Umniah, Emitac Mobile Solutions EMS and Research In Motion RIM announced the launch of the BlackBerry solution in Jordan. The solution will be available to Umniahs prepaid and postpaid subscribers at highly competitive rates, with a variety of service plans that cater to consumers and business users alike.
The BlackBerry solution brings together smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. Umniah customers in Jordan will now be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry smartphones to stay connected to people and information while on the go.
To celebrate the launch of the BlackBerry solution, Umniah is offering its subscribers a promotion starting from February 2011 where subscribers can enjoy four months of free service subscription, followed by another four months of a 50 percent discount, then an additional four months with service subscription fee.
The BlackBerry solution is known for its industry-leading messaging capabilities, reliability and security, and we are pleased to be launching the solution to our customers, said Mr. Ihab Hinnawi, Umniahs CEO. We recognize the important role that BlackBerry smartphones have come to play in the daily lives of individuals and enterprises and their widespread popularity worldwide. We take our commitment to meeting our subscribers changing needs seriously, and hence we strive to provide them with highly competitive offers and advanced services in line with our policy of providing them with value for money solutions.
Mr. Mark Gwozdecky, Canadian Ambassador in Jordan, commented: I am very pleased to witness the launch of the BlackBerry service in Jordan. I believe it will significantly contribute to improving the standards of commercial services in the Jordanian telecom market - a positive model of a rapidly growing and up-to-date market in the region. I am confident that the BlackBerry services will gain great popularity and outstanding success amongst Umniahs customers, and I wish Umniah, EMS and RIM the best of luck in this endeavor.
Babar Khan, CEO, Emitac Mobile Solutions said: We are delighted to have achieved another successful launch of the BlackBerry solution. The availability of both postpaid and prepaid options for BlackBerry smartphone users shows commitment from all partners involved in the project. Umniah prepaid service plans for its customers, combined with affordable BlackBerry smartphones, will greatly benefit the Jordanian market.
Khaled Kefel, General Manager, Middle East, RIM added, We are very pleased to work with Umniah and EMS to introduce the BlackBerry solution in Jordan. BlackBerry smartphones provide a uniquely powerful and user-friendly mobile experience for people who want to stay connected, productive, informed and entertained while they are on the move.
At launch, Umniah will offer the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones. It will also offer BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for corporate customers, and BlackBerry Internet Service for smaller businesses and individual users.
Postpaid Umniah subscribers will be able to activate the BlackBerry Internet Service by dialing the service number *114# for a monthly fee. Umniahs prepaid subscribers can also activate the service by dialing *114# for a monthly fee or a weekly fee. Both postpaid and prepaid subscribers will be able to receive unlimited national data bundles.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a perfect tool for business professionals and power users. It offers exceptional performance, functionality and features with support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a powerful processor, 256MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, a 3.2MP camera and a dazzling, high resolution display.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is also BlackBerry 6 ready. BlackBerry 6 is a new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones. It retains the trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh and engaging experience that is both powerful and easy to use. BlackBerry 6 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, subject to certification by Umniah, in the coming months.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an extremely approachable smartphone. It provides easy mobile access to email, messaging IM including BBM, SMS, MMS and popular social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. It also features rich multimedia capabilities and easy access to music, games and other mobile apps for entertainment on the go.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server is for organisations that manage their own email servers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise and offers advanced security and IT policy controls to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is free software that enables businesses of any size to quickly and easily get started with the BlackBerry solution. It provides advanced enterprise features and works with any Internet-enabled BlackBerry service plan.
BlackBerry Internet Service is designed for individuals and allows customers to access BlackBerry data services including Internet access and up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts including most popular ISP email accounts such as Hotmail and Google Mail from a BlackBerry smartphone.
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