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April 12, 2010 16:00 ET

RIM to Host WES 2010 from April 27-29

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) will host the ninth annual WES conference from April 27 - 29, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. WES 2010 will draw thousands of delegates from over 95 countries, including a broad range of wireless experts - from business executives and IT decision-makers to BlackBerry® platform experts, carriers, software vendors, solution providers and industry analysts. In addition to a wide range of top quality sessions and special guest speakers, WES 2010 will also feature an impressive group of exhibitors in the Solutions Showcase. 

WES 2010 will provide attendees with the opportunity to acquire first-hand advice from BlackBerry experts, discover the latest breakthrough solutions, network with peers and form new business relationships. WES 2010 attendees can also gain valuable hands-on experience with the latest BlackBerry products, sign up for BlackBerry certification courses, as well as visit the Solutions Showcase where over 150 sponsors from across the industry will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss their products and services.

WES 2010 platinum sponsors include Cisco Systems, CSC, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Oracle. Gold sponsors include AT&T, BMW USA, BoxTone, Brightpoint, Brightstar, Mitel Networks, Open Text, SAP, Sprint Nextel, Tangoe, Tata Consultancy Services, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Global Enterprises and Zenprise. For a full list of sponsors, please visit: www.attendwes.com/sponsors.

Keynotes and Speakers

Keynote speakers at WES 2010 include some of the most prominent leaders in mobility.

  • Tuesday April 27:
    • Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, RIM
    • Jeff McDowell, Senior Vice President, Business Marketing & Alliances, RIM
    • Robin Purohit, Vice President, General Manager, Software Products, Hewlett Packard Company
    • James Cook, President, Business Solutions and Services, CSC
    • Ted Farrell, Chief Architect for Tools and Middleware, Oracle
  • Wednesday April 28
    • Alan Panezic, Vice President, Platform Product Management, RIM - hosting the Wireless Leadership Awards
    • Alistair Rennie, General Manager, Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal, IBM Software Group
    • Laurent Philonenko, Vice President and General Manager, Unified Communications Business Unit, Cisco

In addition, WES 2010 will feature a panel discussion on Next Generation Mobile Users on April 28 - panelists will include will.i.am, futurist and Ben Silverman, CEO and Founder of Electus. 

Leading industry experts from ABI Research, Canalys, CCS Insights, Forrester Research, IDC, Lopez Research and Yankee Group will also present at WES 2010.

Find out more about the WES keynotes at: http://www.attendwes.com/event/keynote.

Tracks and Sessions

A wide selection of general sessions, technical seminars, case studies, demonstrations, exhibits, training, and workshops will also be offered. WES 2010 features five tracks with a choice of more than 100 sessions.

  • Mobility as a Business Driver – This track offers overviews and insights on how the BlackBerry wireless solution can make a significant business impact, and how wireless solutions for the platform can support plans to bring mobility to the mass of enterprise users in a constructive and productive way.
  • Mobile Architecture for Today's BlackBerry Administrator – This track focuses on BlackBerry Enterprise Server and explores the various features and capabilities that can help administrators manage, control and scale deployments.
  • Developing Mobile Applications for the Enterprise – This track concentrates on the new BlackBerry® Application Platform v5.0 and how the new BlackBerry® Browser Widget platform can simplify the process for mobilizing enterprise applications using HTML and JavaScript technologies.
  • Mobilizing Enterprise Voice Communications – This track discusses how integrated mobile voice technologies, including BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System (BlackBerry MVS), are keeping employees collaborating and productive wherever they work. Sessions will provide a framework for rolling out a mobile voice strategy as well as insight into the future of fixed-mobile convergence.
  • Wireless Solutions Up Close – This track provides in-depth discussions about available solutions and how customers have implemented them.

Attendees can stay up-to-date with news and information about WES 2010 by downloading the WES 2010 Mobile Guide on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld). This free application will allow attendees to access their conference schedule, look up session details and sponsors, view maps of the conference area, and follow news at the conference.

For more information on WES 2010, or to register online, please visit: www.attendwes.com.

Global Channel Summit

As part of WES 2010, RIM will also be hosting the Global Channel Summit from April 27-28, 2010. The Global Channel Summit is designed specifically for RIM's international channel partner community, including global carriers, retailers, value-added resellers and distributors. This exclusive gathering of international business leaders and RIM teams will focus on the many business and marketing opportunities available today with the BlackBerry solution. Global Channel Summit attendees will also have full access to WES 2010. RIM Carrier and Channel Partners can find out more information on the Global Channel Summit at www.attendwes.com/global-channel-summit.

BlackBerry Alliance Summit

The BlackBerry Alliance Summit will be held on April 26, 2010 and is an exclusive event for BlackBerry Alliance Members. BlackBerry Alliance Members include ISVs, content providers, developers, system integrators, hosters, professional services providers, and platform partners. This event provides updates on the BlackBerry platform and an opportunity for BlackBerry Alliance Members to connect with RIM business development and marketing teams. The focus of this event is on strategic thinking that can help build new business lines and open up new consumer and enterprise markets. BlackBerry Alliance Members can find out more about the BlackBerry Alliance Summit at: www.attendwes.com/blackberry-alliance-summit.

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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