BrightPoint and RIM Expand Distribution of BlackBerry in Malaysia
INDIANAPOLIS and KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 21, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Brightpoint, Inc. (“BrightPoint”) CELL -0.48% , a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless industry, and Research In Motion (“RIM”) RIMM -0.79% CA:RIM -1.93% today announced an expansion of their distribution agreement into Malaysia.
Working through the subsidiary operation Brightpoint International (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd, the expanded relationship will increase the availability of BlackBerry(R) smartphones, software and accessories to leading operators, retailers and system integrators in Malaysia. BrightPoint will be providing customer support for BlackBerry smartphone users who purchase their smartphone from any of BrightPoint’s retail partners in Malaysia. In addition, BrightPoint and RIM will be working together to provide product training, in-store marketing support and point-of-sale materials to BrightPoint’s distribution partners in the country.
“We are excited about strengthening our relationship with RIM, and view this agreement as a reflection of our efficiency, relevance and distribution leadership position in the Malaysian market,” stated Felix Wong, BrightPoint’s Senior Vice President of SEA (South East Asia). “This agreement allows us to further leverage our capacity and the value and flexible solutions we provide to customers in Malaysia.”
“Malaysians have shown a strong desire for BlackBerry smartphones, and we are pleased to expand our relationship with BrightPoint in order to expand the availability of BlackBerry products and support in Malaysia,” said Nicholas Horton, Managing Director at RIM
About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. CELL -0.48% is a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless industry. In 2011, BrightPoint handled more than 112 million wireless devices globally. BrightPoint’s 5 key service areas — Plan, Market, Customize, Move, Recover, offer over 110 innovative services, such as distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, reverse logistics and repair services, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers’ IT systems and operations. BrightPoint’s effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from rapidly deployed, flexible and cost effective solutions. BrightPoint has more than 4,000 employees, as well as a significant number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35 countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment in Intcomex, Inc. In 2011, BrightPoint generated revenue of $5.2 billion, from customers in over 75 countries. BrightPoint provides distribution and customized services through over 100,000 points-of-sale and to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about BrightPoint can be found on its website at www.BrightPoint.com , or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry(R) solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock MarketRIMM -0.79% and the Toronto Stock Exchange CA:RIM -1.93% . For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com .
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