T-Mobile launches trim BlackBerry 6210

T-Mobile USA Inc. launched the new BlackBerry 6210 handheld from Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) this week, touting it as sleeker and lighter than previous models while offering full mobile e-mail, phone, Web, and organizer functions.

The handheld is available nationwide across T-Mobile's GSM/GPRS (Global System for Mobile Communications/General Packet Radio Service) voice and data network and is priced at US$299.99.

The 6210 offers wireless e-mail, with the ability to access up to 10 e-mail accounts, dual-band phone functionality, SMS (short messaging service) capabilities and organizer features such as a calendar, address book and memo pad.

RIM showed off the new handheld earlier this year at the CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany, saying that it's lightweight 136-gram design and extra memory would be a draw for executive users on the go. The 6210 has 16M bytes of flash memory plus 2M bytes of SRAM (static RAM). [See,"RIM shrinks the BlackBerry" March 12.] It measures 11.3 cm by 7.4 cm by 2 cm.

To promote the device, T-Mobile is offering its voice customers the ability to add unlimited e-mail and mobile content to their plans for $29.99 a month.

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