|Indianapolis, Globe Newswire -- Brightpoint, Inc. announced today that it has expanded the strategic alliance with Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX:RIM) by providing logistics and supply chain services for BlackBerry® smartphones in Indonesia. As the first step in the rollout, Brightpoint is announcing the appointment of Teletama as a distributor of BlackBerry products in Indonesia. In addition to its distribution capabilities, Teletama will provide more than 80 retail locations across seven major cities.
''We are very pleased to be helping RIM to expand their reach in Asia,'' said Bruce Thomlinson, Regional President for Brightpoint Asia Pacific. ''By leveraging Teletama's mass market retail channels and one stop distribution capabilities we believe they will be able to increase the availability and footprint of BlackBerry smartphones across the country.''
About Brightpoint, Inc - www.brightpoint.com
Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in the distribution of wireless devices and in providing customized logistic services to the wireless industry. In 2009, Brightpoint handled approximately 84 million wireless devices globally. Brightpoint's innovative services include distribution, channel development, fulfillment, product customization, e-Business solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers.
Brightpoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from quickly deployed, flexible, and cost effective solutions. The company has approximately 2,700 employees in more than 25 countries. In 2009, Brightpoint generated revenue of $3.2 billion. Brightpoint provides distribution and customized services to more than 25,000 B2B customers worldwide.
About Teletama Artha Mandiri - www.teletama.com
Teletama Artha Mandiri was established in 2004 as a distribution company concentrating on the distribution of cellular phones in Indonesia. Since its inception, the company has extensive experience in bundling and has grown as the leading distributor for Samsung and the authorized distributor of Sony Ericsson and BlackBerry Handsets. Currently TAM has more than 400 employees with 20 branches and service centres across the nation. The company covers more than 2000 wholesalers and retailers around Indonesia; which distribution network spreads across Indonesia, majoring in Kalimantan, Sumatra and Java Island.