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Zain, EMS and RIM Introduce the BlackBerry Solution in Malawi


Blantyre, Malawi and Waterloo, ON, Canada - Zain Malawi, Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® solution in Malawi. 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 Malawi will now be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry® smartphones to stay connected to people and information on the go.

Announcing the launch, Zain Malawi Managing Director Fayaz King said the BlackBerry solution underscores Zain’s commitment in revolutionizing Malawi’s telecommunication industry. King stated, “We are the masters of innovation. This is another important launch from Zain and shows great progress in Malawi’s telecommunication sector. It further demonstrates our commitment to giving customers state-of-the-art mobile telecommunication services.”

“Our relationship with Zain continues to strengthen and customers will greatly benefit from access to the industry leading BlackBerry solution,” said Babar Khan, CEO of Emitac Mobile Solutions, RIM’s strategic channel partner in the region. “We offer the highest level of commitment, backed by world class customer support, to assist Zain Malawi in delivering this cutting edge solution.”

Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at RIM added, “It is with great pleasure that RIM has worked with Zain and EMS to introduce the BlackBerry solution in Malawi. BlackBerry smartphones are the right choice for people seeking stylish smartphones with advanced, easy-to-use features that can help them stay connected, productive and entertained while they are on the move.”

At launch, Zain will offer the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900, the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 features a brilliant display, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, and is a great choice for users who want the full power of a BlackBerry smartphone in a small, stylish design. The BlackBerry Curve smartphone fits your hand like it fits your life, perfectly.
Zain is also offering BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for corporate customers and BlackBerry® Internet Service for smaller businesses and individual users:
BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed for organisations that manage their own email servers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® and uses advanced encryption and IT features 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 customers to access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts, such as Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) from a single device.


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