Today Optus launched the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the first smartphone to operate over its dual-band mobile network.
“With our recent announcement that the Optus dual band mobile network now covers 97 per cent of the Australian population, our customers will be able to use their BlackBerry Bold 9700 in more places,” said Optus Business Director of Mobility and Convergence Hugh Humphrey.
“Whether traveling around Australia, on holidays with the family or en route to meetings in the CBD, our customers can now work smarter, not harder, with access to the office at their finger tips,” Mr Humphrey said.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 users can access social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and the phone boasts a host of features such as text and picture messaging, background noise suppression, a 624 MHz processor, 256 MB of Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
Business customers using BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 will also be able to manage folders on the phone’s desktop and open attachments in meeting requests and calendar entries. They will also be able to forward calendar appointments.
The handset will be available to Optus’s Small and Medium Business customers for $0 upfront when taking a 24-month Business BlackBerry $79 Cap plan, or for $5 per month on a 24 month $69 Business Plus BlackBerry plan, and to Consumer customers for $5 per month on a 24-month Blackberry $79 Cap plan.
For more information, visit: www.optus.com.au/blackberry