Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Orange Switzerland

April 11, 2005 04:00 ET

Orange Switzerland Launches BlackBerry 7290 in Switzerland


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NASDAQ SYMBOL: RIMM
TSX SYMBOL: RIM

AND ORANGE SWITZERLAND

APRIL 11, 2005 - 04:00 ET

Orange Switzerland Launches BlackBerry 7290 in
Switzerland

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 11,
2005) - Orange Switzerland and Research In Motion (RIM)
(Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) have introduced the new BlackBerry® 7290™
and BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ v4.0 to Orange Switzerland's
corporate customers.

"Offering secure wireless access to company email, Internet, intranet,
messaging and organizer applications, the BlackBerry 7290 is an ideal
device for people who want to work productively and efficiently while on
the move," said Roland Stettler, Vice President Business Channels of
Orange Switzerland. "The introduction of this brand new BlackBerry offer
does not only complete our mobile enterprise solution portfolio, it
allows us also to increase the competition in the business market by
offering a powerful mobile device with a leading, highly trusted and
state-of-the-art wireless platform, especially to the financial service
segment."

The BlackBerry 7290 is a quad band mobile handset (850, 900, 1800 and
1900 MHz), which integrates email, phone, organizer as well as Internet
browser and text messaging functions. The easy-to-use keyboard and
simplified navigation enable easy and intuitive handling. The 240 x 160
pixel screen supports over 65,000 colours and Bluetooth® support makes
it possible to use a wireless headset or car kit for hands-free calls.
Measuring 4.5 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches (LxWxD) and weighing just 4.9 oz, the
all-in-one device offers a compact and comfortable design. The battery
provides up to 4 hours of talk time and 9 days of standby time.

In addition to "push" technology for personal communications and
information (email, calendar and contact entries, memo, task lists),
BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 also enables email filter settings and
out-of-office messages to be controlled via the BlackBerry 7290.
Together with its enhanced email attachments capability (e.g. now
includes support for JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF images), BlackBerry
Enterprise Server v4.0 also supports simplified application development
capabilities, advanced security standards (including support for AES and
Triple DES), and enables integration with enterprise applications (e.g.
ERP, CRM) as a standards-based wireless platform.

"The popularity of BlackBerry continues to grow around the world as
customers realize its productivity and communications benefits," said
Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing. "We are very pleased
to work together to offer BlackBerry to Orange Switzerland's corporate
customers."

Companies interested in the BlackBerry solution from Orange Switzerland
can send their queries or get individual advice and offers from the
business customer support team by email: business@orange.ch or by phone:
0800 700 600.

You can find more information on the BlackBerry solution from Orange and
other Orange offers on the Internet: www.orange.ch/business

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

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the
"safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend"
and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by
and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are
cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward
looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects
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.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other
countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks
and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

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