Wednesday, September 2, 2009



Zain, Emitac Mobile Solution (EMS) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry solution in Ghana. 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. Zain customers in Ghana will now be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry smartphones to stay connected to people and information whilst on the go.
Philip Sowah, Country Manager for Zain Ghana, said: “Successful businesses in the 21st Century will require superior technological solutions that give them edge over their competitors. Zain Ghana offers the full and current range of BlackBerry devices offering our customers the mobility, convenience and efficiency that is necessary to run their virtual office. The foundation for this is our 3.5G network – the fastest and widest in Ghana – and dedicated customer care and account management for our business customers.’
Babar Khan, CEO of EMS, RIM’s strategic channel partner in the region, said: “we are delighted to partner with Zain to bring many benefits of the BlackBerry solution to its customers. We will be supporting Zain in its everyday mission by bringing the latest products and services to the market.”
Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, RIM added: “it is with great pleasure that RIM has worked with EMS and Zain to introduce the Black Berry solution in Ghana. BlackBerry smartphones are popular with people around the world who want well – balanced mobile phones that deliver advanced features, refined usability and stylish designs.”
At launch, Zain Ghana will offer the BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphones.
The BlackBerry Storm smartphone is the world’s first “clickable” touch-screen smartphone. It features the award-winning SurePress touch screen, which depresses ever so slightly when the screen is presses to dramatically enhance the touch interface for both typing and navigation. The BlackBerry Storm smartphone delivers the renowned usability and performance of the blackberry solution with powerful communications and rich multimedia features.
The BlackBerry Bold is a communications and multimedia powerhouse. It is the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high- speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g). It features a lustrous black exterior; satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette back plate as well as a stunning display, sophisticated user interface and newly designed full- QWERTY keyboard.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 packs a wide range of advanced communications and multimedia capabilities and it is the thinnest and lightest full-QWERRTY BlackBerry smartphone available. In addition to being an exceptional phone that offers access to email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features built – in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), GPS for location- based applications, Bluetooth 2.0, a next generation processor (512MHz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display.
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone packs the power of the BlackBerry platform into a sleek flip design, providing a wide range of features that BlackBerry smartphone users have come to love – including phone, email messaging, organizer, browser and multimedia applications. It flips open to a large, vibrant internal display for Internet browsing, picture and video recording, as well as stereo Bluetooth support and an easily accessible micros SD/SDHC memory card slot for up to 16GB of additional storage per card , the BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone opens up a rich multimedia experience for users.
Zain Ghana is offering both BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service to customers.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server designed specifically for organizations that manage their own email servers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM Lotus Domino Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise and works with existing enterprise systems 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 users to access up to ten supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most, popular ISP email accounts) from their BlackBerry smartphone.

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