RIM to launch a branch in Indonesia

By Yousif Abdullah on 24 Sep 2010 08:43 am
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Following the massive popularity and demand of BlackBerry in Indonesia, RIM is planning to open a branch in the country soon and has also been in talks with local application developers to provide a more complete BlackBerry experience for Indonesian users. Despite security concerns in the air, this move could prove to be a fresh breath of hope for RIM in Middle Eastern countries.

Still, it is not clear whether RIM agrees to build a local server in the country, but given that Indonesia has become a very important market for RIM, the two will most likely find a way to build rapport. Interestingly, RIM has so far reached 50 million global subscribers, and markets outside North America account for 52 percent of its revenues.

6 comments

SniperFery

Wow!!! That's my country!! Guess it won't be harder to find parts for blackberries across Indonesia!! Congrats RIM!! I hope that they agreed to make a local server to for my country!! :D

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Great! RIM just do the right thing! Indonesia is the most Blackberry user in ASEAN, RIM just play its right card :)

demeanor76

I wish they all ditched their Berries. Get an Android or iPhone or N-Series or even Chinese phoney smartphones. I'm sick and tired to listen the same ringtones as mine when they're chatting with their Berries in the same waiting room. That's how I describe how big BlackBerry users here in Indonesia. Please RIM, don't open your branch in Indonesia. I myself about to sell my BlackBerry for the basic function cellphone. To me BlackBerry is just another consumptive must-buy trendy device with mediocre technology. If you want technology, get an Android 2.2 Froyo OS or a more sophisticated iPhone 4. Start to learn that Android 2.2 Froyo and iPhone 4 are better than Torch. IMHO

Yousif Abdullah

This made my day! I felt the same while in Kuwait and I am sure that there are many who buy a BlackBerry for the "must buy" factor, but then again there are many who buy a BlackBerry for legitimate reasons. Take this from someone with a BlackBerry and no data plan. You read that right; where I live there is no BlackBerry service, yet I still find reasons to justify the need to import a BlackBerry smartphone. And of course, nothing beats a keyboard :)