The Blackberry smartphone has become increasingly popular especially in Indonesia The number of blackberry users has more than doubled within the past year of 2009 Unlike other parts of the world where Blackberry smartphones are used in corporations for corporate use and mainly as BES ?€“ Blackberry Enterprise Solution for work, the Blackberry smartphones are commonly used by the young as well in Indonesia for leisure activities such as for social networking especially with Facebook, Twitter and the Blackberry Messenger service. Most users in Indonesia are subscribed to BIS ?€“ Blackberry Internet Service instead of BES in other parts of the world. The reason for the popularity of Blackberry In Indonesia can also be due to the fact that Indonesia operators are one of the first in the world to introduce prepaid services including daily and weekly rates as cheap as Rp5000 (by XL) per day which is around USD 0.55 per day for unlimited Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) package
Group Head Brand Marketing Indosat Teguh Prasetya mengatakan, pada 2010 sekarang, Android akan sudah masuk ke dalam tahap penetrasi. Hal itu karena perkenalan Android sudah dilakukan berbagai vendor sejak 2009, di Indonesia. “Sudah cukup pengetahuan masyarakatnya dan 2010 akan menjadi tahap di mana sistem operasi Android akan mulai penetrasi ke Indonesia,” katanya di Jakarta.