RIM headed to 100 more carriers?


The folks at RIM must’ve seen too many AT&T spots as kids – they’re reaching out and touching everyone as literally as one company can. From Cellular News, we’re learning that RIM’s products could be hitting a lot more pockets in the near future. A lot more.

“We are already distributed by 200 carriers, and we are talking to a 100 more carriers,” Charmaine Eggberry, RIM’s managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview on the sidelines of the 3GSM World Congress

RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry handheld device, is currently selling its products in a 100 countries, she said. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company recently announced the addition of Jordan to its geographic footprint.

Despite the fact that RIM is facing increased competition from the likes of U.S.-based Motorola, Samsung Electronics of Korea and more recently Apple’s upcoming iPhone, Eggberry said that RIM will continue growing.