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April 12, 2005 01:00 ET

SingTel Introduces the Sony Ericsson P910i Smartphone with BlackBerry Connect





APRIL 12, 2005 - 01:00 ET

SingTel Introduces the Sony Ericsson P910i Smartphone
with BlackBerry Connect

2005) - Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), Sony Ericsson
Mobile Communications and Research In Motion (RIM)
(TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM) have announced the availability of BlackBerry
Connect™ for the Sony Ericsson P910i smartphone to SingTel customers
in Singapore.

BlackBerry Connect enables the P910i to connect to push-based
BlackBerry® services, operating on an efficient and reliable
communications platform that automatically delivers email and other data
to and from the smartphone. Customers will be able to access BlackBerry
services on the P910i while maintaining the existing P910i experience
and functionality.

"We're delighted to be adding BlackBerry Connect to the palette of
solutions we support with our P910i, thereby further expanding customer
choice. The P910i smartphone is a multi-faceted device which offers
productivity, entertainment and communications and our agreement with
SingTel ensures that our customers have access to this proven,
market-leading mobile e-mail and data solution," says Jack Tan, Branch
Manager, Sony Ericsson Singapore.

"SingTel's customers have been able to enjoy the benefits of wireless
email access on their BlackBerry handhelds since last year. We are
pleased to work with Sony Ericsson to enable more of our end-user
customers to enjoy the BlackBerry service on the P910i as well. Our
customers can also look forward to SingTel's robust GPRS network and
strong international roaming capabilities to enable them to access their
email wirelessly in over 100 networks worldwide," said Vanessa Chow,
SingTel's Deputy Director, Product Marketing (Consumer Business).

"Customers around the world depend on the push-based BlackBerry
architecture and infrastructure to remain connected to business and
personal information while on the go," said Mark Guibert, Vice
President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "With BlackBerry
Connect, SingTel's customers will be able to enjoy the many features of
the Sony Ericsson P910i together with the added benefit of BlackBerry

The P910i is a high-quality communications tool for voice calls, text
and picture messaging, and email, as well as providing full
PDA/organizer functions. In addition, it is a camera-phone capable of
recording video and still images and provides a good gaming experience
on the 262K color touch-screen. The wide range of applications available
for download enables the P910i to do much more than making voice calls,
thereby increasing its value for both consumers and operators. The P910i
is based on the open Symbian OS v7.0 and the established UIQ user

About Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications
market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories,
PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Ericsson
and Sony in 2001, with head quarters in London, the company employs
5,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and
America. For more information, please visit

About SingTel

SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and
investments around the world. With significant operations in Singapore
and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group
provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that include voice and
data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms.

To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network
of 35 offices in 16 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific,
Europe and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver
reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its
own or jointly with local partners

The Group also has major investments in India, Indonesia, the
Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel
is Asia's largest multi-market mobile operator, serving almost 62
million customers in six markets.

SingTel employs more than 19,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of
S$12.0 billion (US$7.17 billion) and net profit after tax of S$4.49
billion (US$2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2004. More
information can be found @ and

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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