Globe Telecoms just offered Personal Blackberry Plans to officially set Blackberry Storm on foot in the Philippines. Much like their iPhone postpaid plans don’t you think? Smart Communications will still have their hold of this Blackberry Storm expected this June as leaked, though.
Research in Motion (RIM), the Blackberry Storm maker, sets an onslaught towards the touchscreen user interface arena with iPhone 3G as (we may say) their prime archrival in the market. However, you can think of a sibling rivalry, too when under the Globe umbrella. Smart could have been aggressive on tapping the market with the use of Blackberry, especially if it seeks 3G market dominance. But who knows what now Smart have under its sleeves.
Globe’s Personal BlackBerry Plans are add-on postpaid plans offering consumable data. It comes with Plan 700 for 5 MB of data (approximately 55 emails/day), Plan 850 for 8 MB of data (approximately 90 emails/day) and Plan 1100 for 10 MB of data (approximately 115 emails/day). Number of emails per day is based on estimated emails using a BlackBerry handset. Regular mobile Internet browsing rates of P0.15 per KB apply in excess of the plan.
As for Smart, it’s said to be available by June. However, pricing details and pre-orders can be available via respective Relationship Managers and Account Managers of the Corporate Business and Small and Medium Enterprise Groups. Sounds like they’re targeting companies first here and they’ll be offering free Blackberry Storm handsets as a start with the Plan 3500.