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April 25, 2005 04:00 ET

Connex And RIM To Offer BlackBerry In Romania





APRIL 25, 2005 - 04:00 ET

Connex And RIM To Offer BlackBerry In Romania

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2005)
- Connex and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today
announced plans to offer BlackBerry®, a leading wireless platform, to
mobile customers in Romania. BlackBerry will operate on Connex's
GSM/GPRS network in Romania and international roaming will be supported
in countries where Connex has GPRS roaming agreements in place.

BlackBerry provides always-on, push-based, mobile access to e-mail and
other communications and information for both individual and corporate
customers. The BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld™ will enable
Connex's subscribers to access e-mail, phone, text messaging, Internet
browser, organizer and corporate data applications via a single,
integrated device. The high-resolution color screen displays crisp
images with support for more than 65,000 colors, offering superior
battery life for optimal wireless performance. With BlackBerry, users
can easily and remotely manage their e-mail, appointments and contacts
and access corporate applications while on the go.

"BlackBerry is a proven solution and we are pleased to be working with
RIM to include this powerful communications tool in our current
solutions portfolio," said Ken Campbell, Chief Marketing Officer at
Connex. "Romania has a rapidly growing enterprise sector and we are
committed to introducing innovative products to enhance the business and
personal communications of mobile professionals. By using BlackBerry
from Connex, subscribers will have easy access to communications and
information while away from their desk."

"The popularity of BlackBerry is growing rapidly around the world, and
we are very pleased to work with Connex to introduce BlackBerry to its
customers," said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In
Motion. "Well over two million people are already enjoying the
BlackBerry experience today and we expect Connex customers will also be
very impressed with the power and freedom of wireless connectivity via

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 e-mail and
other corporate data.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service™
allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal e-mail
accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many
popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

Further information will be available at a later date.

About Connex

Connex leads the mobile communications market in Romania with over
4.910.000 customers, as of December 31, 2004. Connex is a trademark of
MobiFon S.A., a subsidiary of Telesystem International Wireless Inc.
(NASDAQ:TIWI)(TSX:TIW). Connex's major shareholders are Telesystem
International Wireless (TIW), Canada, and Vodafone, UK.

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 or

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