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October 28, 2009 12:00 ET

RIM to Host Second Annual BlackBerry Developer Conference from November 9-12

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2009) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) will host its second annual BlackBerry® Developer Conference from November 9 – 12, 2009 in San Francisco.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by:

  • Mike Lazaridis - Founder, President and Co-CEO
  • David Yach - CTO, Software
  • Alan Brenner - Senior Vice President, BlackBerry Platforms
  • Tyler Lessard - Vice President, Global Alliances and Developer Relations
  • Mike Kirkup - Director, Developer Relations

Attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with BlackBerry platform experts from RIM and will learn first-hand the winners of the 2009 BlackBerry Partners Fund™ Developer Challenge.

The 2009 BlackBerry Developer Conference features more than 110 sessions that will appeal to commercial developers for both enterprise and consumer markets, corporate developers, business decision makers and application architects and designers. There are a range of sessions designed to accommodate both beginner and advanced application developers, including web developers, .NET developers and Java® developers. In addition to General Sessions and Breakout Sessions, the conference features Hands-on Labs, onsite BlackBerry Developer Certification testing, a Mobility Pavilion and Talk With The Experts areas.

"The BlackBerry platform has continued its remarkable evolution over the past year as RIM has opened the platform more broadly and provided enhanced development tools that allow deeper integration with core BlackBerry smartphone features," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. "Last year's conference was a big success and we are looking forward to meeting with developers in San Francisco and engaging on new ways to innovate on the BlackBerry platform."

BlackBerry Developer Conference Mobile Guide

The BlackBerry Developer Conference Mobile Guide application is now available on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld). The mobile guide allows attendees to schedule sessions, look up speaker and sponsor information, get the latest news from the show, access conference maps and offer feedback.

Meet RIM Experts One-on-One

Conference delegates will also have the opportunity to "Talk With The Experts" in order to engage in deeper discussions about developing for the BlackBerry® platform.

Attendees can ask questions individually or as part of a group and hear answers from RIM experts, as well as input from peers in the group. RIM experts will be available to provide feedback and advice on:

  • Java®
  • Web and Rich Media Content development
    • BlackBerry Widgets
  • BlackBerry App World™
  • BlackBerry services

Attendees can also schedule one-on-one meetings with RIM experts for more in-depth discussions. RIM experts will be available to discuss topics in the following categories:

  • Application Integration
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Data Storage
  • Diagnostic/Debugging/Optimization Tools
  • Games, Graphics, Camera, Screen Rendering
  • Java®/Games
  • Midlets
  • PIM
  • Security
  • User Experience Design (UED)
  • User Interface (UI)
  • Web/Widgets

Conference delegates can schedule one-on-one meetings when on-site at the conference.

Developer Challenge

The final judging for the BlackBerry® Partners Fund Developer Challenge will also take place on Monday, November 9, 2009. The challenge recognizes developers creating applications for the BlackBerry platform, and offers a grand prize valued at over $100,000.

Quick Links:

For the latest news and information about the BlackBerry Developer Conference, and to register, visit www.blackberrydeveloperconference.com.

For more information about the BlackBerry® Partners Fund Developer Challenge, visit www.blackberrypartnersfund.com/09contest.

Visit the BlackBerry Developer Zone at www.blackberry.com/developers for the latest news, information and updates for BlackBerry developers leading up to the conference and throughout the year.

Also, visit the new BlackBerry Developer Video Library at
www.blackberry.com/go/developervideolibrary to view a variety of instructional videos.

Sign up for the BlackBerry Developer Newsletter at
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/resources/newsletter.jsp.

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.

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