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TATA DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® solution on TATA DOCOMO’s GSM platform. The dual-technology telecom service provider is offering the solution along with Research In Motion (RIM) . TATA DOCOMO will offer the BlackBerry® Bold™ and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphones to its customers in India starting today.

BlackBerry smartphones and services provide customers with easy wireless access to e-mail, phone, calendar, Internet browsing and multimedia applications, as well as access to thousands of mobile business and lifestyle applications.

Announcing the launch of the BlackBerry solution for TATA DOCOMO customers, Mr Deepak Gulati, President, TATA DOCOMO, said: “TATA DOCOMO is a young brand that recently rolled out GSM services across eight circles within a span of 45 days and has received an enthusiastic response.

When we launched our GSM services, we had promised our subscribers that we would bring to them the best products and services. Living up to that brand promise, we are launching two powerful BlackBerry smartphones for our customers. Indian telecom users will also have the option to connect any authorized BlackBerry smartphone available in the market and subscribe to a TATA DOCOMO data plan.”

“The BlackBerry smartphones, together with TATA DOCOMO offerings, will appeal to a broad spectrum of retail and business customers who want an exceptional mobile experience with e-mail, messaging, social networking, mobile Internet, music and entertainment,” Mr Gulati added.

Ms Frenny Bawa, Vice-President, Research In Motion India, said, “We are very pleased to introduce the BlackBerry solution on the recently launched TATA DOCOMO GSM network. The BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphones each deliver a powerful mix of communications, connectivity and multimedia features that will suit the needs of Indian customers.”

To further enhance the power of choice, TATA DOCOMO has offered two flexible plans for BlackBerry data service—‘Do 299’ and ‘Do 899’. The ‘Do 299’ plan covers unlimited data usage for e-mail and instant messaging, while the ‘Do 899’ plan includes unlimited data usage for Internet, e-mail and instant messaging access. Voice plans are subscribed separately.

Mr Pradeep Dwivedi, Senior Vice-President for Marketing and Product Development at Tata Teleservices Limited, said: “The Blackberry solution has been the de facto Gold Standard in enterprise messaging, offering ubiquitous connectivity and productivity enhancement. We are excited to extend the BlackBerry offerings on GSM to our vast base of enterprise customers and partners, who have so far enjoyed superlative services on CDMA and dual-technology platforms.”

The BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphones
BlackBerry Bold
- A full-QWERTY smartphone that is crafted from premium materials and features a luxurious black exterior, satin chrome-finished frame and leatherette back-plate. It supports enterprise-grade Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g) networks and includes built-in GPS. It also supports tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world. The BlackBerry Bold comes with a stunning HVGA screen and rich multimedia features, making it an exceptional smartphone for both business and personal use.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 - A stylish, compact design smartphone which offers a wide range of popular features and an easy-to-use full-QWERTY keyboard. It features built-in GPS and supports location-based services. It also allows easy access to social networking sites and has built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), making it easier to stay connected to family, friends and colleagues. In addition, the handset’s advanced multimedia capabilities include a 3.2-megapixel camera with image stabilization, zoom, flash and the ability to record video*, a media player, a 3.5-mm stereo headset jack and headset, and a microSD/SDHC memory card slot.

*Video recording requires a microSD card, which may be sold separately.

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