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January 27, 2005 05:00 ET

Turkcell And RIM To Offer BlackBerry In Turkey






JANUARY 27, 2005 - 05:00 ET

Turkcell And RIM To Offer BlackBerry In Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 27, 2005) -
Turkcell (NYSE:TKC)(ISE:TCELL) and Research In Motion (RIM)
(Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to offer BlackBerry®, a
leading wireless communications platform, to mobile customers in Turkey.
BlackBerry will operate on Turkcell's GSM/GPRS network in Turkey and
international roaming will be supported in countries where Turkcell has
GPRS roaming agreements in place.

BlackBerry provides always-on, push-based, mobile access to e-mail and
other communications and information for both individual and corporate
customers. BlackBerry will enable Turkcell's subscribers to access
e-mail, phone, text messaging, calendar, Internet browser, organizer and
data applications via an integrated platform. With their BlackBerry
device, users can easily and remotely manage their e-mail, appointments
and contacts and access corporate applications.

"BlackBerry is a proven solution that is popular around the world and we
are pleased to be working with RIM to include this powerful
communications tool into our current solutions portfolio," said Ali
Kesan, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Turkcell. "Turkey has a
rapidly growing enterprise sector and we are committed to introducing
innovative products to enhance the business and personal communications
of mobile professionals. By using BlackBerry from Turkcell, subscribers
will increase their productivity, efficiency, and responsiveness."

"We are pleased to work with Turkcell to introduce BlackBerry to
customers in Turkey," said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at
Research In Motion. "Over two million people are already enjoying the
advantages of BlackBerry and we think Turkcell customers will be very
impressed with the BlackBerry experience."

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software
tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange and IBM® Lotus®
Domino™ and works with existing enterprise systems to enable 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 email accounts) from a single device.

Further information will be available at a later date.

About Turkcell

Turkcell is the leading GSM operator in Turkey with 23.4 million
postpaid and prepaid customers as of December 31, 2004. Turkcell
provides high-quality wireless telephone services throughout Turkey and
has coverage of 100% of the towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants.
Turkcell provides roaming with 435 operators in 174 countries as of
January 12, 2005 December 31, 2004. Turkcell is the only NYSE listed
company in Turkey. Turkcell has interests in international GSM
operations in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Northern
Cyprus, which have a total of 3.5 million subscribers as of September
30, 2004.

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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