BlackBerry 7270

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BlackBerry 7270

Research In Motion demonstrated a new BlackBerry Wireless Handheld yesterday at the Gartner ITXPO Symposium that operates on 802.11b networks and incorporates both voice and data capabilities. The BlackBerry 7270 will be the first BlackBerry handheld to feature VoIP and WLAN support.

The BlackBerry 7270 supports VoIP telephony that essentially extends desktop phone functionality to a BlackBerry wireless handheld allowing the user to place and receive calls on the go. It utilizes SIP-based call control to deliver standards-based interoperability with IP-PBX and traditional corporate telephony equipment.

Hmmm, I wonder if it will work with SIP-based ITSPs or SIP-based softclients like XTEN's? It would be very interesting if you can simultaneously receive email and make a free VoIP call over the WiFi connection.

Now if only it had Bluetooth like the BlackBerry 7290 which they also just announced...

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