Pattaya Daily News

07 March 2008 :: 11:03:48 am 3979

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone in Thailand

AIS and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced availability of the BlackBerry Pearl™ 8120 smartphone to Thai customers. Designed to meet the needs of mobile consumers in Thailand.
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Thailand, the 7th of March 2008 [Pattaya Daily News]: The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone comes with a range of new and innovative features including built-in Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel digital camera that supports video capture, an externally accessible memory card slot and an enhanced visual interface.

Available on AIS’s high-speed EDGE network, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone offers AIS customers an exceptional user experience for email, phone, messaging (SMS, IM, MMS), web browsing, multimedia, organizer and other mobile applications.

“We are seeing an increase in demand for stylish smartphones that allow consumers to access important information easily,” said Mr. Yip Hon Mun, Vice President Enterprise Development Marketing of AIS. “With the new BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smart phone, AIS customers now have greater control and flexibility over the way they communicate professionally and personally.”

”The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone is small and elegant, yet powerful and extremely easy to use,” said Mr. Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion.

“We are pleased to continue our well-established relationship with AIS to introduce the sleek and feature-rich BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone to consumers in Thailand.”
Key features of the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone include:

A 2-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and enhanced flash, as well as video capture* in two resolutions: 240×180 or 176×144 for sharing via MMS.Ultra-sleek design, measuring only 107mm x 55mm x 14mm and weighing approximately 91g.Exceptional user experience with RIM’s popular trackball navigation system and SureType® keyboard system, as well as an updated visual interface.

National and international support with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) with support for Wi-Fi security protocols including WEP (Wireless Equivalency Protocol), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager software that includes Roxio® Media Manager for BlackBerry®, which allows users to easily search for media files on their computer, view and organize them, create MP3 music files from CDs, add audio tags and album art, create playlists and copy or convert pictures, music and videos for optimal playback. Users can also create and edit playlists through the media player on the smartphone.

Premium phone features including noise cancellation technology to offset background noise, Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), dedicated ‘send’, ‘end’, and ‘mute’ keys, low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth® (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals.

An externally accessible microSD/SDHC expandable memory slot for additional storage, and support for high-speed USB allowing users to transfer files between the smartphone and a PC at up to 10MB/sec.

A 3.5mm stereo headset jack and dedicated volume controls. Support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ringtones. Built-in spell checker.

BlackBerry Internet Service support that allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts.

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support for enterprise deployments, enabling advanced security and IT administration within IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® environments.

Support for instant messaging with BlackBerry® Messenger, Google® Talk and Yahoo!® Messenger.

AIS launched the BlackBerry solution in Thailand in 2005. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone from AIS is now available for 19,990 Baht. BlackBerry service plans are available from 299 Baht per month. Customers who use up to 5MB of data a month can now purchase a data plan from AIS at 599 Baht per month with a 12-month data contract. For customers who travel frequently, AIS also has special data roaming plans, offering discounts of more than 90% off AIS’s normal roaming data rates. For more information, contact AIS’s Corporate Call Center at 1149.

* Video capture requires a microSD memory card, sold separately.

About AIS Thailand… Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), a subsidiary of Shin Corporation PCL., is the established leader in Thailand’s wireless communications industry after more than 15 years of services with its market share more than 50%.
 
To date, AIS service network covers 795 districts (amphur) throughout Thailand, plus international roaming across in six continents. AIS has continuously enhanced and expanded its network in order to respond to the market and technological advances, whilst keeping abreast of consumers’ growing demands and needs. It continues to integrate the latest in advanced technology and deliver more than just voice communication, with GPRS and EDGE technology.

AIS strongly believe that wireless communications bring changes to the way Thai people live their life, regardless of who they are and what they do. With endless communications possibilities, the quality of life is better. Visit our web site at www.ais.co.th

About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative 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). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com

Media Contacts:
AIS
Waralee Jirachaisri
Tel : +6622995063
Email : waraleej@ais.co.th

Research In Motion
Teresa Chang
Tel: +65 6879 8700
Email: tchang@rim.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Business News

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