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Jakarta Post

RIM CEO promises ‘surprises’ for Indonesian users

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2012   /  09:20 am

Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins tickled curiosity when he hinted “think about transacting money” while discussing the future capabilities of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) during a visit to Jakarta on Thursday.

Heins said RIM was continuously innovating new services for the messenger service to make it “a very strong platform not just for communication, but also to make it a strong platform for [e-commerce]”.

“Think about transacting money. This is one element in which you could have a huge BBM population in Indonesia transferring money from one partner to another,” he said. Heins added that the heavy usage of BBM by BlackBerry smartphone owners in Indonesia made the country “so important” as an “innovation ground for BBM”.

“So it is very important for us to be here and innovating on the BlackBerry Messenger in Indonesia,” he told The ...