Tango and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to introduce BlackBerry(R) in Luxembourg. BlackBerry, developed and manufactured by RIM, is a leading wireless solution that keeps mobile professionals connected to people and information with integrated support for voice, email and data applications. BlackBerry will provide Tango subscribers with easy access to e-mail, phone, text messaging, Internet, organizer and corporate data applications from a single device.
“Tango is committed to providing the best mobile solutions on the market and BlackBerry is the leading wireless solution for mobile customers that want to stay connected and productive while on the go,” said Alex Zivoder, CEO Tango/Tele2 Luxembourg. “We are pleased to provide our customers with BlackBerry for their communication and information needs. Mobile professionals from many industries and government organizations will join more than three million people worldwide who are using the powerful BlackBerry solution to enhance the way they communicate.”
“The popularity of BlackBerry is growing rapidly around the world and we are very pleased to begin working with Tango to introduce BlackBerry to customers in Luxembourg,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry is a proven and popular solution that provides individual users with an optimized mobile experience and provides IT departments with the security, manageability and scalability they want for their enterprise applications.”
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R) Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWise(R) and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.
Tele2 is Europe’s leading alternative telecom operator. Tele2 always strives to offer the market’s best prices. With its unique values, Tele2 provides cheap and simple telecom for all Europeans every day. The group has close to 28 million customers in 24 countries. It offers products and services in fixed and mobile telephony, Internet access, data networks, cable TV, and content services. Its main competitors are the former government monopolies. Tele2 was founded in 1993 by Jan Stenbeck and has been listed on Stockholmsborsen since 1996. The share has also been listed on Nasdaq since 1997. Tele2 always strives to offer the market’s best prices. In 2004 it had operating revenue of SEK 43 billion and reported a profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6.6 billion.
In 1998 Tele2 launched its mobile services in Luxembourg under the brand Tango. Tele2’s mobile operation is today Luxembourg’s leader in providing high quality GSM, GPRS and UMTS services at competitive prices, the company ranking among the cheapest operators in Western Europe.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry(R) wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM). For more information, visit http://www.rim.com or http://www.blackberry.com.
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