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More Productivity, Collaboration and Communication Features for Your BlackBerry Smartphone!

New BlackBerry® Device Software v4.5 brings advancements like document downloading and editing, html and rich text email rendering, remote search for messages and a range of advanced instant messaging (IM) features to your BlackBerry® smartphone. Designed for BlackBerry® 8700 Series, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 Series, BlackBerry® Curve™ 8300 Series, and BlackBerry® 8800 Series smartphones, now it's easier than ever to keep in touch with colleagues, collaborate on projects, and be even more productive on the go.

Here's a look at some of the new features below (note some features are only available with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software):

Document Downloading and Editing – Documents To Go® by DataViz® is integrated into the BlackBerry platform, so you can edit Microsoft® Office Word and PowerPoint® files2 right on your BlackBerry smartphone.

HTML and Rich Text Email Rendering – View HTML and rich text email messages with original formatting. Font colors and styles, embedded images, hyperlinks, tables, bullets and other formatting will all appear as originally sent.

Record and send a Voice Note – Can't type at the moment? Just record a Voice Note and send it as an email attachment or Multimedia Message (MMS). Or, record new thoughts and ideas and play them back to yourself later.

Record video on the go – Now you can capture the action virtually wherever you go with video recording capabilities on your current BlackBerry smartphone!3,4,5


Networking Features Available to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Users1:

Requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1.6 or higher.

Remote Search for Messages – Search for and retrieve email messages from your email server – even if the message is no longer stored on your BlackBerry smartphone.
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Free-Busy Calendar Lookup – Now you can check the calendars of your colleagues, to easily look up their availability before sending a meeting request.

Advanced Enterprise Instant Messaging and Presence – If your company runs IBM® Lotus Sametime® and Microsoft® Live Communications Server you'll enjoy a range of enhanced IM features like contact "click to call", IM session "convert to call" and advanced emoticon (smiley) support.

Enhanced Security and Management Features for IT – In addition to the productivity enhancements, the new BlackBerry device software updates make life easier for IT administrators, with a wide range of features to enhance security and streamline management of the BlackBerry deployment.

Check with your organization's IT department for upgrade plans. Note that some features may be restricted depending on your company's IT policies.


HTML Email Viewing with BlackBerry Device Software v4.5

Sample html email as it might appear in your BlackBerry smartphone email window.

Sample html email as it might appear in your BlackBerry smartphone email window with images downloaded.


You choose which emails you wish to view with images by selecting Get Images from the email menu.

To help customers conserve bandwidth and data usage, BlackBerry Device Software v4.5 does not automatically load images. You choose which emails you wish to view with images by selecting Get Images from the email menu.


Important to note:

  • Certain features may not be available on every BlackBerry smartphone - please refer to the compatibility information and check with your carrier for availability.
  • The BlackBerry Device Software v4.5 download on is available for BlackBerry® Internet Service users only.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server users, please contact your IT department for information on your organization's upgrade plan for BlackBerry Device Software v4.5.

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1. For devices supported in a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server environment, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software v4.1.6 is required.
2. When you subscribe for, acquire, or use third party products and services you accept that: 1. It is your sole responsibility to (a) ensure that your airtime service provider will support all of their features; (b) identify and acquire all required intellectual property and other licences prior to installation or use and to comply with the terms of such licences; 2. RIM provides such products and services on an "AS IS" basis with no express or implied conditions, endorsements, guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind, and assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to them.
3. Data plan activation required.
4. In order to record video clips a microSD card must be properly inserted in the BlackBerry® smartphone. MicroSD cards may be sold separately.
5. Video recording requires a BlackBerry® smartphone with a camera, but is not supported on the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 smartphone.

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