RIM Launches BlackBerry 9650 for Road Warriors

If you are a road warrior who loves virtual office technologies, you’ll love the new BlackBerry smartphones. Even if you use an iPhone, you have to appreciate the BlackBerry as the pioneer in business e-mail and other mobile productivity applications.

On Monday, Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry smartphones, announced two new models worth checking out: the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G. These devices can serve as compliments to your virtual office space.

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone offers a full-QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad and built-in Wi-Fi, which makes it possible to talk on the phone while browsing the web or sending and receiving e-mail. The Pearl 3G is less than two inches wide and weighs 3.3 ounces, but still offers support for high-speed 3G networks, Wi-Fi and GPS. It offers features including e-mail, messaging and social networking.

"The new BlackBerry Bold 9650 is an extraordinary smartphone that we think customers will love," said Mike Lazaridis RIM president and co-CEO. "Whether at work or at play, the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 offers a truly impressive communications, multimedia and connectivity experience."

Isn’t that what a virtual office is all about? Truly impressive communications, multimedia and connectivity experience? Road warriors or home-based entrepreneurs who use virtual offices can have their calls answered, screened or forwarded in a professional, personalized way. Your clients won’t know if you are sitting in a office or answering from your new BlackBerry 9650 smartphone—unless you tell them.

A virtual receptionist can do even more. Your clients can listen to hold music while they wait, the remote receptionists can schedule appointments and make live outbound sales calls. You can also avoid missing calls from customers who might not leave a message on your answering machine by having the live receptionist take your calls on a multiple line phone system.

Thinking of buying a new smartphone? Check out this quick video on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and consider how this fits into your virtual office plan.



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