Sep 18, 1996
RIM and RAM Mobile Data Announce Inter@ctive Pager
San Francisco, CA
- At the PCS '96 conference today, RAM Mobile Data [renamed to BellSouth
Wireless Data, March 18, 1998] and Research In Motion announced
the Inter@ctive Pager for the RAMfirst interactive paging service.
The Inter@ctive Pager uses new technologies evolving out of a close
cooperation between Intel Corporation and RIM, also announced today.
Pager provides easy Internet and intranet connectivity in a small,
light weight device that fits in the palm of your hand with full
QWERTY- style keyboard and graphical display. Users can now move
from one-way to fully two-way interactive paging - they can receive,
respond to, and initiate messages from a small easy-to-use communications
"Intel and RIM engineers have been
working together to optimize the performance of wireless devices
for some time and the Inter@ctive Pager is our first product of
a family of products to utilize this new technology", said Mike
Lazaridis, president of Research In Motion. "The launch of the Inter@ctive
Pager on the RAMfirst interactive paging service will greatly enhance
personal communications. Users will be always on, always connected."
"The market desires a simple, easy-to-use
interactive paging service," said William Lenahan president and
CEO of RAM Mobile Data. "The RAMfirst interactive paging service
allows the users to receive messages/pages, respond to these messages/pages,
initiate customized responses, access databases and send and receive
from the internet and intranet, all from a small, easy-to-use communications
device – the Inter@ctive Pager.
In the fourth quarter of 1996, RAM
will showcase to the press and analysts the RAMfirst interactive
paging service, including fully functional, operational demonstrations
and announce commercial availability.
Founded in 1984, RIM is the leading
international manufacturer of low-power radio modem technology for
the N-PCS wireless data industry. RIM supplies two-way pagers, PCMCIA
network adapters, OEM radio modems, and software connectivity tools
for networks operating throughout the world.
For more information, contact:
||(+1) 519-888-7465 ext. 231
||RAM Mobile Data