Monday, May 4, 2009

Sprint to Launch BlackBerry FMC Service

Sprint is preparing to launch a BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) service that ties together a converged desk phone and mobile device experience on BlackBerry smartphones to help mobile workers be accessible from virtually anywhere for improved productivity, enhanced collaboration with co-workers, and backend management and IT controls. Mobile workers can streamline their communications with one corporate phone number that simultaneously rings up to four devices, one caller ID and a consolidated voice mailbox. BlackBerry smartphone users can access enterprise desk phone functions like transfer, allow and block callers, and seamlessly handoff of calls between BlackBerry smartphones and desk phones using the integrated, intuitive interface on their BlackBerry smartphones.

BlackBerry MVS supports BlackBerry smartphones with BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1 or higher, including the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone. The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone operates on the Nextel National Network and features national push-to-talk service with sub-second call setup. It is also the first push-to-talk BlackBerry smartphone to offer built-in Wi-Fi support and Group Connect.

Fixed mobile convergence solutions, including BlackBerry MVS, are available through Sprint's newly formed Business Markets Group (BMG).