Research In Motion

Research In Motion

October 12, 2005 07:05 ET

BlackBerry Connect to Support New Nokia Eseries Devices Based on Symbian Series 60 Platform

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2005) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to provide BlackBerry® Connect™ support for the new Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 devices. The new Nokia Eseries devices announced by Nokia today are built on the Symbian operating system v9.1 and Series 60 3rd Edition software platform. BlackBerry Connect will enable customers to use their Nokia Eseries device in conjunction with industry-leading BlackBerry wireless services, including support for both BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ and BlackBerry Internet Service™.

"Mobile professionals around the world are increasingly recognizing the personal productivity and organizational workflow benefits derived from wireless email and push-based connectivity," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "RIM is working closely with Nokia to provide support for BlackBerry services on the new Nokia Eseries in order to provide carriers and customers with a broader choice of handsets while maintaining the many advantages of the BlackBerry architecture and infrastructure."

"Today's workforce is increasingly on the move and the business mobility market is constantly evolving," said Dave Grannan, General Manager Email Solutions, Nokia Enterprise Solutions business group. "Nokia's Eseries business devices coupled with applications such as BlackBerry Connect are just the types of solutions companies in today's mobile world are seeking. We are pleased to be able to offer BlackBerry Connect across these compelling new business devices."

BlackBerry Connect is currently available with the Nokia 9500 Communicator, Nokia 9300 smartphone and Nokia 68XX devices and supports a variety of email systems including Microsoft Exchange (v3.5 and higher), IBM Lotus Domino (v2.1 and higher) as well as many popular ISP email services.

BlackBerry Connect and the BlackBerry platform together provide a powerful and proven wireless solution that addresses the distinct architectural and operational requirements of carriers and enterprises while enabling an optimized wireless experience for users. With support for Nokia Series 60 3rd edition, RIM will provide carriers and customers around the world with a broader choice of BlackBerry-enabled devices to address the expanding market demand for wireless email services.

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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