Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc.

March 14, 2005 00:01 ET

Yahoo! and Research In Motion Announce Worldwide Relationship to Bring Yahoo! Services to BlackBerry






MARCH 14, 2005 - 00:01 ET

Yahoo! and Research In Motion Announce Worldwide
Relationship to Bring Yahoo! Services to BlackBerry

2005) - Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), a leading global Internet company,
and Research In Motion (RIM) (TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM), a global wireless
leader, today announced a new relationship to provide Yahoo!®
Messenger to BlackBerry® users around the world. This new relationship
combines two respected leaders and brands to deliver an enhanced mobile
communications solution.

Through this relationship, the companies plan to pre-install full-color,
graphical Yahoo! Messenger clients on BlackBerry devices in the coming
months. Yahoo! Messenger is one of the leading instant messaging
services in the world and BlackBerry users will now be able to access
and connect with everyone on their friends list while they are on the
go. This new relationship builds on Yahoo!'s strategy of extending its
core services beyond the desktop and RIM's strategy to provide a robust
and expandable wireless platform in order to give customers a truly
integrated communications experience. The companies also intend to
provide a further enhanced Yahoo! Mail offering in the future.

The Yahoo! Messenger service on the BlackBerry platform will allow
consumers to see which friends are online, send and receive instant
messages, have multiple conversations at once, participate in online
conferences and even send and view emoticons. Yahoo! Messenger will
leverage the BlackBerry "push" technology to deliver a premier instant
messaging experience for mobile users.

"We are excited to extend the Yahoo! experience to millions of
BlackBerry users around the world," said Doug Garland, senior vice
president, Yahoo! Mobile. "Yahoo! has become an essential part of the
lives of millions of its users and by bringing the services they love to
these great mobile devices we are making it easier for people to
communicate however they want, anywhere, anytime."

"BlackBerry provides optimized messaging capabilities with its popular
keyboards, large screens, intuitive navigation and push-based
connectivity," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at
Research In Motion. "Through our relationship with Yahoo!, BlackBerry
users will enjoy another powerful communications option to keep them
connected while away from their desk."

Customers can also currently access Yahoo! Mobile Internet, including
Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! News and Yahoo! Sports on BlackBerry devices(i).
Through Yahoo! Mobile, Yahoo! focuses on extending key Yahoo! services
beyond the desktop, providing an integrated PC-to-Mobile experience and
helping consumers make the most of the mobile environment. As the number
of mobile consumers continues to grow, Yahoo! has rolled out mobile
extensions of key services across multiple carriers. RIM and Yahoo! plan
to work with carriers to make the services available to customers(i).

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and
services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No. 1
Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination
worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network
includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.

About Research In Motion

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

(i) Check with carrier for availability

Yahoo! Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning
Yahoo!'s strategic and operational plans. Actual events or results may
differ materially from those described in this press release due to a
number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties
include, among others, acceptance by mobile users of versions of
Yahoo!'s services developed for mobile devices and general economic
conditions. All information set forth in this press release is as of
March 14, 2005 and Yahoo! does not undertake any duty to update this
information. More information about potential factors that could impact
Yahoo!'s business and financial results is included in Yahoo!'s Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004,
including, without limitation, under the captions "Risk Factors" and
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations," which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's website at

Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other
countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks
and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

Research In Motion's Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the
"safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend"
and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by
and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are
cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward
looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects
and product liability, risks related to international sales and
potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or
outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism,
international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating
results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued
acceptance of RIM's products, increased levels of competition,
technological changes and the successful development of new products,
dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on
intellectual property rights and other risks and factors detailed from
time to time in RIM's periodic reports filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities.
RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.


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