Verizon Wireless Brings BroadbandAccess to New BlackBerry 7130e

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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