Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Partner Communications Company Ltd.

April 14, 2005 08:00 ET

3 Hong Kong, Partner Communications and Research In Motion to Launch BlackBerry in Israel






APRIL 14, 2005 - 08:00 ET

3 Hong Kong, Partner Communications and Research In
Motion to Launch BlackBerry in Israel

HONG KONG, CHINA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 14, 2005) -
3 Hong Kong, Partner Communications Company Ltd.
(NASDAQ:PTNR)(LSE:PCCD)(TASE:PTNR), and Research In Motion
(RIM)(TSX:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM); today announced plans to bring the
BlackBerry® wireless platform to Israel. BlackBerry from Partner
Communications will be available later this year.

BlackBerry is an industry-leading wireless platform that keeps mobile
professionals connected to information and people while on the go. With
integrated hardware, software and service, BlackBerry provides
push-based, always-on, wireless access to a range of communications and
information via email, phone, corporate data, Internet, SMS and Personal
Information Management (PIM) applications.

Leveraging its proven expertise in offering BlackBerry services in Hong
Kong, 3 Hong Kong provides network infrastructure and implementation
support for Partner Communications. Under the Orange brand, Partner
Communications will initially offer customers in Israel the BlackBerry
7290 Wireless Handheld™ and BlackBerry Enterprise Server™.

"3 Hong Kong was the first mobile operator in Asia to introduce
BlackBerry in Hong Kong and Macau in 2002. We have achieved substantial
growth in our BlackBerry customer base with our high-quality network,
comprehensive data roaming services and the strongest portfolio of
BlackBerry handhelds and services. With our proven expertise and
technical strength in BlackBerry, we are pleased to render support to
Partner Communications for its launch of BlackBerry in Israel. Customers
of Partner Communications will soon be able to enjoy the convenience and
flexibility brought by BlackBerry," added by Ms. Agnes Nardi, Managing
Director of 3 Hong Kong.

"We are pleased to be working with Partner Communications and 3 Hong
Kong to expand the reach of BlackBerry in the Middle East," said Don
Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion. "Mobile
professionals in Israel will benefit from the internationally popular
and industry-leading BlackBerry solution and the ability to remain
connected to corporate and personal information in a convenient and
timely manner."

"We are delighted to offer the BlackBerry service to our customers,"
said Iris Beck, Partner's V.P Marketing and Content. "Partner leads the
cellular market in Israel with the widest range of value added services
and with advanced applications and services. Adding BlackBerry to our
portfolio of services further enhances our leadership in the market and
further broadens the unique value provided by our network to customers
in Israel."

Operating on GSM/ GPRS networks, the BlackBerry 7290™ features
"always-on" access to corporate and personal email, phone, SMS, browser,
organizer and corporate data applications in a single, integrated
device. The Wireless Handheld also offers quad-band and Bluetooth®
support for use with headsets and car kits.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software
tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™
and Novell GroupWise® and works with existing enterprise systems to
enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate

About Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited ("Hutchison Telecom
HK"), a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications International
Limited(i), is the largest mobile operator in Hong Kong with over 2
million subscribers. It provides 3G and 2G services under the "3" brand.

Hutchison Telecom HK has always been a pioneer in the evolution of
mobile development, deploying multiple technologies in Hong Kong since
1985, including 1G analogue (AMPS/TACS), 2G digital (GSM/CDMA), 2.5G
high speed data transmission (GPRS/IS95B) and 3G video mobile
communication services (WCDMA). It was the first operator in Hong Kong
to roll out a world-class 3G service, forming an integral part of
Hutchison Whampoa Group's global 3G footprint. With the launch of 3G
services in January 2004 under the "3" brand, Hutchison Telecom HK has
firmly established its leadership position in the 3G market in Hong
Kong, providing a rich portfolio of ground-breaking video mobile
communication services, superb network quality and extensive automatic
international roaming and data roaming coverage.

For more information about "3", please visit the "3" website at

(i) Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited is a subsidiary
of Hutchison Whampoa Limited.

About Partner Communications

Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a leading Israeli mobile
communications operator providing GSM/GPRS/UMTS services and wire free
applications under the orange™ brand. The Company commenced full
commercial operations in January 1999 and, through its network, provides
quality of service and a range of features to approximately 2.34 million
subscribers in Israel. Partner subscribers can use roaming services in
154 destinations using 335 GSM networks. The Company launched its 3G
service in 2004. Partner's ADSs are quoted on NASDAQ under the symbol
PTNR and on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the symbol PCCD. Its
shares are quoted on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) under the symbol
PTNR. For further information:

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications
market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and
services that support multiple wireless network standards, Research In
Motion provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to
time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging,
Internet and intranet-based applications. Research In Motion technology
also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers
to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to
data. Research In Motion's portfolio of award-winning products, services
and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around
the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the Research
In Motion Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development
tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded
in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, Research In Motion operates
offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Research In Motion is
listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or

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