Glo Mobile Benin, EMS and RIM launch the BlackBerry Solution in Benin Republic

Cotonou, Benin Republic, and Waterloo, ON, Canada –

Glo Mobile Benin, a subsidiary of Globacom Limited Nigeria, Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® solution in Benin Republic.
The BlackBerry solution brings together smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, messaging, social networking, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. Glo Mobile Benin subscribers 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.
“Launching BlackBerry smartphones in the Benin Republic gives Glo Benin subscribers access to current technologies for business and personal use.  Subscribers can now benefit from the exceptional communications and multimedia capabilities that the BlackBerry solution offers,” commented Globacom’s Executive Director, Mr Adewale Sangowawa.
“We are delighted to launch the BlackBerry solution in Benin Republic with Glo Mobile Benin and we are focused on supporting them with our best-in-class service,” said Mr. Babar Khan, CEO of EMS.
Waldi Wepener, Regional Director for East Central and West Africa at RIM said, “We are excited to work with Glo Mobile Benin and EMS to bring the BlackBerry solution to more customers in the Republic of Benin. BlackBerry smartphones offer a best-in-class mobile communications experience together with fast browsing and rich multimedia.”
Glo Mobile Benin will offer BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for corporate customers and BlackBerry® Internet Service for smaller businesses and individual users. The company will also be offering a range of BlackBerry smartphones including the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780, BlackBerry® Curve™ 3G 9300, and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed 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 Internet Service is designed for smaller businesses and individuals. It allows customers to access BlackBerry data services including access to the Internet, BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), popular social networking sites, BlackBerry® App World™  and up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as, Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) from a BlackBerry smartphone.
Notes to Editor
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a compact and stylish smartphone that offers a compelling blend of features, performance and design. It supports 3G networks around the world, includes Wi-Fi® and GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging. It comes with a 5 MP camera with a full complement of high-end features including continuous auto focus, scene modes, image stabilization, flash and video recording. The BlackBerry Bold 9780 also includes 512 MB Flash memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.
The BlackBerry Curve 9300 is a light-weight, compact smartphone that offers global 3G connectivity and features a comfortable full-QWERTY keyboard for fast, accurate typing, and an optical trackpad for fluid navigation. It includes built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, as well as dedicated media keys located along on the top of the smartphone to provide handy controls for skipping music tracks, pausing a video or muting a phone call. The smartphone also features a camera that can record video and a microSD/SDHC slot that supports up to 32 GB memory cards for media storage.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is an incredibly approachable smartphone designed to be efficient and convenient. The smartphone features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable and accurate typing, rich multimedia capabilities and easy access to email, messaging and social networks while on the go. It has dedicated media keys, smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is also Wi-Fi-enabled to give customers faster web browsing and extended data coverage.
About Glo Mobile Benin
Glo Mobile Benin (a subsidiary of Globacom Limited, Nigeria) is a leading mobile telephone operator in the Republic of Benin, providing a wide range of Voice and Data services. Since its launch in June 2008, in a short period of time Glo Mobile Benin has managed to build a nationwide network and acquired a considerable customer base of over 1.6m. Glo Mobile Benin drives the development and offering of innovative mobile communications products, services and features in the Benin Republic mobile communications market. For more information, visit
Globacom Limited is a leading innovative mobile phone operator in Nigeria. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company services over 20 million subscribers.

About Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS)
Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) is a Dubai based solutions and service provider and a RIM strategic channel partner that focuses on the delivery, implementation and support of BlackBerry® solutions. Delivered by an experienced team of mobile professionals, EMS provides the mobile operator with sales, marketing, distribution, solution implementation and technical support services for the BlackBerry wireless platform from Research In Motion (RIM). For organizations using the BlackBerry wireless platform, EMS provides the ability to rapidly create, deploy and manage robust client-server wireless applications that reduce an organization’s total cost of ownership and significantly increases the value of their mobile technology investment.  EMS is the region’s first Mobile Virtual Solutions Provider (MVSP) whose services are delivered through partnerships the company has with mobile operators in the Gulf, North Africa and Eastern Europe. For more information about EMS please visit
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or
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