Indosat, Nokia and Research In Motion today introduced BlackBerry Connect for the Nokia 9300 smartphone and Nokia 9500 Communicator to Indosat customers in Indonesia. RIM’s BlackBerry Connect licensing program allows users of the Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500 to connect to proven and popular BlackBerry services while maintaining the existing Nokia device capabilities. BlackBerry provides an efficient and reliable communications platform that can automatically deliver email to the Nokia devices with support for attachment viewing as well remote address lookup and up-to-date calendar information.
“Adding BlackBerry connectivity to Nokia’s high-end enterprise devices increases customer choices,” commented Wahyu Wijayadi, Director of Corporate Market at PT Indosat. “The ‘push’ based BlackBerry technology supported by Indosat’s strong signal, comprehensive national network and roaming capability will enable Matrix’s users to access their email using the Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500.”
“The growth in the demand for mobility solutions has substantially expanded over the last year, driven by the fact that many of the Indonesia workforces are now mobile. Mobility has emerged as a priority investment area for business people and we believe that the form factor of the Nokia 9300 smartphone and Nokia 9500 Communicator with their large color screens, straightforward menu navigation and integrated QWERTY keyboards, coupled with BlackBerry service, makes them ideal handsets for mobile connectivity and email,” added Hasan Aula, General Manager Mobile Phones at Nokia Indonesia.
“We are pleased to work with Indosat to expand its BlackBerry portfolio in Indonesia. Customers around the world continue to choose BlackBerry for its unique architecture and its ability to keep mobile professionals connected to important communications and information,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Connect allows Indosat’s customers to leverage the BlackBerry architecture and infrastructure while also taking advantage of the robust features available on the Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500 devices.”