Luanda, Angola and Waterloo, ON – Unitel, S.A. and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® service for customers in Angola.
The BlackBerry service supports easy wireless access to email, organizer, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. Unitel customers will now be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry® smartphones to stay connected to people and information while on the go.
At launch, Unitel will offer BlackBerry service to corporate customers using the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software, which provides a reliable, manageable and secure wireless solution for enterprise email systems and applications .
Miguel Martins, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Unitel, said: “We are excited to be able to provide our corporate customers with the BlackBerry service. We believe our subscribers will enjoy the benefits of productivity, efficiency and easy access to email and enterprise applications that the BlackBerry solution offers.”
Waldi Wepener, Regional Director at RIM said: “We are pleased to work with Unitel to offer the BlackBerry service to customers in Angola. Angolan subscribers can now enjoy the exceptional user experience offered by BlackBerry smartphones to stay in touch with the people and information that matters most to them throughout the day.”
For more information on BlackBerry service plans from Unitel, please visit www.unitel.ao or call 19300.
About Unitel, S.A.
Unitel is the largest telecommunications company and the leading mobile operator in Angola. With more than 7.7 million customers and coverage in all provinces in the country since 2002, Unitel, revolutionized the telecommunications market through quality and innovation of services which introduced, roaming and access to data on broadband (HSDPA).
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionised 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.
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