Breakthrough 3G and HSDPA smartphone delivers unprecedented performance with style; ideal for business professionals and power users
Tokyo, Japan and Waterloo, On., Canada September 29, 2008 -
The new BlackBerry Bold smartphone is crafted from premium materials inside and out; from its lustrous black exterior, satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette backplate, to its stunning high resolution display which must be seen to be believed, the BlackBerry Bold embodies power and beauty without compromise.
Designed to give business professionals and power users exceptional functionality and performance, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone leverages DOCOMO's high-speed 3G and HSDPA networks to offer an exceptional mobile experience. It offers powerful phone, email, messaging, organizer and web browsing applications, as well as access to a wide range of other mobile business and lifestyle applications. It features a newly designed QWERTY keyboard, built-in GPS and
"The BlackBerry Bold smartphone empowers the most demanding users with capabilities that help them achieve all that they want - at work and in their personal lives. The elegant design houses a comprehensive suite of new features as well as the traditional functionality of the BlackBerry platform that users have come to know and love," said Mr. Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO of DOCOMO. "We're pleased to announce plans for DOCOMO to bring it to Japan."
"The new BlackBerry Bold smartphone exudes confidence and elegance and will enable mobile workers to stay connected effortlessly in their professional and personal lives," said Mr. Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. "We are proud to work with DOCOMO to introduce this powerful smartphone to Japanese customers."
The BlackBerry Bold will be showcased at CEATEC Japan 2008 from September 30 to October 4, 2008.
Features of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone from DOCOMO are listed in the appendix.
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- About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMOis the world's leading mobile communications company. DOCOMO serves over 53 million customers, including 45 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMAin 2001. DOCOMO also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by 48 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DOCOMO mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DOCOMOis listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.
- 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.blackberry.com.
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