News Release

Verizon Wireless Launches the New Color BlackBerry 7750 in South Carolina

June 15, 2004

Carly Culbertson
Verizon Wireless Carolinas/Tennessee Region
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

Stuart Dodson/JDPR
stuartd@jdpr.com
864-233-3776, ext. 21

Greenville, SC — Verizon Wireless launches the BlackBerry® 7750TM with a large vibrant color screen to provide users ample workspace to increase productivity. This mobile communication device provides an integrated, end-to-end wireless e-mail solution for quick, easy access to e-mail, contacts, calendar and task list while on the go. With the BlackBerry 7750, mobile professionals can now stay on top of their e-mail wherever they go in Verizon Wireless' NationalAccess Network footprint (when and where available), and company IT departments receive centralized administration in a secure solution.

The BlackBerry 7750 offers smart features such as a thumb-operated trackwheel, a backlit screen and keyboard, intuitive menu-driven interface and quick access to email, phone, SMS, organizer and corporate applications. However, professionals will benefit most from the device's support for 800/1900 MHz CDMA 1X networks, cradle-free wireless email synchronization, and its QWERTY keyboard.

The award winning BlackBerry platform offers seamless integration with what professionals use and view most and the BlackBerry 7750 boasts integrated email attachment viewing that supports popular file formats (including: Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, WordPerfect, ASCII). Verizon Wireless presents the most effective way for mobile professionals to manage all of their information and communications from a single, integrated handheld.

Great Device Plus Great Functionality

Unique to Verizon Wireless, the state-of-art demonstration lab simulates a customer's real-time work environment so that a company can experience the full potential of Verizon Wireless' cutting-edge devices like the BlackBerry 7750. The isolated test environment helps ensure that Verizon Wireless' customers are using their equipment to its full potential and that they return to their business environment with a vision of how to immediately get the most value from Verizon Wireless' service and equipment.

Bobby Wilson, Verizon Wireless' Assoc Director of Wireless Data explained, "At no cost to the customer, this demo lab is unparalleled in the industry. We give our customers a clear competitive advantage in their respective industry because they see how to stay productive and be more profitable. Return on Investment (ROI) is crucial to all businesses and this lab clearly unveils value-adding benefits."

Verizon Wireless offers the new BlackBerry 7750 through different pricing plans. The retail cost of the BlackBerry 7750 is $499.99 with a 2-year contract. However, business pricing (5-99 lines) reduces the price to $314.99 with a 2-year contract. Customers may be eligible for a $100 Advanced Device Rebate. For more details on how Verizon Wireless and the new BlackBerry 7750 can help your organization and employees stay connected and mobile, visit your neighborhood Verizon Wireless store or www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.  

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