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RIM eyes SE Asia, to add 3996 outlets in Indonesia within the next year

Research In Motion plans a campaign to increase retail outlets in Indonesia and Thailand, seeking to capitalise on rising demand for its BlackBerry smartphones in Southeast Asia and offset slumping US sales.

RIM plans to have about 4,000 outlets including flagship stores, store-in-stores and kiosks across Indonesia within the next year, broadening its current footprint of four shops in Jakarta, Gregory Wade, RIM’s Asia head, said in an interview on Wednesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

He said RIM also has "aggressive" plans to open outlets in Thailand and Malaysia.