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RIM all go in New Zealand

28 Jul 11

New Zealanders will be seeing plenty more Blackberry products on the market in the future, despite the troubles being experienced by manufacturer Research In Motion, according to the company’s ANZ managing director.

RIM’s Adele Beachley says the distribution deal with Brightstar announced this week is only the beginning, and that ‘RIM expects an additional distribution network announcement of relevance to New Zealand in coming weeks’.

"We are very excited about several things we’ve got going on in New Zealand,” Beachley says, "not least of which is our sponsorship of the Rugby World Cup and the announcement the Blackberry is the official handheld device of the RWC.”

RIM is also to launch the Blackberry PlayBook tablet here soon, Beachley adds.