Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Cingular Wireless

Cingular Wireless

February 10, 2005 06:00 ET

Cingular Introduces New Quad-Band BlackBerry 7100g


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NASDAQ SYMBOL: RIMM
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AND CINGULAR WIRELESS

FEBRUARY 10, 2005 - 06:00 ET

Cingular Introduces New Quad-Band BlackBerry 7100g

ATLANTA, GEORGIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 10, 2005) -

Breakthrough Device Looks Like Traditional Handset But Offers Popular
BlackBerry Features

Business customers who prefer the look and feel of a phone for their
primary wireless device now have a handset on which they can access
their corporate and personal e-mail and organizer information with
today's introduction of the BlackBerry 7100g™ from Cingular Wireless.
The BlackBerry 7100g provides the look and feel of a sleek handset while
incorporating a quad-band GSM™ "world phone" and retaining the
powerful wireless e-mail, browser and data capabilities enabled by the
BlackBerry® platform. The BlackBerry 7100g was developed and
manufactured by Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM).

The BlackBerry 7100g features a brilliant and large high-resolution
color LCD display and RIM's SureType™ keyboard technology. SureType
effectively converges a telephone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit
within the size constraints of a traditional mobile phone, while
ensuring dialing and typing remain quick and easy. It also includes
Bluetooth® support for use with Bluetooth headsets and car kits for a
flexible handsfree phone experience, as well as a speakerphone for
impromptu conference calls. The BlackBerry 7100g from Cingular also
supports all the latest features of the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server
v4.0™.

The BlackBerry 7100g uses Cingular's ALLOVER(SM) network, the largest
digital voice and data network in the country. This business phone's
quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) design gives Cingular customers the
ability to stay connected when abroad in more than 170 countries for
voice communications and over 75 countries when accessing e-mail,
calendaring and other data applications.

"The introduction of the BlackBerry 7100g opens up the `BlackBerry
experience' to a much wider business audience that considers voice as
their primary wireless application but also desires the robust data
features that BlackBerry provides," said Michael Woodward, executive
director, mobile professional solutions, for Cingular Wireless.
"Cingular Wireless is the leading BlackBerry provider and the addition
of this breakthrough solution further strengthens our portfolio of
BlackBerry products."

"The BlackBerry 7100g and its innovative SureType keyboard technology
delivers a robust phone and messaging experience in an amazingly compact
and comfortable design," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate
Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to build upon our
long-standing relationship with Cingular Wireless and expand the reach
of BlackBerry to an even broader range of customers with the
introduction of the BlackBerry 7100g."

Cingular Wireless customers can purchase the BlackBerry 7100g through
their Cingular Business Markets Group sales account team or online
(after February 14) at www.cingular.com/blackberry7100g. The BlackBerry
7100g is available for as low as $249.99 with applicable rebates with a
two-year contract. BlackBerry monthly data plans from Cingular Wireless
are $39.99 for four megabytes and $49.99 for unlimited usage. For an
additional $19.99 a month, customers can take advantage of Cingular's
Unlimited International Data Roaming plan. Cingular's ALLOVER network
monthly voice plans start at $39.99 and offer options such as Rollover
Minutes, free nights and weekends and free mobile-to-mobile calling.

Cingular Wireless serves 95 of the Fortune 100 companies, and counts
more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 1,200 federal, state
and local government agencies as customers.

ABOUT RESEARCH IN MOTION (RIM)

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, RIM provides
platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive
information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and
intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array
of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products
and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM'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 RIM Wireless Handheld™ product
line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware
licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario,
RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is
listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or
www.blackberry.com.

ABOUT CINGULAR WIRELESS

Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States,
serving more than 49 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture
between SBC Communications Inc.(NYSE: SBC) and BellSouth Corporation
(NYSE: BLS), has the largest digital voice and data network in the
nation - the ALLOVER(SM) network - and the largest mobile-to-mobile
community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is the only U.S.
wireless carrier to offer Rollover(SM), the wireless plan that lets
customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are
available at http://www.cingular.com . Get Cingular Wireless press
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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Cingular Wireless
    JOHN KAMPFE
    (908) 696-4536 (office)
    (908) 432-3473 (wireless)
    or
    Brodeur Worldwide for RIM
    COURTNEY FLAHERTY
    (212) 771-3637
    cflaherty@brodeur.com
    or
    RIM Investor Contact:
    RIM INVESTOR RELATIONS
    (519) 888-7465
    investor_relations.@rim.com