TIM Introduces First Pre-Paid Option for BlackBerry E-mail/Data/Phone Services

Tuesday 2 December 2003 22:51 CET | News

Research In Motion (RIM) and TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) have announced that pre-paid voice and data services are now available for BlackBerry.

Individual buyers can purchase pre-paid airtime for the first time in the world in Italy. The pre-paid option is an exciting development that makes the many benefits of the BlackBerry wireless solution accessible to a wide range of customers, especially Christmas shoppers who want to purchase BlackBerry as a Christmas gift. TIM is launching pre-paid BlackBerry service for individuals with the BlackBerry 7230 handheld. The BlackBerry 7230 features a crisp, high-resolution colour screen and is compact and lightweight with superior battery performance. The BlackBerry 7230 supports worldwide international roaming* on GSM/GPRS networks. Details of pricing and roaming services are available from TIM. The new BlackBerry handhelds and service are available from all il Telefonino stores and via TIMs web site. Additional features of the BlackBerry 7230 include: - A high-resolution colour screen that supports over 65,000 colours while maintaining superior battery life. - Cradle-free wireless email synchronization. - Integrated email attachment viewing that enables users to read important email attachments from their BlackBerry handheld (including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, WordPerfect, ASCII). - Support for international roaming (on 900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks) that enable mobile professionals to use one handheld while travelling with no need to change their phone number or email addresses. - A push-based wireless architecture that delivers messages automatically. - A wireless extension to existing email accounts with support for up to 10 corporate and personal email accounts from a single handheld (including: popular Internet Service Provider (ISP), Microsoft Exchange, and/or IBM Lotus Domino email accounts). - An easy-to-use thumb-typing keyboard and navigation trackwheel for sending and receiving email and SMS messages on the go. Backlit screen and keyboard for easy reading and typing during day or night. - 16 MB flash memory plus 2 MB SRAM, rechargeable/removable lithium battery and Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity for quick battery charging. - A pocket-sized, lightweight and ergonomic handheld design, with an embedded RIM wireless modem and internal high performance antenna.

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