1. knowledge_6's Avatar
    this was an article done by CBC here in Canada about what RIM is doing in Indonesia.

    Link to the video and article.. hopefully everyone can watch the video and it's not geo-fenced.. should be okay as it's not a show/sports

    VIDEO: Why Indonesia is BlackBerry nation - Technology & Science - CBC News

    Indonesians have embraced BlackBerry smartphones. Waterloo, Ont.-based Research in Motion's brand has 46 per cent of Indonesia's smartphone market, compared to 13 per cent in North America.

    CBC's Peter Wall visited a remote national park in Bali, a popular urban restaurant and a Grade 6 classroom to see how Indonesians are using their BlackBerrys.

    Local mobile industry pioneer Andy Zain said the devices are popular in Indonesia because there they are seen not just as a business device but also as a fun gadget that helps people from different walks of life connect with one another.

    But RIM also faces a challenge if it wants to keep expanding its market share in the Southeast Asian nation — the average salary is around $3,000 a year and much of the population can't afford the smartphones, which start at a little under $200 and $8 per month for service.

    Gregory Wade, head of RIM for Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, outlined RIM's plan for tackling that issue by starting to offer financing.

    Daryl Chiam, an analyst with the technology research company Canalys, said emerging markets, particularly in Asia, are becoming more important markets not just for RIM, but all mobile phone vendors.
    hopefully not a repost
    11-11-11 09:53 AM
  2. MPLexus301's Avatar
    $8 per month? Jealous!
    11-11-11 10:34 AM
  3. TheMimic's Avatar
    $8 per month? Jealous!
    income of 3000$/year? Not so jealous!
    sg8330 likes this.
    11-11-11 10:42 AM
  4. Dapper37's Avatar
    Wow, hard to imagine how popular BB is in Indonesia..
    11-13-11 09:31 PM
  5. bluetroll's Avatar
    glad to see CBC post a positive video about RIM.

    Good on them!
    11-13-11 11:12 PM
  6. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Thailand is Blackberry Nation also .....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-14-11 03:27 AM
  7. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Love the positive energy!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-14-11 04:05 AM