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April 25, 2005 04:00 ET

Orange Romania And Research In Motion To Introduce BlackBerry In Romania





APRIL 25, 2005 - 04:00 ET

Orange Romania And Research In Motion To Introduce
BlackBerry In Romania

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2005)
- Orange Romania and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM)
today announced plans to introduce the BlackBerry® wireless platform
to customers in Romania. Orange Romania will initially launch the
BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld™ and BlackBerry Enterprise
Server™ v4.0.

With BlackBerry, Orange is broadening its range of mobile business
solutions and making it easier, faster and more efficient to work while
away from the office. Orange Romania's customers will be able to enjoy
secure, always-on access to email, phone, text messaging, organizer,
Internet browser and corporate data applications via the BlackBerry
7290™, operating on Orange Romania's GPRS network.

BlackBerry "push" technology enables e-mail and data to be automatically
delivered to the wireless handheld without the need to dial in or
proactively retrieve information. Users can compose, receive, forward or
reply to emails as well as read and forward attachments in formats such
as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, ASCII, JPEG, GIF, BMP,

"We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with Research In
Motion. The BlackBerry solution will revolutionize the way we
communicate and do business, by providing Orange customers with a single
device that combines the efficiency and features of a mobile phone with
the benefits of wireless email and a platform for corporate data
applications. Ultimately, we aim to make our customers' lives easier,
anytime, anywhere. We plan to offer BlackBerry to Orange subscribers in
Romania before the end of June," said Yves Gauthier, Deputy CEO at
Orange Romania.

Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at RIM said: "The BlackBerry
wireless solution has already proven to be effective, reliable and
popular with many customers in other countries around the world. We are
now very pleased to expand our relationship with Orange and we look
forward to extending the reach of BlackBerry, together with Orange

The BlackBerry 7290 is a quad-band mobile handset (850, 900, 1800 and
1900 MHz). Its QWERTY keyboard and simplified navigation enable easy and
intuitive handling. The 240 x 160 pixel screen displays over 65,000
colours and Bluetooth® support makes it possible to use a wireless
headset or car kit for hands-free calls.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 offers many advanced features for both
users and IT departments. The BlackBerry solution can be integrated with
Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and Novell GroupWise®
and enables standards-based, wireless access to other back-end corporate
applications such as ERP and CRM. It also supports advanced security
standards (including AES and Triple DES).

Orange Romania will also offer BlackBerry Internet Service™, which
allows individuals and smaller businesses 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 Orange Romania

Orange is leader of the Romanian telecommunications market with over 5
million customers and is part of the Orange Group - one of the world's
largest mobile communications companies with operations in 16 countries
across Europe and beyond and with over 54 million customers worldwide.

Orange Romania offers a full range of communication services: voice,
data, SMS, MMS, WAP, e-mail, GPRS, EDGE, wireless IP, WiFi, USSD etc.
Orange is the only operator in Romania that offers video services on the
mobile phone, including live-TV.

Orange Romania has the widest network coverage and excellent performance
in customer care services. Orange has roaming agreements with 245
operators from 112 countries, 34 operators in 19 countries offer roaming
for Orange PrePay users and 39 operators in 19 countries for GPRS.
Orange is about passion for delivering a better future today by living
up to our values and providing the most simple and intuitive personal
communication experience imaginable.

Orange means more than technology, mobile telephony or GSM networks, it
is a brand created in order to support communication among people and
bring value in the communities where it operates. Orange has a
group-wide corporate social responsibility strategy, which aims to
ensure that we manage our business responsibly.

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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