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T-Mobile USA, Inc.

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

March 11, 2005 05:00 ET

T-Mobile USA Welcomes A New Member To The BlackBerry Family





MARCH 11, 2005 - 05:00 ET

T-Mobile USA Welcomes A New Member To The BlackBerry

The BlackBerry 7290 Includes Bluetooth, Brighter Screen and Improved
International Capabilities

2005) -

The days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer and
thoughts of getting out of the office are getting stronger. Today, with
the introduction of the BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld™, T-Mobile
USA, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) are making
it easier than ever for mobile consumers to get out of the office,
balancing work and life, while staying connected.

Operating on T-Mobile's GSM/GPRS network, the BlackBerry 7290™ builds
upon the proven and popular BlackBerry experience with new features
including quad-band and Bluetooth® support, but maintains the same
great functionality that consumers have come to expect from BlackBerry,
including "always on" access to corporate and personal email, phone,
text messaging, browser, organizer, and corporate data applications.

For the international traveler, new quad-band support allows customers
to stay connected with wireless voice calls in more than 175
countries(i). The Blackberry 7290 also offers integrated Bluetooth®
support, allowing for a hands-free option as well as integrated
attachment viewing that includes support for popular text and image file
formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, ASCII, JPEG,
GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG. In addition, the BlackBerry 7290 from T-Mobile
USA maintains excellent battery performance, a convenient full QWERTY
keyboard and supports all the new features of BlackBerry Enterprise
Server v4.0™.

"At T-Mobile we're always looking for ways to simplify the lives of
mobile professionals who lead an active lifestyle," said Todd Achilles,
Director of Handset Product Management for T-Mobile USA, Inc. "The
Blackberry 7290 offers customers an opportunity to live and work how
they want from virtually anywhere in the world."

"T-Mobile USA and RIM share a successful history of providing new and
innovative ways for mobile customers to stay in the loop," said Mark
Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Research In Motion. "The
BlackBerry 7290 offers powerful functionality with smooth usability for
the mobile professional that needs a top-grade business tool to help
manage their busy day."

The BlackBerry 7290 is available today via T-Mobile business sales
channels. In mid-April, the company plans to make the device available
at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers, as well as online

Note to media: for downloadable images of the BlackBerry 7290™,
please visit:

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile
International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of
Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT). T-Mobile USA's GSM/GPRS 1900 voice and
data networks in the United States reach more than 253 million people
including roaming and other agreements. In addition, T-Mobile operates
the largest carrier owned Wi-Fi wireless broadband network in the
country, available in more than 5,400 public access locations including
select Starbucks coffeehouses, Borders Books and Music, FedEx Kinko's
Office and Print Centers, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Red Roof Inns,
airports and select American Airlines Admirals Clubs, Delta Air Lines
Crown Rooms, United Airlines Red Carpet Clubs and US Airways Clubs.
Through its Get More® promise, T-Mobile provides customers with more
minutes, more features and more service. For more information, visit the
company web site at T-Mobile is a registered trademark
of Deutsche Telekom AG. Get More is a registered trademark of T-Mobile
USA, Inc.

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

(i) Check with T-Mobile for information on roaming services and charges.

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forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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