliation and attachment viewing through BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and BlackBerry Internet Service. The company said additional BES features include wireless calendar synchronisation, remote look-up of corporate email addresses, triple DES encryption and internet technology enforcement and commands such as remotely disabling or wiping data from a device in the even that it has been lost or stolen.

Digicel Marketing Director Ben Atherton said, "As the Caribbean's fastest growing mobile provider," Digicel is proud to be the first to introduce the service in the region. The service is available in countries including Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dutch Caribbean islands with plans to expand the offer to all of the company's 22 markets.