Magticom, Alcatel-Lucent and RIM Introduce the BlackBerry Solution

Magticom Georgia, Alcatel-Lucent and
Research In Motion (RIM) announced the
launch of the BlackBerry solution for Magticom customers in Georgia.
Magticom customers will now be able to enjoy the productivity benefits
of using BlackBerry smartphones to stay connected to people and
information while on the go. Users will benefit from enhanced
communication with mobile access to email, the Internet and phone
calls, as well as powerful multimedia features and easy access to a
wide range of business and leisure applications.

“MagtiCom’s subscribers want access to the latest technology that
can help them manage all aspects of their lives. The BlackBerry
solution fits perfectly with MagtiCom’s mission of ‘Connecting to your
world’ and will allow users to access voice, email and a wide range of
mobile data services through an advanced and stylish smartphone,” said
David Lee, General Director, MagtiCom LTD. “MagtiCom welcomes
Alcatel-Lucent as a partner and looks forward to working with a world
class supplier of communication solutions.  I am excited and proud to
be offering our customers such an advanced communications product and
I’m convinced that our customers will enjoy the productivity benefits
of BlackBerry smartphones.”

Alexander Tikhonov, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in CIS
added: “This project strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s position as a global
provider of communications.  With this offering, Magticom Georgia will
expand its business opportunities and enable its customers to benefit
from the high flexibility offered by the BlackBerry solution, allowing
them to stay connected anytime, anywhere.”

Mark Guibert, Vice President Corporate Marketing, RIM also said: “We
are pleased to work with Alcatel-Lucent and Magticom to introduce the
BlackBerry solution to Magticom customers in Georgia. BlackBerry
smartphones are popular with users around the world who want
full-featured mobile phones with advanced communications and
connectivity capabilities and a choice of sleek, stylish designs.”

At launch, Magticom Georgia will offer its customers the BlackBerry
Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Pearl™ 8120 smartphones.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a communications and multimedia
powerhouse. It is the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band
HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated
GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g). It features a lustrous black exterior,
satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette back plate as well
as a stunning display, sophisticated user interface and newly designed
full-QWERTY keyboard.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone packs a wide range of advanced
communications and multimedia capabilities into a sleek and light
full-QWERTY design. In addition to being an exceptional phone that
offers access to email, messaging, organizer, web browser and
multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 features
built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), GPS for location-based applications,
Bluetooth® 2.0, a next generation processor (512MHz) and a dazzling
hi-resolution display.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone features a comprehensive suite
of rich communications and multimedia features in an impressively small
and stylish design. It is a world phone  (EDGE/GPRS/GSM) and includes
Wi-Fi connectivity. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 delivers an exceptional
user experience and features RIM’s popular SureType keyboard, which
enables a narrower handset design while allowing easy phone dialling
and message typing.

Magticom is offering BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate
clients, a solution that tightly integrates with IBM Lotus® Domino,
Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise and works with existing
enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based wireless access to
email and other corporate data. BlackBerry services also allow
consumers and business users to manage up to ten supported email
accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts) from their
BlackBerry smartphone.

Based on its distribution agreement with RIM, Alcatel-Lucent leveraged
its strong local presence in the region to provide Magticom Georgia
with the project management, end-to-end implementation, installation,
and on-going support services for delivering the BlackBerry solution to
the Georgian market. With Alcatel-Lucent managing integration and
deployment, Magticom can focus on delivering customer facing services,
enabling the operator to quickly meet market demand.

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