Wataniya Introduces Blackberry in Maldives

Maldives Promotion House – One of Maldives’ leading mobile telecommunications service providers, Wataniya Telecom Maldives and Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) have launched the BlackBerry service for the first time in the Maldives, thus allowing Blackberry fans to enjoy its benefits.

Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik spoke during the launching ceremony, and said that the service would attract a huge support among locals in the Maldives as well. “Majority of the Maldivian population is the youth. I think this service and the products would be well-received by the Maldivians,” he said.

The BlackBerry service supports easy wireless access to email, phone, organiser, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. This will allow Wataniya customers to widely access the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry smartphones to stay connected to people and information while on the go.

“We’re glad to be able to provide this capability to our customers. We look forward to keep offering the best in innovative and inspirational products and services to our customers,” Wataniya’s Chief Operating Officer Stephen Smith said. Hastings Singh, Vice President of South Asia at RIM, also expressed his feelings saying that the company was delighted to be working with Wataniya to bring the service to the Maldivian customers.

Wataniya will offer BlackBerry service to its post-paid customers using BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which provides a reliable, manageable and secure wireless solution for enterprise email systems and applications. According to Wataniya, three ranges of BlackBerry smartphones will be made available for purchase soon.

The BlackBerry smartphone line, which is primarily known for their ability to send and receive push e-mail wherever mobile network coverage is present or through Wi-Fi connectivity, commands a 14.80 percent share of worldwide smartphone sales, making it the fifth most popular device manufacturer after Nokia, Samsung, LG, and Apple. The consumer BlackBerry Internet Service is available in 91 countries worldwide on over 500 mobile service operators using various mobile technologies.

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