Brightstar named Microsoft Gold Partner

Brightstar Corp. announced that it has been recognised as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a status which acknowledges the company’s high level of expertise in Mobility Solutions and success in driving adoption of Windows phones globally.

At the same time, Brightstar Europe is also making significant investments to further their commitment to the Windows platform by putting dedicated business development managers in place in Spain and France to help mobile partners and IT resellers to bring solutions to small and medium size businesses. Brightstar sees Windows phones as a major opportunity that will enable business users to get the very best and richest experience from the new generation of smartphones.

Rod Millar, president of Brightstar Europe, commented: “We are delighted that Brightstar has been awarded the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner certification. It demonstrates our proven commitment to and expertise in Windows Mobile solutions and identifies Brightstar as a centre of excellence in delivering solutions based on the Windows Mobile platform. Our goal is to make Brightstar the number one choice for smartphones and Windows phones for all mobile dealers and IT resellers.”

Daren Mancini, general manager for the OEM Mobile and Phone Distribution Business at Microsoft, stated: “Brightstar has demonstrated its long-term commitment to the Windows Mobile platform by providing a broad array of Windows phones and solutions that help meet the diverse mobile needs of customers around the world. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Brightstar will receive direct training and support from Microsoft, enabling them with the tools that will support them to enhance the customer experience.”

Brightstar Europe continues to strengthen its portfolio through new distribution agreements with a number of leading Windows Mobile smartphone vendors including HP, LG Mobile, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Asus and Palm. Brightstar offers a larger portfolio of Windows phones than any other handset distributor and will continue to expand and enhance their portfolio.