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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Etisalat Nigeria, RIM launch Blackberry solution

The fifth Global System for Mobile communications operator in the country, Etisalat Nigeria in collaboration with the Research In Motion (RIM), have launched the BlackBerry solution into the nation’s market.

The Public Relations Manager at Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Yinka Ijibiyi, informed ITRealms Online that the BlackBerry solution brings together industry-leading smartphones, software and services to provide powerful and easy-to-use email, phone, calendar, web and multimedia applications.

In addition, he said, the new service offers access to thousands of other mobile business and lifestyle applications.

Etisalat customers in the country, he said, in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online, would now be able to enjoy the enhanced freedom and productivity benefits of using the latest high end BlackBerry smartphones to stay connected to people and information on the go.

The chief executive of Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS), RIM’s strategic channel partner, Mr. Babar Khan, was quoted as saying that they were thrilled to embark on a partnership with Etisalat Nigeria, as they look forward to working with them to bring truly powerful mobile solutions to the Nigerian market.

“We are committed to supporting Etisalat Nigeria in introducing the latest BlackBerry products and services and to staying at the forefront of mobile technology,” he said.

Equally speaking, the Vice President, Corporate Marketing at RIM, Mr. Mark Guibert, said RIM is very pleased to be introducing the latest BlackBerry solutions for both businesses and consumers through Etisalat in Nigeria.

“BlackBerry smartphones are the top choice for people who want a stylish and easy-to-use smartphone that can help them stay connected, productive and entertained while they are on the move,” he declared.

According to the press statement, Chief Marketing Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Wael Ammar, expressed Etisalat’s delight to commence delivery of the latest business and lifestyle enhancing solutions in Nigeria.

“We are excited to be able to introduce the very latest Blackberry smartphones to the Nigerian market. We pride ourselves on our dynamic and innovative products and services and the introduction of Blackberry services so soon after our commercial launch is further evidence of this,” he said.

Further, he said the new Blackberry service from Etisalat will provide a definite boost to the quality of communication in Nigeria and also reinforce Etisalat’s pedigree as a superior provider of performance enhancement services for the business and lifestyle needs of customers.

At commercial launch, ITRealms Online gathered that Etisalat will offer the latest in Blackberry smartphones, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Bold.
Both are known as exceptional smartphones with built-in Wi-Fi support and advanced multimedia capabilities.

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