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BlackBerry 8700r: The first BlackBerry device available in Canada
Date: 09 November 2005
BlackBerry 8700r: The first BlackBerry device available in Canada
Rogers Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the availability of the BlackBerry® 8700r Wireless Handheld™ in Canada beginning November 29th.
The first BlackBerry device available in Canada to support high-speed EDGE network technology, the BlackBerry 8700r enables superior Web browsing, faster wireless connectivity and will operate exclusively on the Rogers Wireless GSM/GPRS/EDGE network.

Customers will experience:
• Noticeably faster Web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing,
• An exceptionally bright, high-resolution landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen that supports more than 65,000 colours and utilizes active matrix transmissive technology to deliver vivid graphics,
• Intelligent auto-sensing technology to automatically adjust the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments,
• The ability to store and run more enterprise, personal productivity and game applications with a powerful Intel® processor, as well as 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SRAM,
• Complete, high-end phone features with dedicated “send,” “end” and “mute” phone keys as well as intuitive call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial and call forwarding,
Bluetooth® support and built-in speakerphone for hands-free operation,
• Quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE network support for connectivity across Canada as well as seamless international roaming in over 170 countries,
• The optimized and smoothly integrated functionality that BlackBerry users have come to expect with support for email, phone, Web browsing, text messaging, organizer and corporate data applications,
• An easy-to-use, full QWERTY keyboard in a sleek, stylish and lightweight device.

The BlackBerry 8700r is ideal for customers who want a lightweight, all-in-one device with best-in-class performance for email, phone, Web browsing and corporate data applications.

The BlackBerry 8700r will cost C $499.99 with a 3-year service agreement from Rogers Wireless and will be available for purchase across Canada through select Rogers Wireless dealers and retail points of sale, or online at
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