Barring any last minute change, Visafone Communications Limited will today launch its Blackberry service in a major pioneering move that enable subscribers on its CDMA network to use the popular smartphone.

Today’s planned launch of the Visafone Blackberry service is another key milestone for a smartphone that is a favourite of phone users in a market with over 103 million active connections

Visafone foray into the Blackberry service comes just as the CDMA market leader recently introduced a mobile money service as the telecoms company says it is betting on innovation to foster its future growth amid stiffer competition faced by other CDMA networks from bigger GSM rivals