AHA and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for CDMA Customers in Indonesia
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WATERLOO, Canada, April 26 -- Research In Motion issued the following news release:
PT Bakrie Connectivity through AHA, together with Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM), today launched the CDMA-enabled BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone in Indonesia. AHA will launch the new smartphone along with comprehensive service plans to fulfill the needs of AHA's growing customer base.
The BlackBerry solution combines smartphones, software and services to provide easy wireless access to social networking, email, instant messaging, voice calls, Internet browsing, multimedia and a wide range of mobile apps.
Erik Meijer, President Director of PT Bakrie Connectivity said, "We see very fast growth for CDMA services in Indonesia. With approximately 31 million CDMA subscribers demanding reliable and richer data services, Bakrie Connectivity is taking this opportunity to build momentum and introduce the BlackBerry Curve 8530, which supports the faster EVDO Rev A technology on the CDMA network.
"For the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Indonesia, AHA is offering customers an amazing opportunity to get 6 months of free data, a choice of preferred mobile phone numbers and free lifetime voice and SMS to all AHA and Esia subscribers", added Erik Meijer.
"We are very pleased to be working with PT Bakrie Connectivity to launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone for AHA customers," said Gregory Wade, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Research In Motion. "Now AHA subscribers can enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to stay connected to the people and information that matter most throughout the day."
Key features of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone include:
-Sleek and compact design measuring 109 mm x 60 mm x 13.90 mm (L x W x D) and weighing only 106 grams (including battery)
-Easy-to-use, highly tactile, full-QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad for reliable, Responsive typing and navigation
-Supports voice-activated dialing and Bluetooth (version 2.1), with support for Hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals
-High speed Internet access on CDMA networks
-Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
-GPS with support for location-based applications
-Digital camera with zoom and video recording*
-Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
-BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync photos and music from your computer to the smartphone**
-Access to BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third- party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones.
-Access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, BBM) and popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace
-Powerful multimedia capabilities with dedicated media keys smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos
-Support for BlackBerry services with access to up to 10 supported email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail) and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration for corporate deployments
-Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot (supports up to 32 GB cards)
* Video recording requires microSD card
* Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies. Photo syncing is currently only available for Windows-based PCs.
About Bakrie Connectivity
PT Bakrie Connectivity is a subsidiary of PT Bakrie Telecom TBK, the best CDMA operator in Indonesia to provide fast Internet broadband wireless access using the CDMA technology of EVDO. With the commitment to always provide affordable Internet access and a great desire to contribute to the development of national telecommunications.
With broadband Wireless Access supported by the latest CDMA technology of EVDO Rev-A, the business of Bakrie Connectivity is orientated towards the ease of product use, giving service and content that are interesting, and tariffs that are not only affordable but also customizable to fit individual consumer needs. The main priority is not only maximum service for subscribers, but also to deliver value added services.
In less than a year, Bakrie Connectivity has succeeded in reaching 150,000 active subscribers in Indonesia. Currently, AHA's range of innovation such as AHA USB Modem, AHAVibe, AHALink, AHATouch and AHA Office in a Box are available in 19 major cities in Indonesia.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. 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.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.
Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "intend," "believe", and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by RIM in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that RIM believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause RIM's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the "Risk Factors" section of RIM's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on RIM's forward-looking statements. RIM has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
TNS C 71NayakRashmita 110426-MJ78-3356915 StaffFurigay
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