Yerevan, Armenia and Waterloo, ON – Orange Armenia and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® solution in Armenia. The BlackBerry solution brings together smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. With this launch Orange customers will be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry® smartphones to stay connected to people and information while on the go.
Bruno Duthoit, CEO of Orange Armenia said: “We are delighted to offer the BlackBerry solution to give our customers new possibilities of mobile freedom and efficiency in both their business and personal lives. This is another step to making a difference for them with mobile technology that can enrich their experience.”
Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at RIM added, “It is with great pleasure that RIM has worked with Orange to introduce the BlackBerry solution to customers in Armenia. BlackBerry smartphones are the right choice for people who want to stay connected to colleagues, friends and family, as well as have easy mobile access to a growing range of business and personal content.”
At launch, Orange will be offering subscribers the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 smartphone. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features with support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp, dazzling display. Cutting edge engineering and premium finishes extend to the exterior of the handset as well, with a smoothly integrated optical trackpad and a highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard. The dark chrome frame and leatherette back add to the smartphone’s sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to feel incredibly comfortable in one hand.
Orange is offering BlackBerry® services for corporate customers, small businesses and individual users.
Orange Armenia, 100% subsidiary of France Telecom, launched its mobile voice and internet services on November 5, 2009 on the whole territory of the Republic of Armenia.
During 2009, 140 million dollars have been invested in Armenia, and now the company provides a full range of voice and data services in 500 cities and villages of Armenia. Orange has the widest 3G+ network in Armenia which covers more than 85% of the population.
After the first month of operation Orange registered its 100.000th customer of voice services. By April 2010 Orange Armenia had 250,000 active customers including 25.000 broadband internet subscribers.
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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, 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.
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