January 6, 2006

Digicel adds BlackBerry

The Digicel Group announced on Wednesday that they and Research in Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) have added BlackBerry(r), a leading wireless platform, to Digicel’s corporate customer offerings. BlackBerry will be available in St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada on Digicel’s popular GSM/GPRS network. {{more}}

BlackBerry from Digicel will enable customers to increase productivity and efficiency in their working lives by easily accessing e-mail, text messaging, Internet, organizer and corporate data applications from a single, integrated device. Furthermore Digicel customers will be able to roam with BlackBerry anywhere within the Digicel network* and enjoy the same level of service they have come to expect from Digicel.

According to Digicel Group Marketing Director Ben Atherton: “We are delighted to be working with RIM. We are increasing our voice and data offerings to our corporate customers, and so are pleased to enrich our portfolio of wireless services with BlackBerry. Access on the move to corporate email and other applications is becoming just as important as receiving calls for this target. Our corporate customers will now be able to enjoy easy-to-use and secure access to their information via the popular BlackBerry platform.”