Comverse and RIM today announce plans to integrate Comverses Visual
Voicemail with BlackBerry. Visual Voicemail replaces the usual dial-in
access and voice prompts process of voicemail access with a quick and
hassle-free email-like interface that lets users browse and manipulate the
contents of their voicemail box.
The visual interface also allows users to see the identity of the caller,
along with the time and the length of the voicemail and simply click on the
message to hear the voicemail.
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Comverse And Research In Motion To Integrate Visual Voicemail With
Visual Voicemail For BlackBerry Will Make Managing Voicemail Messages Quick
And Easy Visit Us At The 3 GSM World Congress Comverse Booth At Hall 1,
Stand C24 and the BlackBerry Booth at Hall 3, Stand 21
3GSM WORLD CONGRESS, CANNES, FRANCE, February 15, 2005
Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and Research
In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to
integrate Comverses Visual Voicemail with BlackBerry. Comverses Visual
Voicemail is a service offered as part of Comverses InSight Open Services
For mobile professionals constantly on the move, calling in to check
voicemail messages can be a time consuming and tedious task. Navigating
through numerous prompt commands and searching through archived messages
sequentially can be frustrating, especially when trying to multi-task while
on the go.
With Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry, users will appreciate the easy-to-use
application, as it will bypass dial-in access and voice prompts and will
enable quick and hassle-free access to any voicemail message with a simple
click of the trackwheel on a BlackBerry device. The Visual Voicemail
application will also integrate with core BlackBerry applications, enabling
users to manage their voicemail together with email, messaging and phone
applications through a single inbox.
Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry is designed to transform the voicemail
experience by allowing users to browse and manipulate the contents of their
voicemail box with email-like ease and functionality -- just
click-and-listen. An intuitive interface will make message retrieval and
management more efficient than ever. With Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry,
users will be able to quickly see the identity of the caller, along with
the time and the length of the voicemail and simply click on the message to
hear the voicemail.
BlackBerry revolutionized wireless email and continues to lead today by
optimizing the mobile experience, said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO,
Research In Motion. With the click-and-listen simplicity of this new
BlackBerry application, we can also significantly enhance the mobile
experience for voicemail and add another valuable dimension to BlackBerry.
Visual Voicemail is designed to make voicemail messaging more effective
and efficient, said Zeev Bregman, CEO, Comverse. Our collaboration with
RIM will increase our reach in enterprise markets while providing carriers
with a differentiator that should have strong appeal for new and existing
RIM and Comverse are meeting with carrier partners this week at the 3GSM
World Conference to demonstrate the technology. By providing the Visual
Voicemail application for BlackBerry, operators can leverage voicemail (one
of the most frequently used and successful mass-market services) to add
substantial value for customers and help generate revenue and user loyalty
on their networks.
Visual Voicemail is one of the services available on the Comverses InSight
Open Environment that can host numerous voice, video and multimedia
communication and entertainment services including Videomail, Mobile Video
Portal and other services from Comverse and third parties.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications
market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and
services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides
platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information
including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based
applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party
developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with
wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products,
services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations
around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM
Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, radio-modems
and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in
Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia
Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com
Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), is the
worlds leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based
multimedia enhanced communication services. These value-added enhanced
services solutions, along with the companys real-time billing solutions,
comprise the companys Total Communication portfolio. Comverses Total
Communication portfolio addresses four primary categories: call completion
and call management solutions; advanced messaging for groups, communities
and person-to-person communication; solutions and enablers for the
management and delivery of data and content-based services; and real-time
billing and account management solutions for dynamic service environments.
Other Comverse Technology business units include: Verint Systems (NASDAQ:
VRNT), a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for
communications interception, networked video security and business
intelligence; and Ulticom (NASDAQ: ULCM), a leading provider of service
enabling signaling software for wireline, wireless and Internet
communications. Comverse Technology is an S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Index
company. For additional information, visit the Comverse Web site at
www.comverse.com or Comverse Technologys Web site at www.cmvt.com.
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