Mobily and RIM build on partnership at Gitex

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Senior representatives from Mobily and Research In Motion met in Dubai this week at the Gulf IT Exhibition (Gitex) to discuss opportunities to foster new smartphone technologies – such as Near Field Communication (NFC) – as well as innovative new BlackBerry subscription services in the Kingdom.

Mobily’s Managing Director and CEO, Khalid Bin Omar Al Kaf met with Mr. Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM; Mr. Patrick Spence, Managing Director, Global Sales and Regional Marketing, RIM; and Mr. Sandeep Saihgal, Managing Director, Middle East, RIM to discuss the regional relationship between the two companies.

Khalid Bin Omar Al Kaf, said, “Our partnership with RIM enables us to bring the latest BlackBerry smartphones and services to our subscribers in Saudi Arabia. It is our goal to drive innovation and provide cutting-edge offerings to these customers.”

Mr. Sandeep Saihgal, Managing Director, Middle East, RIM added, “We are committed to a strong partnership with Mobily to support customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our close collaboration will help to create value-added services for Mobily and give their customers access to the latest smartphone technologies and subscription services.”

Mobily and RIM recently introduced a portfolio of new BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry Torch 9810 and BlackBerry Torch 9860. The new smartphones are based on the next-generation BlackBerry 7 Operating System (OS), which introduces substantial overall performance enhancements including a next generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience that is among the best in the industry.

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