Vodafone UK And Rim Announce The New Blackberry Pearl 8110 Smartphone With Vodafone Sat Nav

Vodafone UK And Rim Announce The New Blackberry Pearl 8110 Smartphone With Vodafone Sat Nav

London, UK and Waterloo Canada - Vodafone UK and Research In Motion (RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 in the UK with integrated GPS (Global Positioning System) and a 2 megapixel camera. This popular business smartphone now includes the latest release of Vodafone Sat Nav, a powerful and user friendly navigation application, which now offers 3D mapping as standard. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 can immediately be ordered online at www.vodafone.co.uk/the8110.

The sleek, small and elegant BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone integrates GPS along with powerful communications and multimedia capabilities. It is one of the smallest and lightest smartphones available and designed for people who want to make the most of their work and personal lives.

When combined with Vodafone Sat Nav powered by Telmap, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 can help customers avoid getting stuck in traffic jams with instant access to live traffic alerts, and includes information to millions of points-of-interest such as hotels, restaurants, shopping and attractions. Customers also get up-to-date maps and directions, as the information is quickly retrieved over the Vodafone network as needed.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is an essential lifestyle tool that offers all the advanced functionality and the intuitive user experience one expects from a BlackBerry smartphone. Customers can make calls, email, surf the net, take and send photographs, listen to music, watch and record* videos, as well as access their organiser and a wide range of mobile applications

“The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone is designed for people who want business grade functionality along with advanced multimedia capabilities in a small and stylish package. The addition of built-in GPS along with Vodafone Sat Nav takes the experience a step further by helping you find your way,” says Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at Research In Motion.

“The BlackBerry 8110 offers all the same great features of the original Pearl 8100 but with some great software and hardware enhancements, including a 2 mega pixel camera and built-in GPS. So, alongside our latest release of Sat Nav everyday Vodafone customers have the latest business tools all in one handset, helping them make the most of their working day, wherever they are,” comments Kyle Whitehill, Director of the Enterprise Business Unit, Vodafone UK.

So what else is new?
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 builds upon the original model with both hardware and software enhancements. The smartphone now features a 2 megapixel camera, with 5x digital zoom, enhanced flash and the capability to capture video in two resolutions: 240x180 or 176x144 for sharing via MMS. The expansion memory slot supports microSD/SDHC cards (8GB cards currently available on the market) for storing pictures, music and video, and is conveniently accessible from a side door. Customers can also plug in their favourite headphones or speakers through the 3.5mm jack. SureType keyboard system now features word completion, easier editing of misspelled words and a built-in spell checker, while the visual interface has been improved to make viewing messages and web pages more visually appealing.

Pricing and Availability
A 12 months subscription to Vodafone Sat Nav is included to customers connecting to the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) bought in store, online or through Vodafone telesales. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is available on either BlackBerry personal or business price plans with prices starting at free.

Customers should contact their account manager or visit www.vodafone.co.uk/the8110 for more details.