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Verizon Wireless Brings BroadbandAccess to New BlackBerry 7130e

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 21:59:26 -0500

Verizon Wireless Brings BroadbandAccess to New BlackBerry 7130e
With Tethered Modem Capabilities


New BroadbandAccess Connect Service Bundles Tethering Option in
Verizon Wireless' Voice, Data Plans

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq RIMM)(TSX:RIM),
today introduced the BlackBerry 7130e(TM), the first BlackBerry(R)
handset that takes advantage of Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess
service on the company's Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO)
network. Coupled with Verizon Wireless' new BroadbandAccess Connect
pricing, the BlackBerry 7130e delivers all the popular e-mail and data
capabilities available with the BlackBerry wireless platform and can
also serve as a modem for customers who want to use the device to
connect their laptop with Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service.

With BroadbandAccess Connect, customers can use their BlackBerry 7130e
as a modem for downloading large documents to a laptop at speeds
averaging 400 to 700 kbps on Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service
that covers more than 140 million Americans in 171 major metropolitan
areas. BroadbandAccess Connect is available for $15 with any Verizon
Wireless BlackBerry voice and unlimited data plan beginning at $79.99;
or $30 with the purchase of a BlackBerry data-only plan for $49.99.


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