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Research In Motion


April 28, 2005 04:00 ET

M1 Launches 'BlackBerry from Vodafone' in Singapore





APRIL 28, 2005 - 04:00 ET

M1 Launches 'BlackBerry from Vodafone' in Singapore

2005) - M1 and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) have
introduced the "BlackBerry® from Vodafone" solution for both corporate
and individual customers in Singapore.

As a Partner Network of Vodafone, M1 will have the exclusive rights to
sell the "BlackBerry from Vodafone" solution to corporate, small
business and individual customers in Singapore. M1's offering will
include the BlackBerry 7100v™ and BlackBerry 7290™.

The BlackBerry 7100v and BlackBerry 7290 both feature an
easy-to-navigate user interface, quad-band and Bluetooth® support and
provide "always on" access to email, phone, text messaging, Internet
browser, organizer and corporate data applications. The BlackBerry 7100v
features SureType™, a new and innovative keyboard technology from RIM
that successfully converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit
within the size constraints of a traditional mobile phone design.

"Interest in BlackBerry has shot up in recent months and I think this is
a good time for M1 to enter the market. The 'BlackBerry from Vodafone'
solution will be an excellent option for M1 customers looking for a
proven wireless email and communications solution. Our attractive
handset prices, complemented by the very competitive tariff plans and
free roaming bundles will make M1's offering extremely hard to beat,"
said Neil Montefiore, M1's Chief Executive Officer.

"We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Vodafone to
Singapore and we look forward to working with M1," said Mark Guibert,
Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "The
BlackBerry 7100v and BlackBerry 7290 together with M1's attractive
service packages will appeal to corporate and individual customers

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 email and other corporate

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service™
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) from a single device.

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, 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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