Etisalat Nigeria launches BlackBerry service

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Etisalat at the weekend, announced its partnership with Research In Motion (RIM), to make BalckBerry Smartphones available to its subscribers and customers in Africa’s most populous nation.
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, as well as access to thousands of other mobile business and lifestyle applications.
Mohammad_Hassan_Omran.jpgWith the announcement, Etisalat customers in Nigeria will 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.
CEO of Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS), RIM’s strategic channel partner, Mr Babar Khan, said that his company’s partnership with Etisalat was landmark adding that,”we are thrilled to embark on a partnership with Etisalat Nigeria, and 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
Also, Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at RIM added, “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.”
An excited Chief Marketing Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr Wael Ammar, said that Etisalat was delighted to deliver 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.
“The new BlackBerry service from Etisalat will provide a definite boost to the quality of communication in Nigeria and also further reinforce Etisalat’s pedigree as a superior provider of performance enhancement services for the business and lifestyle needs of our customers.”
At launch, Etisalat says it would offer the latest in Blackberry smartphones, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Bold. Both, exceptional smartphones with built-in Wi-Fi support and advanced multimedia capabilities.