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Ooredoo and BlackBerry Bring Integrated Carrier Billing for BlackBerry World to Customers in Qatar
 

Solution will allow customers to securely and conveniently purchase apps on BlackBerry World and have their purchases charged to their standard Ooredoo bill

Doha, Qatar : Ooredoo and BlackBerry today announced an integrated carrier billing solution which will allow Ooredoo's BlackBerry smartphone customers to conveniently and securely purchase apps on the BlackBerry World storefront and charge them directly to their standard Ooredoo bill. Customers will also be able to charge in-app purchases, such as additional content or more levels to a gaming app, without interrupting the app experience.

To facilitate secure payments, customers will be required to enter their BlackBerry ID password when they make purchases. BlackBerry ID provides customers with a secure, device-independent user identification for BlackBerry World. The service is available for both Shahry and Hala customers with a purchase-per-app limit of QR 100.

Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer of Ooredoo, said, “We always strive to offer our customers the best experience with the most practical mobile services available, and we're very proud to be the first Middle East partner to bring integrated carrier billing to our BlackBerry smartphone customers. Simplified and secure payments via standard monthly bills will add convenience to our customers' application experience and provide cost transparency.”

Robert Bose, Regional Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at BlackBerry said, “At BlackBerry we continue to see significant demand for easy payment solutions for mobile content. BlackBerry World offers a rich catalogue of apps, games and more, and integrated carrier billing makes it easy and convenient for Ooredoo's customers to enhance their BlackBerry smartphone experience.”

For more information on Ooredoo's BlackBerry subscription packages, please visit http://www.ooredoo.qa/en/SP_BLACKBERRY. For more information about BlackBerry World, please visit http://appworld.blackberry.com/

About Ooredoo

Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel, is Qatar's leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people's lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the 'safe harbor' provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as 'expect', 'anticipate', 'estimate', 'may', 'will', 'should', 'intend', 'believe', and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by Research In Motion Limited (BlackBerry) in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause BlackBerry's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the 'Risk Factors' section of BlackBerry's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on

Form 40-F (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on BlackBerry's forward-looking statements. BlackBerry has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.


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Posted on : Sunday, July 7, 2013  3:36:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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