Verizon Wireless Brings BroadbandAccess to New BlackBerry 7130e

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

BEDMINSTER, N.J. & WATERLOO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21,

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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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