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July 07, 2005 06:00 ET

Entel PCS and RIM Bring BlackBerry to Chile

SANTIAGO, CHILE and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) - Entel PCS and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to introduce BlackBerry® to mobile professionals in Chile. BlackBerry, developed and manufactured by RIM, is a wireless communications solution that provides always-on, push-based, mobile access to e-mail and other communications and information for both individuals and corporate customers. Entel PCS will initially introduce the BlackBerry 7230 Wireless Handheld™ which will operate on the Entel PCS GSM/GPRS network.

"We are pleased to work with RIM to offer BlackBerry, providing our customers with mobile access to communications and information while on the go," said Carlos Rodriguez, Products & Services Manager of Entel PCS. "Entel PCS is the first carrier in Chile to offer BlackBerry, a demonstration of Entel PCS's ongoing commitment to providing popular and innovative solutions to its customers."

The Java-based BlackBerry 7230™ features support for phone, email, text messaging, web browser, organizer and corporate data applications in a single wireless handheld. Integrated attachment viewing includes support for popular file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, and ASCII, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF images. The handheld also features a high resolution color display supporting more than 65,000 colors, excellent battery life for optimal performance, a small form factor with a light and comfortable feel, and an easy-to-use thumb-typing QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry 7230 also features tri-band support, allowing international roaming.

"BlackBerry is a popular and proven wireless communications solution, adopted by more than three millions subscribers around the world. It provides an optimized mobile experience for email, phone and data applications," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are very pleased to work with Entel PCS to bring BlackBerry to Chile."

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 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.

The Blackberry 7230 will be initially available from Entel PCS for $515.37, and the service will be available for a $17.17 monthly fee. For more information, visit

About Entel PCS

Entel PCS is Entel's group mobile company and has more than 3,400,000 clients. Since its foundation in 1998, the company has been characterized for stimulating the competition among the different operators of the mobile industry, improving the quality of the service, its leadership in innovation and its wide geographical coverage, incorporating isolated zones as the Antarctic, Easter Island and Chile Chico.

Entel, listed on the Chilean Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago), is the second-largest Telecommunications Company in Chile with Ch$1,145,754 million in assets and Ch$ 686,945 million in annual revenues reported in 2004. The Company provides mobile and long distance, local telephony, data and Internet services. Entel also has operations in United States, Central America, Peru and Venezuela.

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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