Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (ACS), today announced the launch of three BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion. ACS, Alaska's leading integrated telecommunications provider, will offer the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphones to customers starting on September 15.

With EVDO technology deployed on the state's only 3G CDMA network, ACS offers customers unparalleled wireless voice quality and data speeds. The combination of BlackBerry smartphones and ACS' statewide mobile network -- the fastest available in Alaska -- provides a powerful solution to users juggling multiple demands in their busy professional and personal lives.

"The BlackBerry smartphones we're offering are fast, functional and efficient for keeping ACS customers connected, whether in downtown Anchorage, on the North Slope, on the Kenai River or traveling outside the state. BlackBerry smartphones are the industry standard when it comes to smartphone technology and we're excited to make these feature-rich smartphones available to ACS customers," said Connie Dorman, ACS Director of Marketing.

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*note* clearly the Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin isn't on this network since she already carries a blackberry