Research In Motion

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StarHub

February 01, 2005 08:02 ET

StarHub Launches BlackBerry 7100g Business Phone


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FEBRUARY 1, 2005 - 08:02 ET

StarHub Launches BlackBerry 7100g Business Phone

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2005)
- StarHub and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today
introduced the BlackBerry 7100g™ business phone in Singapore -
delivering the power of BlackBerry® in the shape of a traditional
mobile phone. Adding to its current range of BlackBerry products and
services, the availability of the BlackBerry 7100g provides more choice
for both existing and new users of BlackBerry from StarHub.

The BlackBerry 7100g from StarHub - a sleek and stylish business phone -
is the first of its kind in Singapore. A breakthrough innovation that
packs all the benefits of BlackBerry into a conventional 'candy bar'
phone design, the BlackBerry 7100g combines a full featured quad-band
mobile phone that includes Bluetooth® support and speakerphone with
push-based wireless email, text messaging, web browser, organizer and
data applications - all on a large and bright, high-resolution color
screen.

The typing experience is also exceptional thanks to RIM's new keyboard
technology called SureType™ that effectively converges a phone keypad
and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a
traditional 'candy bar' phone design. The keyboard works in conjunction
with a sophisticated, real-time software system that incorporates a
large word database, linguistic intelligence and advanced learning
capabilities to automatically interpret keystrokes and recognize words
with a high degree of accuracy.

Together with dedicated 'Send' and 'End' keys and a thumb operated track
wheel for fast and convenient navigation, the BlackBerry 7100g with
SureType provides users with an instinctively familiar look and feel and
allows them to dial phone numbers and type messages quickly, accurately
and comfortably.

"Since StarHub's launch of the BlackBerry wireless solution in Singapore
20 months ago, it has become very popular, giving busy executives and
individuals the edge in their work and personal lives with always-on
access to emails and calendar," said Mr. Chan Kin Hung, Head of Mobile
Services, StarHub. "A mobile phone with advanced messaging capabilities,
the BlackBerry 7100g is the perfect communications tool for people who
want always-on email access but prefer to remain with a traditional
mobile phone design. Now, customers can enjoy voice and data services on
this all-in-one business phone which helps them to better manage their
emails and calendar as well as to keep in touch with family and friends."

"The availability of the BlackBerry 7100g will give customers more
choices in BlackBerry devices that best meet their mobile lifestyle
needs and preferences," added Mr. Chan.

"The new BlackBerry 7100g delivers the powerful and proven BlackBerry
experience in an exciting new design and the new SureType keyboard
technology is an amazing innovation that will change the way people
think about typing on mobile phones," said Mark Guibert, Vice President
of Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "By combining the look and
feel of a traditional mobile phone with advanced email, data and
Internet capabilities, the BlackBerry 7100g provides a very attractive
alternative for customers looking to upgrade from their existing phone."

The BlackBerry 7100g comes with a speakerphone, Bluetooth support, 32 MB
flash memory, 4 MB SRAM, polyphonic ring tone support, and quad-band
functionality which allows customers to stay connected with email, text
messaging and phone calls on GSM networks worldwide(i).

Those interested in placing an advance order can go to:
www.starhub.com/pushmail or visit any StarHub Shop from today and
enterprise customers can also call their Sales Hotline or Business
Hotline for more details or to register their orders.

About StarHub

StarHub is a Singapore-based info-communications company providing a
full range of information, communications and entertainment services
over fixed, mobile and Internet platforms. StarHub operates a 3G mobile
network in addition to its GSM network. It also operates its own
nation-wide broadband network that delivers multi-channel cable TV,
data, voice and Internet access. StarHub added Digital Cable to its
cable TV offering in May 2004. StarHub was listed on SGX-ST in October
2004.

Driven by a passion for listening and providing what customers want,
StarHub endeavours to bring affordable and premium quality services with
innovative and useful features to all its customers. StarHub raises the
level of competition in Singapore, challenging others as well as
challenging itself, to constantly introduce new world-class services at
competitive prices. This unwavering commitment will further strengthen
Singapore's position as a leading info-communication hub in the region.
Visit StarHub at www.starhub.com for your communication needs.

About Research In Motion

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, Research In
Motion provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to
time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging,
Internet and intranet-based applications. Research In Motion technology
also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers
to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to
data. Research In Motion'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 Research
In Motion Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development
tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded
in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, Research In Motion operates
offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Research In Motion 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.

(i) Check with StarHub for roaming services.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    StarHub Ltd
    Media Contacts: Cassie Fong
    Corporate Communications
    DID: (65) 6825 5188
    Mobile: (65) 9101 2211
    E-mail: cassie@starhub.com
    or
    Research In Motion, Asia Pacific
    Katie Lee
    (852) 6277 6841
    kalee@rim.com
    or
    Brodeur Worldwide for RIM
    Courtney Flaherty
    1 (212) 771-3637
    cflaherty@brodeur.com
    or
    Research In Motion Investor Relations
    Investor Contact:
    1 (519) 888-7465
    investor_relations@rim.com