We were waiting for official launch of Telenor Blackberry, and here it comes a Press Release from western media that indicates that gameplay has begun. Let’s read the rest of PR below
Islamabad, Pakistan and Waterloo, ON – EMS, Telenor and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced the launch of the BlackBerry® solution in Pakistan. The BlackBerry solution brings together smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, messaging, phone, organiser, web and multimedia applications, as well as thousands of other business and lifestyle applications. Telenor customers in Pakistan will now be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry® smartphones to stay connected to people and information on the go.
“We at Telenor Pakistan have always strived to improve our customers’ experience with our services. The BlackBerry solution is the gold standard in mobility for business users around the world,” Lars Christian Iuel, Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan “We at Telenor Pakistan are pleased to bring to our customers the enhanced mobile experience of communications, multimedia and the Internet on-the-go.”
“Our relationship with Telenor continues to strengthen and customers will greatly benefit from access to the industry leading BlackBerry platform,” said Babar Khan, CEO of Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS), RIM’s strategic channel partner. “We offer the highest level of commitment, backed by world class customer support, to assist Telenor in delivering this cutting edge solution.”
Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at RIM added, “RIM is pleased to be working with Telenor and EMS to extend the reach of the BlackBerry solution in Pakistan. BlackBerry smartphones are the right choice for people who want a stylish handset with advanced, easy-to-use features that can help them stay connected, productive and entertained while they are on the move.”
At launch, Telenor Pakistan will offer the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8320, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120, and BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones. In addition to an impressive range of email, messaging, phone, organiser, web and multimedia applications, all three smartphones come with RIM’s intuitive trackball navigation system, an easy-to-use keyboard, a high resolution colour display, digital camera, expandable memory storage, built-in Wi-Fi® and global roaming support.
The BlackBerry Bold smartphone offers business impressive functionality and performance in an intuitive and stylish design. The BlackBerry Bold comes with tri-band support for HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and includes integrated GPS.
The BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone comes in a stylish and compact design with a large display and full-QWERTY keyboard.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is a full-featured smartphone in an ultra-small, light and elegant design.
The smartphones also feature Bluetooth®, with support for headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals, and USB for file transfers and connectivity to a PC. Desktop software gives customers the ability to create MP3 music files from CDs, create play lists and automatically convert pictures, music and videos from a PC for playback on the smartphones.
At launch Telenor will offer the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software for corporate customers and BlackBerry® Internet Service for smaller businesses and individual users.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed for organisations that manage their own email servers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® and uses advanced encryption and IT policy controls to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
BlackBerry Internet Service is designed for smaller businesses and individuals. It allows customers to access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) from a single device.
Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) is a Dubai based solutions and service provider and RIM strategic channel partner focused on the delivery, implementation and support of BlackBerry® Solutions. Delivered by an experienced team of mobile professionals, EMS provides the mobile operator with sales, marketing, distribution, solution implementation and technical support services for the BlackBerry wireless platform from Research In Motion (RIM). For organizations using the BlackBerry wireless platform, EMS provides the ability to rapidly create, deploy and manage robust client-server wireless applications that reduce an organization’s total cost of ownership and significantly increases the value of their mobile technology investment. EMS is the region’s first Mobile Virtual Solutions Provider (MVSP) whose services are delivered through partnerships the company has with mobile operators in the Gulf, North Africa and Eastern Europe. For more information about EMS please visit the Company website at http://www.emsmobile.ae.
Telenor ASA is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services. It ranks as world’s 7th largest mobile operator with a total of 159 million subscribers in its mobile operations. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to its operations in Asia together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
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 or www.blackberry.com.