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The BlackBerry solution arrives in Ghana – implications for poverty?

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The above is a Zain network coverage map of Ghana. As you can see, major roads are the focus of coverage and BlackBerry devices will be a welcomed addition to the country’s infrastructure.

In a partnership with Zain and EMS, RIM have announced the availability of BlackBerry in Ghana, one of the most stable countries on the African continent.

The carrier Zain has a 3G network, which means that customers and government clients will be able to have access to enterprise-grade smartphones. The first devices to hit the market include the BlackBerry Storm, the Curve 8900, Bold 9000 and the Pearl Flip 8220.

The partnership brings together three crucial companies for helping to further expand the country’s infrastructure and better channel resources to the eradication of extreme poverty. Increasing productivity and transparency are two key elements of improving governmental and corporate affairs, and it’s the hope of BlackBerry Cool that RIM will be a significant player in this regard.

Imagine the following scenarios:

  • BES infrastructure is implemented in all major organizations to ensure communication is instant and efficient.
  • Government workers are able to send communications from the field directly to the departments responsible.
  • Small businesses are able to better serve their clients and be constantly available, regardless of whether or not they are in office.
  • Logistics for delivering food, materials and aid are all greatly improved by the BlackBerry solution.

This is surely going to have a positive impact on the economy.

BlackBerry Bold launches in Pakistan

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BlackBerry Bold

RIM, in partnership with strategic channel partner Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS), announced yesterday the availability of the BlackBerry Bold in Pakistan, via leading Pakistan telecom Ufone.

Mr. Ali Ikram from Ufone commented on the new smartphone, stating, “This elegant BlackBerry Bold smartphone from Ufone will surely delight every Pakistani tech-savvy customer as well as those who value increased productivity. This unique smartphone delivers an amazing blend of functionality, performance, usability and design – making it an ideal choice for both professionals and power users in Pakistan.”

No pricing information is available yet, so we recommend dropping by your nearest Ufone outlet for more details. You can read the full press release after the jump, as well as our exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review.

The Ultimate BlackBerry Bold Review (with full device specs)

Ufone launches BlackBerry Bold in Pakistan

Three BlackBerrys land in Qatar

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DohaRIM continues its spread, today with another three-pronged release in Qatar. Following Ghana’s suit, Qtel is releasing the BlackBerry 8100, BlackBerry 8300 and BlackBerry 8800 to cover all the main bases, and set a good foundation for the later incremental upgrades. Qatar Airways is already lined up to deploy BlackBerrys to their roaming workforce, so Qtel’s got some good business right off the bat. As ever, Emtiac Mobile Solutions will be supporting the deployment and providing support where necessary. Thanks Stefano!

Oman Mobile launches BlackBerry service

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Oman MobileOver the weekend Oman Mobile announced its first BlackBerrys, offering the 8100, 8700 and 8800 at launch. Emitac, RIM’s usual partner in the area, helped set up Oman Mobile with the release after bringing the 8800 to Kuwait and Uganda earlier this year. It’s interesting that the 8700 wasn’t shouldered out by the 8800; you’d think that the Curve would better round out the lineup, but having two tiers of business flavours does offer something for mass enterprise rollout as well as higher-end executive deployment.

BES and BlackBerry 8800 launched in Uganda

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8800RIM announced yesterday that Celtel Uganda with the help of Emitac Mobile Solutions is now offering BlackBerry Enterprise Service and the BlackBerry 8800 to corporate customers. Celtel’s also supporting East Africa’s One network, so visitors from the neighbourhood can get their roaming groove on.

“We continue to extend the global availability of the BlackBerry solution and are pleased to be launching today in Uganda with Celtel and EMS. BlackBerry smartphones are a great choice for individuals that strive to be more productive, flexible and ultimately more successful in work and life,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA at Research In Motion.

Kuwait gets BlackBerry 8800

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Kuwait Sick of flags yet? With the help of Emitac Mobile Solutions, who have been working with Jordan carrier Fastlink for awhile now, will be working with Mobile TeleSystems subsidiary Celtel to bring the BlackBerry 8800 to Kuwait. EMS will be using something called the BlackBerry Launch Programme to help MTS get rolling with sales. If Celtel ever ends up carrying the 8700, they might want to look into selling Otterboxes if customers are gonna be taking those things into the oil fields.