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France Telecom CEO on RIM: Not Actually Declining But Needs to Fix Quality Problems


france telecom

France Telecom is the 3rd largest carrier in Europe and has over 216 million customers spread over mobile, fixed line, internet, digital television and IT services. Its CEO is Stephane Richard, and in a recent interview with All Things D, he had a few things to say about RIM. First, which speaks volumes to the media’s perception of RIM that doesn’t jive particularly well with the numbers, Stephane says “[RIM] is not really declining. It’s still popular in Europe.” Stephane also continues by saying that RIM has had quality issues and that in order to stay the course and remain competitive, it needs to address these quality problems. This would probably be a fair judgement as RIM has had a few devices such as the Storm that had many quality concerns and its old trackball hardware which caused many to be frustrated with their device. Here is the exact quote:
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The BlackBerry solution arrives on the Ivory Coast


RIM have expanded into the Ivory Coast today. Through a partnership with Orange CI, RIM have announced that they will be offering devices and software for users in what is respectfully known as the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

Le Côte d’Ivoire est une pais dans l’Ouest d’Afrique avec une population de plus de 18,373,060 personnes. Ca vas etre alors une place merveilleuse pour le solution BlackBerry.

The first devices to be offered include the BlackBerry Bold, Curve 8900 and Pearl 8120. Will these be shipping with OS 5, RIM?

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Pay as you go BlackBerry Pearl 8120 on Orange UK


The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is the perfect beginner’s smartphone. It comes complete with camera, video recording, Wi-Fi capabilities and expandable memory. The device is available for £139.99 and it comes with £20 top up voucher.

Orange UK launches Pay As You Go Blackberry


Orange UK has confirmed that the Blackberry Pearl 8120 will be available on a Pay As You Go plan. From early February, Orange will be the first operator in the UK to offer Blackberry on Pay As You Go. The handset will cost £145, and the monthly BlackBerry Internet Service will cost £5. There will also be a color exclusive to the Pearl – indigo! Depending on how this launch goes, Orange UK will consider extending the offer to other Blackberry models in the not too distant future.

Stay tuned to Orange UK’s official site for the press release tomorrow.


Orange and RIM launch the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in Romania


BlackBerry Curve 8900

Press Release

Orange Romania and Research In Motion today launched the BlackBerry Curve 8900. In addition to exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a next generation 512Mhz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

”We believe that in 2009 this new BlackBerry smartphone will play a significant role in the smartphone market in Romania. Customers will easily recognize the optimal combination of price, design, functionality and services. Orange smartphone sales have grown by 20% in 2008 comparing to 2007 and we are positive that launching smarpthones such as the BlackBerry Curve 8900, which combines industry leading email and Internet access services with rich multimedia capabilities, will greatly appeal to our customers,” stated Razvan Sturza, Product Manager Orange Romania.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available in all Orange shops and partners’ stores in Romania. Prices range from 229 EUR to 329 EUR depending on the BlackBerry tariff plan chosen.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 features

Orange UK launching BlackBerry pay-as-you-go soon


Even though Orange is thinking about pulling the BlackBerry Bold from its device lineup, the carrier is still fully committed to BlackBerry, though at a decidedly more low cost scale. Our pal Ronen from BerryReview has noticed that Orange UK has posted the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 in Titanium and Indigo as ‘coming soon’ with a pay-as-you-go option. As you probably remember, RIM ceo-Jim Balsillie indicated during the fiscal Q3 2009 conference call that pre-paid BlackBerry options would be a growing trend worldwide.

Pricing information is unavailable at this time, but you can hit the link below to sign up for email notifications from Orange.

Orange UK BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Pay As You Go

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