San Antonio, Texas - Wi-Fi is now being offered to BlackBerry customers. AT&T Inc., San Antonio, Texas and Research In Motion Ltd., Waterloo, Ontario have announced that the first cellular and Wi-Fi BlackBerry handset-the BlackBerry 8820-is available for purchase.

The BlackBerry 8820 is designed to provide support for 802.11a, b and g with enterprise security features, extending the BlackBerry platform to business customers at public hot spots and on wireless local area networks. AT&T claims customers should be able to use a BlackBerry 8820 to link to their enterprise through home Wi-Fi networks, as well as access broadband services.

In addition, the BlackBerry 8820 comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, an intuitive trackball navigation system and a landscape (320 x 240) display. Customers have an easy-to-use interface for mobile access to corporate and personal e-mail, text messages, Web browsing, an organizer and multimedia and corporate data applications, according to the companies.

Source: Research in Motion

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