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Wataniya Telecom, EMS and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Solution in Kuwait


Kuwait City, Kuwait and Waterloo, ON., Canada - Wataniya Telecom, Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the BlackBerry® solution in Kuwait. 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. Wataniya customers in Kuwait 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.

“By providing the BlackBerry solution to customers in Kuwait, Wataniya further demonstrates its commitment to providing innovative technology and sophisticated products to satisfy the needs of its customers, and as such, will offer its best-ever service plans to meet customer needs and expectations,” said Scott Gegenheimer, GM&CEO of Wataniya Telecom. “The BlackBerry solution is the ideal choice for customers who are looking for mobile phones that can serve both business needs and entertainment. The depth of functionality and variety of applications available for BlackBerry smartphones makes them ideal for both enterprise users and consumers alike.”

Babar Khan, CEO of Emitac Mobile Solution (EMS), RIM’s strategic channel partner in the region, said “We are delighted to partner with Wataniya Kuwait to bring the many benefits of the BlackBerry solution to their customers. We will be supporting Wataniya Kuwait in their everyday mission by bringing the latest BlackBerry products and services to the market.”

Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at RIM added: “We are very pleased to work with EMS and Wataniya Telecom to introduce the BlackBerry solution to their customers in Kuwait. 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, Wataniya Telecom will offer the BlackBerry® Bold™ and the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphones.

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® (802.11 a/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 in the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone available. As with all BlackBerry smartphones, it gives users the industry’s leading mobile email and messaging solution together with access to a wide range of other mobile business and consumer applications. 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 (802.11 b/g), GPS for location-based applications, Bluetooth® 2.0, a next generation processor (512MHz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain connected, productive and entertained while on the move.


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