Airtel unveils BlackBerry Z10 in Nigeria
by Isi Esene
Leading telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria, has become the first operator in the country to launch the long awaited latest Blackberry Z10 smart phone that has enhanced features designed to work in long time evolution.
Airtel unveiled the BBZ10 phone at the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938 at the occasion of a dinner for the outgoing Chairman, Mr. Richard Giwa-Osagie, on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
Dignitaries from various fields witnessed the Blackberry Z10 unveil by Airtel. They included Dr Aderemi Desalu, Commissioner for Sports, who represented Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, as well as key officers of Ikoyi Club 1938.
Olu Akanmu, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Nigeria, said the unveil was in line with Airtel Nigeria’s drive for innovation and driving positive changes in Nigerian Telecoms industry.
According to him, “The launch of Blackberry Z10 on the Airtel Network is significant as customers would take advantage of its largest 3.75G network and the most robust data network in the country”.
Also speaking at the event, he highlighted Ariel’s milestones in recent times such as Airtel being the first Telecoms Operator in Nigeria to complete LTE (Long Term Evolution) trial in Lagos and other major cities in the country.
He added that Airtel is the first Nigerian Operator to introduced HD (High Definition) voice service in the country, and has bagged several Local and International Awards ranging from the most Cost efficient Network, Network with the best quality, and best Telecoms of the year among many others.
He further stated that the new Blackberry Z10 is positioned as a premium handheld device with the capacity to hold the interest of High Net worth Individuals, fashionable youths, and self-actualized individuals in all spheres of life.
Airtel presented a gift of the Blackberry Z10 to the outgoing chairman while a guest, Mr Segun Adebayo also won a BBZ10 in a raffle draw held at the event. Other guests took home various other prizes.
Airtel says customers can pick up the phones at its outlets nationwide.
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