BlackBerry DataSmart: Get More on Your Fixed Data Plan


As you probably already know from this post about data efficiency, BlackBerry® smartphones are designed to be data efficient. But did you know that BlackBerry smartphones can give you more of what you love (including more emails, more web browsing and more social networking) for the same amount of data as other leading smartphones? We call this DataSmart™ technology and it’s only available with BlackBerry smartphones.

What is DataSmart technology? Well, the simplest way to think about it is to compare it to zipping large files on your computer. When you use data on a BlackBerry smartphone, it’s almost as if the data is zipped up before it’s sent or received, so it’s smaller and uses up less of your data plan.

In fact, according to a new study by Rysavy Research*, only BlackBerry smartphones with DataSmart technology enable up to 2x more web browsing, 4x more email and 2x more social networking than other leading smartphones within your fixed data plan. According to Peter Rysavy, benefits of BlackBerry smartphones with DataSmart technology could include lower monthly service plans, faster application operation and increased battery life.

Now with more carriers in the USA introducing fixed data plans, many BlackBerry smartphone users (like you!) are more likely to stay within their fixed data plans and their budget. For more information on DataSmart technology, visit our BlackBerry DataSmart technology page.

– Andrew Bocking, VP Handheld Software Product Management

* Rysavy Research study was sponsored by Research In Motion Limited (“RIM”) and measured the average number of total bytes sent and received on BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone, iPhone® 3GS and Motorola Milestone™ smartphone using: (1) typical activity in the Facebook® application; (2) various web sites; and (3) emails with and without attachments.

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  • A1 Web Solutions

    DataSmart technology is built in to all newer Blackberrys … It is not an app

  • Guest

    The problem with DataSmart regarding email, is you get the messages like “truncated due to size” and the fact it takes 200 years to open an attachment.

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  • Dasniper

    I don’t know if it’s because of the DataSmart technology, But I can’t read the text next the graphics! Seems that all images are blyrry and I can’t help things by zooming! It just get pixellated. Beside that problem, I really like being connected all the time and never using over than 500Mo a month!

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    Hey Tracy,
    I would suggest backing up your BlackBerry and then try one of the different methods listed here for reloading your BlackBerry Device Software: Test the device before you restore any data to the BlackBerry.

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    I would have liked to see the same comparison made between BES mail and active-sync.

  • Alex

    Good question – wondering the same thing!

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  • David Swinehart

    Interesting. AT&T has a tool on their “myWireless” than can graph your data use over time. I had an iPhone about a year ago and then switched to BlackBerry (for a variety of reasons). The difference in data consumption was amazing – the iPhone was using nearly 3-4 times as much data as my BlackBerry, and I haven’t really changed the way I use my phone. When you’re trying to stay within 200MB per month, this is huge.

  • Dan

    and this makes a big difference when you are in ROAMING… i love Blackberry!

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