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Research In Motion introduces the Blackberry Storm to Barbados


By Deborah Hoyte

Yesterday officials from Research In Motion (RIM) launched the BlackBerry Storm smartphone in Barbados at the Hilton Hotel, Needham’s Point.

The stylish BlackBerry Storm is expected to be available from May by both of the major cellphone providers in Barbados.

“We are very pleased to introduce the BlackBerry Storm in this country”, commented Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at RIM.

“Consumers and business customers alike will appreciate the BlackBerry Storm smartphone for its exceptional communications and multimedia features, as well as its innovative ‘clickable’ touchscreen which solves long-standing challenges associated with typing on traditional touch-screens”.

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone’s SurePress touch-screen capability was recently awarded the GSMA’s Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough award at Mobile World Congress 2009.

BlackBerry is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and currently is available on over 475 carriers and channels in 160 countries around the world. It has approximately 25 million users as of financial year ended, February 2009.

RIM, the manufacturer of BlackBerry revenue for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2009 was US $11.07 billion, up 84 per cent from US $6.01 billion the previous year.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 was US $3.46 billion, up 24.5 per cent from US $2.78 billion in the previous quarter and up 84 per cent from US $1.88 billion in the same quarter of last year.

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