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TELUS Mobility

March 02, 2005 09:49 ET

TELUS Mobility launches Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry handheld






MARCH 2, 2005 - 09:49 ET

TELUS Mobility launches Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry

BlackBerry 7250™ offers mobile professionals a single, integrated
wireless solution with access to e-mail, corporate data, phone, Web and
organizer applications

2005) - TELUS Mobility (TSX:T)(TSX:T.NV)(NYSE:TU) and Research In
Motion (RIM)(TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM) today announced the new
BlackBerry 7250 featuring Bluetooth® support for headsets and
car kits, a bright full-colour screen, increased memory, full HTML
Web browsing and fast data access via TELUS Mobility's 1X wireless
data network.

"The Bluetooth capabilities of the BlackBerry 7250, which allow clients
to wirelessly connect to Bluetooth enabled headsets and car kits, along
with its new form-factor and enhanced memory, offer business users an
exceptionally versatile and powerful mobile communications device," said
Robert Blumenthal, TELUS Mobility's Vice President of Products and
Services. "TELUS Mobility now offers BlackBerry devices that operate on
both our national 1X PCS network and our all-in-one Mike iDEN network,
meaning we have the right mobile communications solution for any
business requirement."

"The popularity of BlackBerry continues to spread around the world as
organizations and individuals embrace wireless connectivity in their
workflow and lifestyle," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate
Marketing at Research In Motion. "The BlackBerry 7250 provides
exceptional form, function and performance for the business professional
that wants a superior wireless experience."

The BlackBerry 7250 offers the powerful functionality associated with
other BlackBerry® products as well as the convenience of Bluetooth
capability. The new device also features:

- Enhanced e-mail attachment viewing of popular file formats:
Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, WordPerfect, ASCII, JPG, BMP,

- A large, easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard with highlighted number keys and
a bright multi-stage backlight screen that supports over 65,000 colours

- Enhanced memory with 32MB of flash memory and 4MB of SRAM for storing
messages, contacts, calendar appointments and pictures

- More than three hours of talk time or eight days of standby time

- Wireless integration with one or multiple existing e-mail accounts

- A push-based wireless architecture that delivers messages
automatically to a BlackBerry device without prompting or downloading

For corporate clients, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software tightly
integrates with Microsoft Exchange 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 ten corporate and/or personal e-mail
accounts (including Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino, and many
popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device without the need for
server software.

The BlackBerry 7250 is available to TELUS Mobility clients for as low as
$399 on a 3-year contract or $549 with no contract.

For clients who depend on Push To Talk™, or PTT™, capability for
instant communication, TELUS Mobility also offers the BlackBerry®
7510-powered by Mike®. The device features Mike's Direct Connect®, a
powerful PTT feature that allows users to stay in touch at the push of a
button, right across North America.

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, 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 e-mail, 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. 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 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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The trade-marks Mike, Mike's Direct Connect, Push To Talk and PTT are
used under license from TELUS Corporation. Bluetooth is a registered
trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. The BlackBerry and RIM families of
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