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August 31, 2005 01:00 ET

Indosat and Nokia Launch BlackBerry Connect with the Nokia 9300 smartphone and Nokia 9500 Communicator in Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 31, 2005) - Indosat (JSX:ISAT)(NYSE:IIT), Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today introduced BlackBerry® Connect™ for the Nokia 9300 smartphone and Nokia 9500 Communicator to Indosat customers in Indonesia.

RIM's BlackBerry Connect licensing program allows users of the Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500 to connect to proven and popular BlackBerry services while maintaining the existing Nokia device capabilities. BlackBerry provides an efficient and reliable communications platform that can automatically deliver email to the Nokia devices with support for attachment viewing as well remote address lookup and up-to-date calendar information.

"Adding BlackBerry connectivity to Nokia's high-end enterprise devices increases customer choices," commented Wahyu Wijayadi, Director of Corporate Market at PT Indosat. "The 'push' based BlackBerry technology supported by Indosat's strong signal, comprehensive national network and roaming capability will enable Matrix's users to access their email using the Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500."

"The growth in the demand for mobility solutions has substantially expanded over the last year, driven by the fact that many of the Indonesia workforces are now mobile. Mobility has emerged as a priority investment area for business people and we believe that the form factor of the Nokia 9300 smartphone and Nokia 9500 Communicator with their large color screens, straightforward menu navigation and integrated QWERTY keyboards, coupled with BlackBerry service, makes them ideal handsets for mobile connectivity and email," added Hasan Aula, General Manager Mobile Phones at Nokia Indonesia.

"We are pleased to work with Indosat to expand its BlackBerry portfolio in Indonesia. Customers around the world continue to choose BlackBerry for its unique architecture and its ability to keep mobile professionals connected to important communications and information," said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. "BlackBerry Connect allows Indosat's customers to leverage the BlackBerry architecture and infrastructure while also taking advantage of the robust features available on the Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500 devices."

Together, BlackBerry Connect and BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ enable:

- "Push" based wireless email access

- Wireless email reconciliation

- Remote address book look-up

- Wireless calendar synchronization

- Attachment viewing for many popular file formats including Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, PDF and Zip files

- Triple DES security

The Nokia 9300 smartphone and Nokia 9500 Communicator offer features such as:

- Advanced voice features: hands-free speakerphone, conference calling

- Messaging options: Email with attachments, SMS, MMS

- Organiser: Calendar, Contacts, Tasks with PC synchronisation via Nokia PC

- Large memory storage: 80MB built-in memory plus MultiMediaCard (MMC)

- Tri-band (EGSM 900/1800/1900) for use on five continents

- Bluetooth audio support for handsfree conversations, USB and Infrared connectivity for easy data transfer and synchronization

- Security features including SSL/TLS, IPsec VPN for secure mobile access.

- High speed Internet browsing via HTML 4.01 and JavaScript 1.3

- Built-in office tools supporting documents, spreadsheets, presentations and a PDF viewer

The Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500 with BlackBerry Connect can be enjoyed by Matrix customers in Java and Bali and will be available in select Indosat retail outlets. Current owners of the devices are advised to contact a Nokia Professional Centre for information on how to upgrade their handsets to the appropriate version of phone software and BlackBerry software. The customers can also contact Indosat Gallery to get a BlackBerry-provisioned Matrix SIM Card.

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

About Indosat

Indosat is a leading telecommunication and information provider in Indonesia, which provides: cellular, fixed telecommunication (including fixed wireless access services) and multimedia, data communication & internet (MIDI). After merging with its 2 subsidiaries, Indosat is well-positioned to be the telecommunication service provider with a comprehensive range of products offerings in Indonesia.

Indosat is the second largest cellular operator in Indonesia and the primary provider of international telecommunications services.

For further information, please visit Indosat website

About Nokia Enterprise Solutions

Enterprise Solutions is the arm of Nokia, which are dedicated to help businesses and institutions worldwide in improving their performance through extended mobility. Its end-to-end solution offerings range from business optimised mobile devices on the front end, to a robust portfolio of mobile business optimised gateways in the back end, including: wireless email and internet, application mobility, virtual private networks, and firewalls. As the global leader in mobile enterprise voice, Nokia is well positioned to help companies to mobilise data and free their workforces, while ensuring the security and reliability of their networks. Nokia believes that business mobility will fundamentally change the way people work.

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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