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TELUS Mobility

April 01, 2005 08:00 ET

TELUS Mobility Launches Newest BlackBerry Device For Mike Clients






APRIL 1, 2005 - 08:00 ET

TELUS Mobility Launches Newest BlackBerry Device For
Mike Clients

2005) - TELUS Mobility (TSX:T)(TSX:T.NV)(NYSE:TU) and Research In Motion

BlackBerry® 7520 - powered by Mike features Global Positioning System
(GPS) capabilities

TELUS Mobility and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today
announced the availability of the new BlackBerry® 7520 - powered by
Mike, available from TELUS Mobility in Canada.

Featuring Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities that support
location-based services such as fleet management, the BlackBerry
7520™ is ideal for mobile professionals who need the instant-contact
power of Mike's Direct Connect walkie talkie service, combined with the
enormous productivity benefits associated with GPS.

"As the only Canadian carrier offering the powerful combination of
BlackBerry integrated with Mike's Direct Connect walkie talkie service,
GPS and Bluetooth®, the BlackBerry 7520 demonstrates TELUS Mobility's
commitment to providing our business clients with the most powerful
wireless tools available," said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS Mobility's Vice
President, Products and Services.

"The BlackBerry 7520 provides exceptional form, function and performance
for business professionals seeking a truly superior wireless
experience," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, and Corporate Marketing
at Research In Motion. "The global popularity of BlackBerry continues to
spread with the introduction of unique devices such as the BlackBerry

The Mike Network and the BlackBerry 7520 integrate digital phone, Mike's
Direct Connect service, e-mail and other wireless services in a single,
compact handset. Thanks to the instant-contact power of Direct Connect,
Mike has become the wireless network of choice for businesses across
Canada, ranging from small business users to national enterprise and
government clients.

Mike clients can use Direct Connect to instantly stay in touch with any
other Mike user right across North America. TELUS plans to expand Mike
phone and Direct Connect service into Mexico and South America later
this year.

In addition to GPS, the BlackBerry 7520 features:

- Bluetooth support for wireless headsets, earpieces and car kits

- Enhanced attachment viewing for viewing and storing JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
and TIFF files and saving images directly from attachments for easy

- Memory increased to 32 MB flash memory plus 4 MB SRAM to provide ample
storage for data and applications

- Full wireless PIM synchronization that enables automatic wireless
synchronization of calendar, contacts, notes and tasks(i)

- Bright, backlit color screen (supports over 65,000 colors) for viewing
information at-a-glance with variable backlight intensity

- Powerful mobile applications supported by new Java™ Development
Environment for BlackBerry® v4.0

- Design enhancements such as a larger keypad, scratch-resistant metal
bezel and exclusive Arctic Black colour

For corporate clients, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software tightly
integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, Novell® GroupWise® or IBM
Lotus® Domino and works with existing enterprise systems to allow
secure, push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service™
allows users to access up to 10 corporate and/or personal e-mail
accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, Novell
GroupWise and many popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device
without the need for server software.

About TELUS Mobility

TELUS Mobility provides its more than 3.9 million clients across Canada
with a full suite of wireless voice, Internet and data services through
its PCS and Mike digital wireless networks. For more about TELUS
Mobility products, please visit

TELUS (TSX:T)(TSX:T.NV)(NYSE:TU) is the largest telecommunications
company in Western Canada, with more than $7.6 billion of annual
revenue, 4.8 million network access lines and 3.9 million wireless
clients. The company provides subscribers with a full range of
telecommunications products and services including data, voice and
wireless services across Canada, utilizing next generation
Internet-based technologies. For more, please visit

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) BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 required

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