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April 19, 2005 00:15 ET

Novell and RIM To Accelerate Business Communications






APRIL 19, 2005 - 00:15 ET

Novell and RIM To Accelerate Business Communications

GroupWise Messenger for BlackBerry provides new communication tool for
business users

ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2005) - Research In Motion
(TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM) and Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL) - Wireless Enterprise

Novell (Nasdaq:NOVL) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM)
are working together to further enhance communications for mobile
corporate users by bringing Novell® GroupWise® Messenger to
BlackBerry®. Together, GroupWise Messenger instant messaging (IM) and
BlackBerry will give mobile users increased productivity while providing
IT departments with a secure and manageable IM solution. As a result,
GroupWise and BlackBerry users gain a new tool for rapid, secure

"Organizations around the world use BlackBerry to remain securely
connected to the communication and information that drives their day,"
said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. "RIM is
pleased to work with Novell to extend communications options for mobile
GroupWise users."

Novell GroupWise Messenger, available as part of the Novell GroupWise
6.5 collaboration suite, is an enterprise-strength, cross-platform
instant messaging solution. By giving GroupWise Messenger users the
ability to receive and send messages via BlackBerry, Novell and RIM will
extend the reach of GroupWise. The collaborative solution will run on
Linux(i), Windows(i) or Novell NetWare®.

"BlackBerry has become a vital productivity solution for many GroupWise
users," said Ed Anderson, Vice President of Product Marketing for
Novell's platforms group. "Now with GroupWise Messenger for BlackBerry,
staying securely connected will mean even greater freedom of mobility
and will prove a valuable asset to users and organizations."

Additional information will be provided at a later date.

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

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure
software and services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With
more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop
solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers
around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven
computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software
and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers
increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of
ownership. More information about Novell can be found at

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Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend"
and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
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and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are
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and product liability, risks related to international sales and
potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or
outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism,
international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating
results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued
acceptance of RIM's products, increased levels of competition,
technological changes and the successful development of new products,
dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on
intellectual property rights and other risks and factors detailed from
time to time in RIM's periodic reports filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities.
The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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Contact Information

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    Novell, Inc.
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