New Blackberry Offers Real-Time GPS

The PDA is targeted at customers who want the power of a BlackBerry with the look and feel of a 'traditional' wireless phone.
The new BlackBerry 7100i Wireless Handheld is the first -- and currently only -- member of the BlackBerry 7100 family that provides real-time GPS navigation. Nextel Partners and Research In Motion said their product, which has an integrated phone, wireless e-mail and data applications, is targeted at customers who want the power of BlackBerry with the look and feel of a traditional wireless phone. Operating on Nextel's all-digital network, the 7100i continues to provide traditional Blackberry features, including wireless email, digital cellular phone service, Bluetooth capabilities and Walkie-talkie benefits. The device also incorporates an easy-to-use keypad, an LCD color screen, multimedia messaging services, speakerphone, enhanced attachment viewing and personal organizer.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service lets users access up to 10 supported corporate and/or personal e-mail accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and other popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device. The BlackBerry 7100i from Nextel Partners is currently available.

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