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    AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

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    Cutting Edge Design and Functionality with Built-in GPS, Push To Talk, and Global Wireless Connectivity

    Research In Motionand today introduced the thinnest BlackBerry handset yet. The BlackBerry 8800 incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard and offers customers a unique blend of performance and elegance. AT&T will be the first wireless carrier in North America to launch the BlackBerry 8800 when it begins offering it across its wireless retail and business channels on February 21.

    For more information, please go to www.cingular.com/blackberry8800.

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    The BlackBerry 8800 from AT&T has an exclusive, premium, dark blue finish and AT&T uniquely supports Push To Talk (PTT) on the handset. It features built-in GPS (Global Positioning System), a first for an AT&T-enabled BlackBerry handset. The BlackBerry 8800 also incorporates RIM's new trackball navigation system for fast and intuitive navigation, as well as a media player and a microSD expandable memory slot for storage of music and videos.

    The BlackBerry 8800 offers proven and popular BlackBerry features including support for phone, email, text messaging, web browser, organizer, corporate data applications and more. Operating on AT&T's high-speed nationwide(i) EDGE wireless data network, the quad-band BlackBerry 8800 also gives customers the ability to make phone calls in more than 200 countries and access email and other data applications in over 120 countries.(ii)

    "The BlackBerry 8800 represents the most innovative design to date for a full keyboard BlackBerry handset," said Jeff Bradley, vice president, wireless business data services, for AT&T. "It is thin and stylish, and in addition to providing access to work and personal email it offers new features for increased productivity, without compromising the power and functionality that make BlackBerry an outstanding wireless communications tool for our customers."

    "The BlackBerry 8800 is a high-performance, high-quality handset with a truly discriminating design," said Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO at RIM. "The BlackBerry 8800 is optimized to satisfy the most demanding mobile professionals with its thin profile, premium finish, full-featured phone and best-in-class application performance. AT&T's BlackBerry users will also be pleased to see a range of new features available with this full keyboard handset, including a trackball navigation system, Push To Talk, media player and built-in GPS."

    AT&T boasts the largest Push To Talk network in America and its PTT service includes several differentiating features, including "availability" icons, quick group calling and the ability to easily switch a PTT session to a regular wireless voice call.

    The BlackBerry 8800 features built-in GPS and supports location-based services applications. AT&T customers can receive turn-by-turn voice and on-screen driving directions on the BlackBerry 8800 with the award-winning TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM). On the BlackBerry 8800, TeleNav GPS Navigator can be used in vehicles or while walking and offers colorful 3D moving maps. Customers can also download TeleNav Maps(TM), a free application providing access to non-GPS static maps and step-by-step written driving directions. The BlackBerry 8800 also is suited ideally for industry-specific applications, such as AT&T's wireless field service solutions powered by Corrigo and sales force automation applications from Antenna Software.

    The new BlackBerry 8800 from AT&T also includes:

    - An intuitive user interface with an easy-to-use trackball, dedicated 'menu' and 'escape' keys, and context-sensitive menus that make navigation feel instinctive and fast

    - Robust call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, and call forwarding

    - Premium phone features with noise cancellation for enhanced audio performance, Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), dedicated 'send', 'end', and 'mute' keys, low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth(R) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits and Bluetooth peripherals

    - Support for polyphonic, MP3 and MIDI ring tones

    - An ultra-bright, high resolution (320 x 240) landscape display - images appear vivid and crisp

    - An innovative light-sensing technology that automatically optimizes the screen, trackball and keyboard lighting for indoor, outdoor and dark environments

    - High performance HTML browser for visiting favorite web sites while on the go

    - Multimedia player with stereo headset jack for MP3 and AAC music files, as well as MPEG4 and H.263 video formats

    - 64MB built-in flash memory, expandable through microSD expansion slot

    - An ultra-thin, high-capacity battery

    - BlackBerry(R) Internet Service support - allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts

    - BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server support - integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R) Domino(R) and Novell GroupWise(R) environments and features a new set of IT policy controls for managing the BlackBerry 8800's features and usage.

    The BlackBerry 8800 also comes with a complement of accessories -- headset, travel charger, holster, and USB cable -- that are included in the box. Additional accessories for BlackBerry handsets, including premium leather holsters and totes, an automotive charger, and Bluetooth(R) headsets are available online and through retail outlets.

    Pricing and Availability

    The BlackBerry 8800 from AT&T will be available for as low as $299.99 with a two-year commitment and after rebates in AT&T retail stores nationwide, on www.cingular.com/blackberry8800 and through AT&T's wireless B2B sales organization. Unlimited corporate email access via BlackBerry is as low as $44.99 a month with a voice contract. Customers interested in only unlimited personal email access and Web browsing with BlackBerry(R) Internet Service can choose the BlackBerry Personal Plan for as low as $29.99 a month with a voice contract. Unlimited AT&T Push to Talk service is available for an additional monthly charge of $9.99 per device and $19.99 for Push to Talk Family. AT&T Push to Talk also features a pay-per-use option of $.15 per minute. TeleNav GPS Navigator is available for additional monthly charges of $5.99 for 10 trips and $9.99 for unlimited trips.

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    I didn't think I'd be so excited.....until I see I can't have it yet.

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Everything sounds great, i too need to touch before i can decide.

    can't wait.

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Camera?

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Quote Originally Posted by VanillaEps
    Camera?
    No...

    And why does it not surprise me that Cingular has no idea whats going on with this launch...hmmm...sound familiar?!?!

    A friend of mine called earlier today, said that he just called and spoke with his local Cingular store and he was told not till the fall...

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

    Cingular, oh Cingular...I figured AT&T would somehow straighten you out, but obviously your still oblivious to what is going on...

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Quote Originally Posted by N8DBB
    No...

    And why does it not surprise me that Cingular has no idea whats going on with this launch...hmmm...sound familiar?!?!

    A friend of mine called earlier today, said that he just called and spoke with his local Cingular store and he was told not till the fall...

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

    Cingular, oh Cingular...I figured AT&T would somehow straighten you out, but obviously your still oblivious to what is going on...
    But, they know all about the iPhone!

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    The cingular website tells me that there is no such page for the 8800. Maybe it's not here on the west coast area yet... dont they send you to different(cingular) sites depending on your geographic area? it seems like they do. maybe i'm wrong i dont know... Hurry up cingular... or ATT or whoever you are.. lol
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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzzyP
    The cingular website tells me that there is no such page for the 8800. Maybe it's not here on the west coast area yet... l
    It was up about an hour and a half ago, then 5 minutes later it was gone...

    They also had it up if you went to cingular and just did a search for BlackBerry devices only...and then it was gone...

    Pearl Launch Part 2!

    How many times did the Pearl come and go off of their website before they got all of their ducks in a row...6? 12?

    Just keep hitting refresh...One minute it will probably be there and the next minute it won't.

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Yea it's a teaser..... I wonder who's in charge of stuff like that..... silly people
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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Looks like Rim changed the link from www.cingular.com/blackberry8800 to http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-s...p?zipPass=true which just gives a list of all Cingular Blackberry phones. lol

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    update from phonescoop

    Blackberry 8800 Includes GPS

    Today, 2:59 AM* * * source:*Research In Motion

    Research In Motion today announced a new full-sized Blackberry. The 8800 series will launch as a quad-band GSM/EDGE device with a full QWERTY keyboard and many features from the Pearl including trackball navigation and a media player. Although it mimcs many of the Pearl's features, it is not as thin. The 8800 is also the first GSM Blackberry with GPS. Additionally, it includes a QVGA display, Bluetooth, Micro SD slot and stereo headset jack. The 8800 will be available on AT&T (Cingular) on February 21 for $300 with a 2 year contract
    Straight from phonescoop.com

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    Re: update from phonescoop

    thanks for the info!

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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    Quote Originally Posted by N8DBB
    No...

    And why does it not surprise me that Cingular has no idea whats going on with this launch...hmmm...sound familiar?!?!

    Cingular, oh Cingular...I figured AT&T would somehow straighten you out, but obviously your still oblivious to what is going on...
    You are the one that's wrong. Not Cingular/at&t.

    Today is NOT the Cingular/at&t Launch of the 8800.

    All one has to do is _read the press release_.

    One notices upon reading, that it's RIM's Press Release.

    It clearly states that Cingulars/at&t Launch Date is Feb 21st.

    So Before passing out Bad Information, and bashing Cingular/at&t it might be prudent to have your facts correct.

    After all most of us know that Cingular/at&t is a great company.

    Cheers....

    Oh, in case you cannot find it here is the first paragraph from the press release.

    "Atlanta, GA and Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and AT&T (NYSE: T) today introduced the thinnest BlackBerry handset yet. The BlackBerry® 8800 incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard and offers customers a unique blend of performance and elegance. AT&T will be the first wireless carrier in North America to launch the BlackBerry 8800 when it begins offering it across its wireless retail and business channels on February 21."

    Notice the Date "Feb 21".
    Cingular/ at&t comes through once again.


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    Re: AT&T Customers Go Sleek & Stylish With The New BlackBerry 8800

    I would like to know exactly where it is I am wrong...

    The first response "No" was in response to the question asking if there was going to be a camera.

    Now, please, inform me where it is that I stated that the device was going to be launched today, as to the best of my recollection, I have not.

    I did make a statement on another thread stating that numerous Cingular reps aren't even aware of the device being launched on the 21st, rather they are saying everything from "quarter 3, end of 2007, and huh".

    So I shall wait to see exactly where it was that I was wrong and where exactly I said that the launch date was today...

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