Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Vodafone Spain

April 28, 2005 04:00 ET

Vodafone Spain Expands BlackBerry Offering


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FOR: RESEARCH IN MOTION

NASDAQ SYMBOL: RIMM
TSX SYMBOL: RIM

AND VODAFONE SPAIN

APRIL 28, 2005 - 04:00 ET

Vodafone Spain Expands BlackBerry Offering

Vodafone Spain Introduces BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 7730 and
BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0

MADRID, SPAIN and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 28, 2005) -

Vodafone Spain and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) have
added BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ v4.0 as well as two new devices
to the BlackBerry® portfolio available in Spain: the BlackBerry
7290™ and BlackBerry 7730™.

"Our goal is to offer our business customers tailored and integrated
solutions that will increase their business productivity and improve
their response capacity by providing the most advanced technology.
Today, Vodafone Spain offers the largest range of BlackBerry devices in
Spain, allowing users to access phone, corporate data, and Internet
applications, as well as send and receive emails while on the move,"
comments Antonio Aleman, Director, Vodafone Spain.

The BlackBerry 7290 and BlackBerry 7730 both offer support for email,
phone, text messaging, browser, organizer and corporate data
applications in a single integrated handheld. The BlackBerry 7290
features 32 MB flash memory (plus 4 MB SRAM) and delivers an exceptional
voice experience with quad-band support for domestic and international
roaming(i) and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with headsets and
car kits. The BlackBerry 7730 offers a larger color screen for
displaying e-mail, web pages and corporate data applications and
features 16 MB flash memory (plus 2 MB SRAM) and tri-band support.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 continues to build upon and enhance
many of the core features that have made BlackBerry the leading wireless
platform for corporate and government users. In addition to wireless
synchronization capabilities (for email, calendar, contacts, memos and
task lists), BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 also enables email filter
settings and out-of-office messages to be controlled remotely via
BlackBerry devices and features enhanced email attachment capabilities
(with support for formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Adobe PDF, ASCII, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF). BlackBerry Enterprise
Server v4.0 also supports simplified application development
capabilities, advanced security standards (including support for AES and
Triple DES), and enables integration with enterprise applications (e.g.
ERP, CRM) as a standards-based wireless platform.

"BlackBerry continues to grow in popularity around the world as
corporations and mobile professionals discover the productivity,
flexibility and competitive advantage enabled by the unique and proven
BlackBerry wireless platform," said Mark Guibert, Vice President,
Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to work with
Vodafone Spain to expand its range of BlackBerry products, providing
Vodafone's mobile customers in Spain with more choice."

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software
tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™
and Novell GroupWise® and works with existing enterprise systems to
enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email 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 and many
popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device without the need for
server software.

About Vodafone

Vodafone is the world's largest mobile community, with equity interests
in 26 countries and Partner Networks in a further 14 countries, serving
over 151 million proportionate customers. For further information visit:
www.vodafone.com

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 www.rim.com or
www.blackberry.com.

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