The much vaunted Blackberry Smartphone is here. Spice Nepal, a private sector telecom operator, on Wednesday launched BlackBerry solutions in tandem with Research In Motion (RIM) and Emetic Mobile Solution (EMS).
BlackBerry is a line of mobile e-mail and Smartphone devices developed by Canadian company RIM. It is subscribed to by over 41 million people and sold in over 175 nations.
Blackberry has brought BlackBerry Bold 9700 model, software and services for easy wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other applications such as BlackBerry Messenger, Windows Live, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk and Facebook.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers top performance with features of 3G networks around the world, a next generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, a 3.2 mega pixel camera and sharp display.
Pasi Koistinen, chief executive officer of Ncell, said, “We act in commitment to the Ncell brand values, which guide us to be a market pioneer and partner of our customers.”
BlackBerry subscribers at Ncell can access their email accounts anywhere within reach of Ncell’s network.
The Smartphone is priced at Rs. 49,999 including tax with BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) for the corporate segment and BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) for smaller businesses and individual users.
Customers subscribing to BES will have to pay Rs. 1,499 monthly charge. It offers email, advanced calendaring, address book, document and file access, instant messaging among other services based on advanced security with push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data, said Ncell. BIS targeted at smaller businesses and individuals allows access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts, including ISP and web based email accounts such as Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Google Mail. Charge, Rs. 999 per month.
Mansur Khamidov, chief commercial officer of Ncell said BlackBerry would be available at five Ncell centres at Pulchowk of Kathmandu and in Biratnagar, Banepa and Pokhara.
(via The Kathmandu Post)