Thursday, April 9, 2009

MTS will begin selling BlackBerry for private individuals in April.

Until the end of April, the company ITT BlackBerry smartphones will begin to sell to private customers, writes the newspaper Kommersant. Currently, BlackBerry in Russia is only available to corporate customers.
According to a source of Kommersant at the telecommunications market, MTS will begin offering BlackBerry users the private next week. President of MTS Mikhail Shamolin confirmed to bring BlackBerry to the mass market, but stressed that this will happen within two weeks.
For users of the MTS will offer two models of BlackBerry: 8800 and 8900. They will cost about 17 and 20 rubles respectively. Until the end of the year the operator expects to sell no less than three thousand smartphones BlackBerry.
Monthly fee for individual BlackBerry users will be 350 rubles. It includes, among other things, unlimited access to the postal service.
BlackBerry Smartphones are very popular among corporate employees. They allow fast exchange of mail, as well as to save bandwidth for sending files in standard formats. To transfer data using secure protocols, encryption communication channels that ensure the confidentiality of business information.
Import of BlackBerry smartphones in Russia had been resolved last year. Currently, the corporate market to offer operators MTS and VimpelCom (brand name "Beeline"). Previously, MTS had planned to begin selling BlackBerry for private users in autumn 2008.

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