SingTel, the leading Singaporean mobile operator, together with Viigo, Inc., a Canadian developer of software for smartphones, have announced that the Viigo value-added service will be soon available for BlackBerry users from Singapore.
With Viigo, BlackBerry owners can enjoy easy access to local news, weather forecasts, financial info and customized feeds, directly from their smartphone. The service also brings over 5,000 content-rich channels that include travel and entertainment information.
And there’s more: Viigo can provide sports fans with coverage from major Singaporean events, including the Formula 1TM SingTel Singapore Grand Prix which will debut soon, on September 28.
SingTel will only offer Viigo to its postpaid customers, meaning that all those who use pre-paid services will have to sign a contract agreement with the carrier if they want to get the new application on their BlackBerries.
For the moment, SingTel’s line-up of BlackBerry devices only includes models like the Curve 8320 and Pearl 8110, but the mobile operator has announced that RIM’s new Bold 9000 smartphone will also be available for its users, starting the second half of September. So it seems that Viigo has chosen a good moment to show up over in Singapore.
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