Research In Motion

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Bell Canada

Bell Canada

February 16, 2005 11:30 ET

Bell Canada First to Launch BlackBerry 7250 in Canada





FEBRUARY 16, 2005 - 11:30 ET

Bell Canada First to Launch BlackBerry 7250 in Canada

Bluetooth-enabled handheld offers enhanced attachment viewing, supports
HTML browsing and features over 32 MB of memory

TORONTO, ONTARIO and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 16, 2005) -

Bell Canada announced today that Bell Mobility is the first Canadian
wireless carrier to offer the new BlackBerry 7250 Wireless Handheld™
developed by Research In Motion (RIM); (TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM).

The BlackBerry 7250 features a built-in phone, Bluetooth® support for
hands-free use with headset or car kit, a bright full colour screen,
increased memory and full HTML Web browsing. This powerful handheld
allows users to manage their information and stay connected via a
single, integrated device.

"With its 1X Digital Network, Bell Mobility leads the way in Canada for
innovative services and applications," said David Inns, Vice President,
Marketing, Bell Mobility. "Our wireless network enables customers to
fully take advantage of the features available on the BlackBerry 7250,
like managing large files."

"The BlackBerry 7250 is a powerful and optimized communications tool
that elegantly combines wireless email, phone, HTML browser and
organizer in a light and compact design," said Mark Guibert, Vice
President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.
"BlackBerry continues to be the leading wireless platform in Canada and
we're pleased that Bell Mobility is offering this new CDMA-based model
to customers across the country."

In addition to full HTML Web browsing, the device offers enhanced e-mail
attachment viewing supported by popular file formats like Microsoft®
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, WordPerfect, ASCII, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and
TIFF, plus 32MB of flash memory and 4MB of SRAM for storing messages,
calendar appointments and pictures.

The ergonomic and lightweight device fits comfortably in the palm of the
hand and also features a large, backlit, easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard
with highlighted number keys and a bright backlight screen that supports
over 65,000 colors. The BlackBerry® push-based wireless architecture
delivers messages automatically to a customer's device without prompting
or downloading.

The BlackBerry 7250™ is available immediately at Bell stores across
Canada for $399 with a 3-year customer agreement. For more information,
please visit

About Bell Canada

Bell Canada, Canada's national leader in communications, provides
connectivity to residential and business customers through wired and
wireless voice and data communications, local and long distance phone
services, high speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband
services, e-business solutions and satellite television services. Bell
Canada is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For more information please visit

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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Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend"
and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by
and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are
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uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to
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and product liability, risks related to international sales and
potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or
outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism,
international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating
results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued
acceptance of RIM's products, increased levels of competition,
technological changes and the successful development of new products,
dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on
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The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any
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future events or otherwise.

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