This week has been quite an exciting week for BlackBerry fans with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 being released, bang on schedule might I add and our very own CrackBerry Kevin also finally got his Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry. With things feeling mighty positive in the world of RIM right now, they have also opened up a BlackBerry store in Jakarta, Indonesia along with PT Teletama Artha Mandiri and it will be the biggest store in Asia so far. Last September we saw a BlackBerry lifestyle store open up to big crowds in Thailand, then we saw another one open in Jakarta a couple of months later and it seems Indonesia will end up being a hub of BlackBerry stores.
This latest BlackBerry store will be the biggest yet in Asia and is located in Gandaria City L1#190 A-B, Jakarta. Within the store you can find:
The store has officially opened today and will offer opening weekend promotions. If you are one of the first 200 customers of the day to purchase a BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook you can get one of the offers below:
If you're taking a visit to the store this weekend be sure to take some photos and share them with us.
Hasan Aula, TAM's President Director said, "Customers can enjoy a great experience at the BlackBerry store at Gandaria City. They can explore a complete range of products, applications and services with more than 90 live demo units accessible at the store. There is also the BlackBerry Expert Center that will assist customers with any after-sales support."
Hastings Singh, Vice President, South Asia at RIM commented, "We are very pleased to be working with TAM to launch Asia's biggest BlackBerry store in Indonesia. We are committed to supporting our partners and serving our mutual customers across Indonesia."
TAM's new BlackBerry store at Gandaria City will be officially open on 25th February 2012. Over the opening weekend (25th and 26th February), a number of promotions will be available for the first 200 customers on each day who purchase a BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry® PlayBookTM, including:
A discount voucher of one million IDR (Rp. 1,000,000) to be used against a second purchase of a BlackBerry smartphone or PlayBook (only valid on the same day of purchase)
Entry into a draw to win a motorcycle, folding bike or other exclusive merchandise
50% discount on all BlackBerry accessories
To celebrate the opening over the opening weekend, there will be live events at Gandaria City's Main Atrium with live music performances, games, and an exhibition.
PT Erafone Artha Retailindo will manage the operations of the new BlackBerry store at Gandaria City. Erafone currently operates and manages more than 300 outlets throughout Indonesia. With the opening of Asia's biggest BlackBerry store, Erafone aims to set a new standard in sales and after sales services in Indonesia.
About PT Teletama Artha Mandiri
PT Teletama Artha Mandiri (TAM) is an official sub-distributor of BlackBerry products in Indonesia. Currently TAM operates and manages 18 authorized BlackBerry stores and 18 BlackBerry Expert Centers in Indonesia. PT TAM is one of the subsidiaries of PT Erajaya Swasembada Tbk. (Erajaya Group of Companies). PT Erajaya Swasembada Tbk. is listed at Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) under the ticker (trading code) of ERAA.
About PT Erafone Artha Retailindo
PT Erafone Artha Retailindo (TAM) is one of the subsidiaries of PT Erajaya Swasembada Tbk. (Erajaya Group of Companies) in the mobile devices retail industry. The company currently operates and manages over 300 Erafone outlets throughout Indonesia. In October 2011, Erafone introduced its newest retail concept, Erafone Megastore, the biggest cellular retail in Indonesia, at Mall of Indonesia (MOI).
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