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January 05, 2005 06:00 ET

EarthLink Wireless Introduces Upgraded BlackBerry Browser and Personalized Web Content






JANUARY 5, 2005 - 06:00 ET

EarthLink Wireless Introduces Upgraded BlackBerry
Browser and Personalized Web Content

Wireless HTML Browser Enhancements Improve Performance and Enable Easy
Access to Personalized Content

ATLANTA, GEORGIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 5, 2005) -
EarthLink (NASDAQ:ELNK), one of the nation's leading ISPs and Research
In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in mobile
communications, today announced the availability of an enhanced HTML
wireless browser for the BlackBerry 7750™. The enhanced BlackBerry®
Browser enables users to enjoy an improved wireless Internet experience
by optimizing performance and presentation and seamlessly integrating
with personalized content from EarthLink's Personal Start Page.

The BlackBerry browsing service, with full HTML support, is included at
no additional cost from EarthLink Wireless. Supporting rich graphics and
pictures, the BlackBerry Browser also incorporates compression
technology that results in faster load times, bandwidth savings and
battery life conservation. With this enhancement, the BlackBerry 7750
from EarthLink displays most html-based websites, optimizing the
appearance and size of content for the wireless handheld.

"By offering this browser upgrade EarthLink continues to build upon its
reputation for creating an easy to use Internet experience," said Brent
Cobb, vice president, EarthLink Wireless. "Faster than other mobile
browsers, the BlackBerry 7750 from EarthLink lets subscribers quickly
access their personalized content on the EarthLink Personal Start Page."

"Mobile professionals want wireless access to a variety of information
on the go, including web content," said Mark Guibert, Vice President,
Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "EarthLink is leveraging the
power of this new BlackBerry browsing technology to offer a personalized
web content experience for its customers. We think this will prove very

EarthLink Wireless customers using the BlackBerry 7750 receive the free
enhanced browser automatically over the network with no end user
intervention required. It now becomes a standard feature of the
BlackBerry wireless data and voice offering from EarthLink which
launched earlier this year and combines phone, email, Internet access
and other applications, making EarthLink the first ISP to offer a
complete wireless data and voice solution.

For more information or to sign up, visit or
call 1-800-EARTHLINK.

About EarthLink

"EarthLink revolves around you™." As a leading national Internet
service provider (ISP), Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an
award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite
of online products and services. According to the J.D. Power and
Associates 2004 Internet Service Provider Residential Customer
Satisfaction StudySM, EarthLink is ranked highest in customer
satisfaction among dial up and high-speed Internet Service Providers.
Serving over five million subscribers, EarthLink offers what every user
should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity,
minimal drop-offs and ISP-generated intrusions, and customizable
features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, Web hosting, wireless voice
and data services or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking, security
or voice over IP, EarthLink provides the tools that best let individuals
use and enjoy the Internet on their own terms. Learn more about
EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at

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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future events or otherwise.

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