RIM launches BlackBerry Bold 9780 in Indonesia

BlackBerry Bold 9780
By DJ Reyes on 8 Dec 2010 02:36 pm EST
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We've recently seen the BlackBerry 9780 land in India, now BlackBerry fans in Indonesia, there is good news for you. The next stop for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is Indonesia. The latest BlackBerry device to launch with BlackBerry 6 has been highly anticipated in the country and the wait is now over.

Gregory Wade, Managing Director of Southeast Asia, RIM says: "We are confident that consumers in Indonesia will enjoy the BlackBerry Bold 9780. Featuring the new BlackBerry 6 operating system as well as an improved 5 megapixel camera, this powerful new smartphone delivers a truly outstanding mobile experience."

There are no pricing details and no confirmation on the carriers offering the device, though it should be expected to be offered by Indosat. For more details visit blackberry.com/bold.

Read the full press release from RIM

4 comments

WillieLee

I don't know why they bothered. All Things Digital said that Indonesia doesn't matter.

Auli

Do you know how many people there are in indonesia? Almost 300 million, and half of that is a potential market for blackberry, heck even elementary school kids use blackberries here.

Gallia

I think you're overstating numbers, half the population a potential market?

That aside, iirc Indonesia was one of those shifty countries that thinks Blackberries seriously compromise their national security. So yeah, I don't know why they bothered. Better to just have a few Curves flying around here and there and be threatened than have several lines running and be threatened.

Auli

Did you know we had the 9650 4 months prior to the us and canada public of course it's black market but that shows how indonesians are addicted to bb oh yeah and the leaked storm 3 pics, that was taken in indonesia, well don't take my word for it just come visit the country, kids to grandpas , street food vendors to conglomerats they all us bb, and the national security thing was just BS same as india and dubai, in a view years the number of sales in indonesia will surpass us's because most of the people here take advantage of the efficient BIS data plan instead of the apple or android internet data plans which are expensive in third world countries, so bb has little competition.. That's why RIM bothered , don't trust all things digital, trust the people who really lives in those countries