After touring majority of Asian subcontinents, the RIM BlackBerry solution now reaches Pakistan, courtesy Zong and Alcatel-Lucent. Zong subscribers can now wirelessly send and receive emails, make phone calls, browse the Internet and send text messages via the BlackBerry smartphone.
At the onset, Zong is offering the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Bold smartphones and BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry solution will be presented via Zong’s postpaid packages. Alcatel-Lucent will leverage its global integration services and strong local presence in the region to provide ZONG with end-to-end implementation, launch, delivery and support services for the BlackBerry solution in the Pakistan, as a part of its agreement with RIM.
“Zong is committed to providing innovative services and expanding its portfolio of advanced telecommunications solutions. There is increasing demand among our subscribers in both the enterprise and consumer markets to have remote access to their email and calendar information and the launch of the BlackBerry solution exemplifies our commitment to consistently meet our customers’ needs. ZONG’s customers can now enjoy the efficiency gains and security benefits of the BlackBerry solution already known to millions of subscribers across the world,” mentioned Salman Wassay, Head of Marketing, Zong.
“We are pleased to work with Alcatel-Lucent and Zong to deploy the BlackBerry solution in Pakistan. The BlackBerry solution continues to lead the industry in providing an optimized and empowering mobile experience for organizations and individuals who want to make the most of their time,” stated Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, RIM.
The BlackBerry Curve features a 2.4-inch HVGA+ display and incorporates Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and GPS. The BlackBerry Bold supports tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks and sports integrated GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g). This QWERTY phone packages a 2 megapixel camera with video recording capability and an advanced media player for music, videos and pictures.
Zong is also presenting BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate clients. This solution integrates with IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data. Further, with BlackBerry Internet Service users can manage up to ten supported email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts, from their BlackBerry smartphone.
The pricing details of the BlackBerry solutions are not yet known.