HSC will be the first distributor to launch the Sim-free variant of the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G, as it looks to ‘raise its game’ with RIM over the coming months.
HSC will make the BlackBerry 9105 Pearl 3G available to the channel for £235 (excl. VAT).
The distributor will support its retail and b2b dealer base with exclusive POS and merchandise packs intended to assist dealers in ramping up sales of the new device for both business and consumer users.
The first 140 stockists to order the BlackBerry Pearl 3G Sim-free through HSC will receive an exclusive launch pack with their order. The pack has been exclusively produced for HSC by RIM and contains: 9105 – cardboard cut out counter stand; 9105 A4 and A3 posters; 9105 note pads; 9105 DL leaflets; 9105 spec sheets; 9105 – T-shirt; and sweets.
Carlos Pestana, sales manager at HSC, said: ‘Not only is HSC supporting its dealers with these exclusive launch packs for the new BlackBerry devices, but we are also supporting them with a 48 hour faulty exchange programme, and fully accredited in-house technical support specialists.
‘This great offer demonstrates once again that HSC is the only distributor capable of delivering balanced support to both airtime and hardware dealers. By utilising its Carphone Warehouse ownership, HSC is able to draw on POS materials and support merchandise that other distributors cannot.’
Pestana said HSC wants to stand out in the market as the number one BlackBerry distributor in the UK channel.
'You’re really going to see HSC raise its game with BlackBerry over the next few months,’ he said. ‘RIM is a fantastic partner for HSC, with beautiful products. We want to make it as easy as possible for our dealers to sell BlackBerry devices.’
HSC has had a relationship with RIM since 2007 and was the first distributor of BlackBerry generic devices in the UK. The distributor has exclusively provided the free launch packs on every BlackBerry device launch since the Bold 9000 in August 2008.