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Letter: RIM’s commitment to RI’s high-tech

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 20 2011   /  08:00 am

“Love Indonesia” is more than an award winning BlackBerry app that has been downloaded by more than half a million customers. It is also a great example of how local Indonesian application developers and entrepreneurs are emerging as an important part of a new and growing sector of the economy. Apps like “Love Indonesia” are at the heart of a new idea that we at Research In Motion (RIM) are working on with several departments within the Indonesian government. The idea is for RIM to further invest in Indonesia and collaborate closely with government ministries and higher education institutions, in order to ultimately help Indonesian developers build applications that can be marketed locally and exported around the world.

BlackBerry loves Indonesia and Indonesians clearly love their BBM and BlackBerry smartphones. In fact, senior government leadership recently commented that...