India-based Tata Teleservices and Canada-based Research In Motion have launched the BlackBerry solution in India. Tata Indicom, the telecom service arm of Tata Teleservices, will offer BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone nationwide.
According to Research In Motion (RIM), its BlackBerry solution provides a range of mobile applications, including phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser, multimedia. It features QWERTY keyboard and trackball navigation system.
The CDMA-based BlackBerry 8830 World Edition is claimed to offer international roaming capability on GSM/GPRS networks. Together with a ‘One World – One Number’ R-UIM (removable user identity module) card powered by Tata Indicom, users can access email and data, as well as place and receive domestic and international calls, nationwide on the Tata Indicom CDMA network in India and around the world on GSM/GPRS networks.
Anil Sardana, managing director of Tata Teleservices, said: We take immense pride in launching the much-awaited BlackBerry solution. The BlackBerry smartphone has become a way of life, an office on the move for corporate executives and business professionals, and its many user-friendly features make it truly desirable. The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone also adds a powerful capability to support seamless roaming on international networks.