Brightstar Corp., a multi-billion dollar global services company providing solutions to manufacturers, operators, retailers, and enterprises in the telecommunications industry, today announced the expansion of its distribution agreement with RIM by offering BlackBerry devices in seven seven countries in the Sub Sahara Africa region.

“This expanded agreement underscores the strategic nature of our alliance with RIM and our growing global presence within the industry,” said Arturo Osorio, President Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa at Brightstar. “We look forward to taking our customized channel solutions and insights and working together to bring a larger portfolio of BlackBerry smartphones into this new market.”

Brightstar and RIM have had a pretty solid partnership with their collaboration reaching 67 countries and regions. In addition to Africa, Brightstar currently distributes BlackBerry products to network operators, retailers and Value-Added Resellers (VARs) in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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