Now Fido puts e-mail always by your side!
Mar 1, 2007 News Releases
Customers can now access industry-leading BlackBerry e-mail on the sleek and elegant Nokia E62 MONTREAL, March 1 /CNW/ - Fido and Nokia jointly announced today the availability of the Nokia E62 equipped with BlackBerry® Connect™ software. For the first time, Fido® customers will be able to enjoy the multi-featured Nokia E62 wireless device with access to the industry-leading BlackBerry® Internet Service that provides push e-mail featuring synchronization and attachment viewing. "With almost two out of three customers using Text Messaging, Fido has been a trendsetter in messaging features," said Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice-President of Marketing for Fido. "Now, we can offer our customers a mobile e-mail solution that's always by their side, wherever they go. The powerful BlackBerry® Internet Service, together with the Nokia E62, offers customers a compelling wireless solution." With voice, data and enhanced Web browsing capabilities, the Nokia E62 was designed with the young, urban status seeker in mind. BlackBerry Connect™ software works seamlessly with the built-in applications on the device, so Fido customers on the go can now benefit from the BlackBerry® Internet Service, which allows them to easily access up to 10 supported corporate and personal e-mail accounts (including most ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device. The device boasts a full QWERTY keyboard and the largest PDA screen on the market, with a 2.8-inch, 16-million colour display, making for easy viewing and editing of documents that just can't wait, especially when you are away from the office. Voice features include up to five hours of talk time and up to 14 days of standby time, speakers offering superior sound quality, and five-way conference calling - all on a device that keeps you connected almost anywhere in the world with its EDGE network capabilities and quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) frequencies. While waiting at the airport, you can access on-the-go entertainment with the handset's built-in MP3 player, video player, and game applications like Golf Pro 2. "With such a high volume of text messages, it is clear that Fido customers are looking to stay connected virtually any time, anywhere," said Paul Chapple, General Manager, Nokia Canada. "We are pleased to be working with Fido and RIM to provide the first device enabled with BlackBerry Connect™ to Fido's customers. With push e-mail, the Nokia E62 gives people more options for staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues." The Nokia E62 handset is available through Fido retail outlets, Fido retail partners and on-line for $200 with a three-year Fido Agreement. BlackBerry® Internet Service is available in three different monthly e-mail options starting at $40. For more information on the Nokia E62 handset and accessories, visit www.nokia.ca and fido.ca. About Nokia Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. For over twenty years Nokia has been bringing the best in mobile phones and enhancements to Canada to satisfy the diverse needs of Canadian consumers. www.nokia.ca About Fido Fido offers Canadian consumers and businesses a wide range of wireless voice and data communications products and services, including international roaming in over 180 countries. Fido is wholly owned by Rogers Wireless Inc., Canada's largest wireless provider and the country's only carrier operating on the global standard GSM technology platform. For more information, please visit fido.ca. Other charges, including a $6.95 monthly system access fee (non-government fee), apply in addition to the applicable monthly service fee. For detailed information, please visit fido.ca. Fido is a registered trademark of Fido Solutions Inc. /NOTE TO EDITORS: Demo handsets are available upon request./ The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM assumes no liability and makes no representation, warranty or guarantee in relation to third-party products or services. /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca. Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/