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Press Release
     
EMS and Warid Telecom introduce the BlackBerry Solution in Pakistan

Lahore, July 5, 2008: Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) and Warid Telecom today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® solution in Pakistan. The BlackBerry solution brings together smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. Warid Telecom post paid customers in Pakistan will now be able to enjoy the productivity benefits of using BlackBerry® smartphones to stay connected to people and information on the go.

Chief Executive Officer of Warid Telecom, Marwan Zawaydeh, said, “Warid Telecom has the largest Postpaid customer base and GPRS/EDGE network in Pakistan and is focused on providing the latest in innovation. Introducing the BlackBerry solution to our portfolio of solutions is a key milestone for us and we are proud to offer this to our loyal customers.”

“We are very pleased to be part of Warid’s launch of the BlackBerry solution and bringing this technology to their customers,” said Babar Khan, CEO of Emitac Mobile Solution (EMS), adding “We intend to continue supporting Warid in delivering and implementing best-in-class service on a daily basis and extending their portfolio offering to stay at the forefront of wireless technology.”

At launch, Warid Telecom will offer the BlackBerry® 8820, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310 smartphones. 

BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone: The BlackBerry 8820 smartphone combines powerful email, messaging, web access and premium phone features along with an advanced media player, expandable memory slot, and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone: The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is a mere 107mm x 50mm x 14mm and weighs about 91 grams. In addition to supporting phone, email, messaging, organiser, web browser and other mobile applications, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 includes a digital camera, MP3 and video player, and an expandable memory slot. It also includes built-in Wi-Fi® for faster connectivity to the web and other mobile data applications

BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone: The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is a powerful and intuitive smartphone that features a full QWERTY keyboard, yet is light and compact in size. The smartphone includes a camera and rich multimedia capabilities, as well as built-in GPS that supports location-based applications and services such as mapping and navigation.

Warid Telecom is offering BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for corporate customers and BlackBerry® Internet Service for smaller businesses and individual users: 

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® and uses advanced encryption 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 up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as, Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) from a single device.