I’ve got a stack of press releases way thicker than my skin to sift through this week. With all of the excitement around the 8800, some are bound to slip through the cracks – some important, some not. An important one notes the fact that earlier this week, on February 12, RIM announced that the 8700g will be released in Jordan through Fastlink.
Fastlink will be the first service provider to introduce the BlackBerry wireless platform in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Emitac Mobile Systems (EMS) will assist Fastlink in launching, delivering, supporting and selling the BlackBerry solution to its customers. Together, EMS and Fastlink will address the Jordanian market by delivering a suite of applications on the BlackBerry platform to Fastlinkâ€™s customers.
At launch, Fastlink will offer BlackBerryÂ® Enterprise Server and the BlackBerryÂ® 8700g smartphone to corporate customers. The BlackBerry 8700g operates in conjunction with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which tightly integrates with MicrosoftÂ® Exchange, NovellÂ® GroupWiseÂ® and IBM LotusÂ® DominoÂ® and works with existing enterprise systems, to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
â€œWe are proud to be the first mobile service provider in Jordan to provide our corporate customers with such a differentiated service. Fastlink has always been the pioneer in introducing top of the line communication services in Jordan and across the Middle East. The BlackBerry solution targets both corporate users and individuals with an end-to-end email solution. Working with RIM and EMS, we will meet the high quality service requirements of our customers,â€ said Saad Nasir, CEO of Fastlink.