LOS ANGELES – October 29, 2009 – Boingo Wireless, the world’s largest
network of Wi-Fi hotspots, has announced the availability of its
authentication software and Boingo Mobile service for the BlackBerry®
platform. Available immediately from the Boingo Download Center, Boingo
Mobile provides BlackBerry® smartphone owners with an alternative to
cellular data through one-click, high-speed access to Boingo’s Wi-Fi
network of over 100,000 hotspots.
The Boingo Mobile application will initially be available for the
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900, BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry® Bold™
smartphones. Boingo will announce support for additional BlackBerry
smartphone models as they become available.
The free Boingo Mobile application improves the Wi-Fi user experience
for BlackBerry smartphone owners by providing a convenient, automated
way to connect. It automatically notifies users when they are in a
Boingo hotspot, and connects to the Boingo network with a single click.
“Boingo Mobile is about ease of use and a low-cost, high-speed
alternative to cellular data,” said Jonathan Mendelson, general manager
of mobile and product management. “BlackBerry users can seamlessly
switch to a Boingo Wi-Fi connection when they’re online using
With the addition of BlackBerry platform support, Boingo continues to
expand its support for smartphones, including those based on the
Android™, iPhone®, Symbian™ Series 60 and Windows Mobile™ platforms.
Boingo Mobile’s Blackberry software is based on public beta testing by Boingo Labs (http://labs.boingo.com)
and incorporates extensive user feedback. Boingo will continue to
foster innovation and update its application for BlackBerry smartphones
to provide new features providing users even more benefits from the
Boingo network and its locations.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc., the global market leader in Wi-Fi, makes it
simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or
mobile device at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single
account, Boingo users can logon to the Boingo Network locations that
include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés
and coffee shops, restaurants, and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo, and
its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary, operate wired and
wireless networks at 55 airports worldwide, including 29 of the top 100
North American airports, as well as the WSDOT Ferries Division Wi-Fi
network. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, Boingo Mobile, the Boingo Wireless Logo and
Don’t Just Go. Boingo! are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless,
Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective
owners. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and
symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In
Motion Limited. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple
Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Symbian is a trademark
of Symbian Software Ltd. Windows Mobile is a trademark of Microsoft.