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Digicel Group

Digicel Group

July 12, 2005 08:01 ET

Digicel to Offer BlackBerry in Eight Caribbean Markets

Dynamic Caribbean Company Continues to Enrich Corporate Wireless Services

KINGSTON, JAMAICA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 12, 2005) - Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications company in the Caribbean, and Research In Motion (RIM) (TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM) today announced plans to add BlackBerry®, a leading wireless platform, to Digicel's corporate customer offerings throughout its expanding operations in the Caribbean. BlackBerry will be available in Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, St Vincent & the Grenadines and St Lucia on Digicel's popular GSM/GPRS network.

BlackBerry from Digicel will enable customers to increase productivity and efficiency in their working lives by easily accessing e-mail, text messaging, Internet, organizer and corporate data applications from a single, integrated device. This offering will be supported by Digicel's award wining customer care standards. Furthermore Digicel customers will be able to roam with BlackBerry anywhere within the Digicel network(i) and enjoy the same level of service they have come to expect from Digicel.

According to Digicel Group Marketing Director Mr Ben Atherton: "We are delighted to be working with RIM. We are increasing our voice and data offerings to our corporate customers, and so are pleased to enrich our portfolio of wireless services with BlackBerry. Access on the move to corporate email and other applications is becoming just as important as receiving calls for this target. Our corporate customers will be able to enjoy easy-to-use and secure access to their information via the popular BlackBerry platform."

"New and existing Digicel customers will be able to choose BlackBerry and enjoy the freedom and power of advanced wireless connectivity. BlackBerry offers the best mobile experience for users that want to access voice, email and data services from a single wireless device," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at RIM.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and Novell GroupWise™ 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 email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

BlackBerry is now available on wireless networks around the world with over three million subscribers using BlackBerry services today.

About Digicel

Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. In four years, Digicel has become renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative mobile services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting edge of mobile communications.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and operates in eight countries including Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, The Cayman Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Digicel's agreement to acquire Cingular Wireless Caribbean, subject to regulatory approval, will expand it's network to Bermuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica as well as strengthening Digicel's market share in The Cayman Islands, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, where Cingular's customer base will transition to Digicel. It is the largest GSM mobile operator in the region and plans to extend its footprint into other Caribbean countries.

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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

(i) Check with Digicel for roaming services.

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