AHA and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for CDMA Customers in Indonesia
AHA, a Bakrie Connectivity company, offers users with the BlackBerry Curve 8530 access to the super-fast AHA CDMA network
Jakarta, Indonesia - 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.
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