Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Indosat

March 17, 2005 08:00 ET

Indosat Launches BlackBerry Internet Service In Indonesia


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: RESEARCH IN MOTION

NASDAQ SYMBOL: RIMM
TSX SYMBOL: RIM

AND INDOSAT

NYSE SYMBOL: IIT

MARCH 17, 2005 - 08:00 ET

Indosat Launches BlackBerry Internet Service In
Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 17, 2005)
- PT Indosat Tbk (JSX:ISAT)(NYSE:IIT) and Research In Motion
(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today introduced BlackBerry Internet Service™
in Indonesia, providing individuals and smaller businesses with a world
leading wireless solution for staying connected to people and
information.

BlackBerry® offers integrated support for wireless email, mobile
phone, text messaging and organizer. BlackBerry Internet Service is an
excellent choice for personal users and SMEs (small-to-medium
enterprises) that want a hosted service without need for special server
software or advanced IT support. BlackBerry Internet Service from
Indosat is a hosted service that allows users to access up to ten
corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft®
Exchange, IBM® Lotus® Domino™ and many popular ISP email
accounts).

"Indosat was the first to commercially launch BlackBerry in Indonesia in
December last year. With its success in the corporate market, we are now
extending BlackBerry to individuals and businesses of all sizes for the
first time in this country," said Hasnul Suhaimi, Indosat Consumer
Market Director.

"The BlackBerry 'push' architecture enables email to be automatically
pushed to the mobile device. With BlackBerry Internet Service from
Indosat, individuals and small businesses can now utilize downtime
during the working day by managing their email, including attachments,
whenever and wherever they want," added Hasnul.

"The increasing popularity of BlackBerry in Asia demonstrates the
importance of integrated data and phone solutions and the appeal of
RIM's advanced platform," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate
Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are very pleased to work with
Indosat to bring BlackBerry Internet Service to individual and small
business users in Indonesia."

The new BlackBerry Internet Service from Indosat will be available in
late March.

About Indosat

Indosat is a leading telecommunication and information provider in
Indonesia that provides: cellular, fixed telecommunication and
multimedia, data communication and internet (MIDI). By end of 2004,
Indosat had around 9.75 million cellular subscribers. Until the third
quarter of 2004, cellular business contributed 68,5% of company's
operating revenues, IDD (16,4%) and MIDI & others (14,2%). Indosat's
shares are listed in the Jakarta and Surabaya Stock Exchange (JSX:ISAT)
and its American Depository Shares are listed in the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE:IIT).

For further information, please visit Indosat website www.indosat.com.

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 www.rim.com or
www.blackberry.com.

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future events or otherwise.

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