BlackBerry 7270 to support VOIP via Wi-Fi

Pretty cool new Blackberry coming…

Research In Motion (RIM) is demonstrating a new BlackBerry Wireless Handheld today at the Gartner ITXPO Symposium that operates on 802.11b networks and incorporates both voice and data capabilities. Expected to be commercialli available next year, the BlackBerry 7270 will be the first BlackBerry handheld to feature VoIP and WLAN support.

According to RIM, the company has been testing functional prototypes internally and will begin external customer trials with select organizations starting next month. The company said its BlackBerry 7270 supports VoIP telephony which extends desktop phone functionality to a BlackBerry wireless handheld, utilizing SIP-based call control to deliver interoperability with IP PBX and traditional corporate telephony equipment.

Further details on the new BlackBerry 7270 and general availability will be announced at a later date. [ infoSync ]

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