More great news coming at you on the BlackBerry front today. We’ve already heard that Peugeot Citroen will be supplying 10,000 BlackBerry Z10s to their staff and sticking in the EMEA region we’re going to Ukraine where ASBISc Enterprise have teamed up with BlackBerry to supply BlackBerry smartphones in the country. ASBISc Enterprise is an expert in the distribution of IT products and solutions in the EMEA region.
December 17th 2013, Limassol (Cyprus) – ASBISc Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASB), an expert in the distribution of IT products and solutions in EMEA emerging markets, has signed a distribution agreement with BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) to sell BlackBerry® smartphones in Ukraine.
ASBISc Enterprises PLC will offer a range of BlackBerry® 10 and BlackBerry OS smartphones in its sales channels in Ukraine.
“We are excited to offer our customers in Ukraine the premium quality and top level reliability embodied in BlackBerry® 10 smartphones, which will be supported with our highly proficient service and support,” said Mr Janis Kemers, EVP Sales & Marketing at ASBISc Enterprises PLC.
Mr Herve Liboureau, Managing Director for Western and Central Europe at BlackBerry commented, ”We are excited that ASBIS will be selling a portfolio of BlackBerry® smartphones, starting with the BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone, further expanding BlackBerry’s reach across Eastern Europe and CIS countries.”
The range will initially begin with the launch the BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone, which is now available from ASBISc Enterprises PLC. This is the first BlackBerry smartphone with the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system and features a responsive, fully touch-based design with a high-definition display.
The BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone will be available unlocked from ASBIS, allowing to use the smartphone on any of the mobile carrier networks in Ukraine.
About ASBISc Enterprises PLC
ASBISc Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASB) is based in Cyprus and specializes in the distribution of IT products and solutions from worldwide leading manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, Seagate, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and Hitachi. The company has own subsidiaries in 29 countries, over than 1,700 employees and more than 32,000 active customers in 86 countries worldwide, and its revenue reached US$ 1,745 billion in 2012. For more information visit the company’s website at http://www.asbis.com.
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