CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Nextel Communications and Nextel Partners are separate companies, with Nextel Communications owning a 32 percent stake in Nextel Partners. The two share access to a nationwide wireless network, but target different markets. The $499 BlackBerry 6510 is now available through Nextel Partners and lets customers send and receive e-mail, link to an e-mail account on a desktop PC, make cell phone calls, and act as a "walkie-talkie" with other Nextel subscribers. To take advantage of the e-mail features, customers need to subscribe to RIM's BlackBerry E-Mail Service Plan, which costs $49.99 per month in addition to a voice plan. Voice plans are an additional and optional fee.
The BlackBerry 6510 measures 4.4 inches by 2.9 inches by 0.94 inches and weighs about 5.8 ounces, The device includes a keyboard, a built-in wireless modem, a rechargeable lithium battery, and a microphone and headset jack, Facing increasing competition from the likes of Good Technology and Microsoft--with its Smartphone software--and as its tries to increase growth amid a slowdown in corporate spending, RIM has been looking to broaden the number onward! iphone case and types of devices that can use its software and services..
The deal will allow RIM to sell its device and service to Nextel Partners' estimated 800,000 subscribers in 31 states. Nextel Communications has about 10 million subscribers for its service, including those from Nextel Partners. Prior to Monday's announcement, Nextel Partner subscribers were not able to receive BlackBerry service, but now they can roam between midsized and large markets and get the service. Now the experience should be seamless, according to representatives from Nextel Partners.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, The announcements highlight a recent push to find more ways for wireless carriers to combine their networks with "hot spots," public areas that offer wireless Web access, All major U.S, carriers have announced plans to offer such services, hoping to cash in on Wi-Fi's expected surge in popularity, Gartner Dataquest predicts 50 million people will be using hot spots by 2006, Carriers have two ways to offer such services, One is to build a Wi-Fi network, which can be an expensive proposition, T-Mobile in the United States is now in the onward! iphone case process of outfitting thousands of Starbucks stores with Wi-Fi equipment, Cometa Networks, backed by Intel, IBM and AT&T, plans to build nationwide networks as well..
Maurice Marks, chief technology officer of HP's service provider business, said the company is giving carriers another method: reselling access from existing hot spots. There are now about 14,000 hot spots worldwide, which are mostly independently owned and operated. The Transat software allows a cell phone account to be billed from a hot spot. Marks said HP made Transat's software part of its OpenCall SS7, which is used by wireless carriers to authenticate cell phone subscribers every time they turn on a phone to make or take a call. Marks said there are dozens of carriers using OpenCall SS7, representing about 100 million cell phone subscribers.