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Maxis Communications Berhad

August 18, 2005 08:29 ET

Maxis Introduces the Sony Ericsson P910i Smartphone with BlackBerry Connect

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 18, 2005) - Maxis Communications Berhad ("Maxis"), Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Research In Motion (RIM) (TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM) today announced the availability of BlackBerry® Connect™ for the Sony Ericsson P910i smartphone in Malaysia.

BlackBerry Connect from Research In Motion (RIM) enables BlackBerry wireless email services to be used on the P910i, while maintaining the existing P910i experience and functionality. BlackBerry is an advanced, proven and popular communications platform that enables push-based wireless email access with high reliability and leading security capabilities.

"We're pleased to be including yet another value added offering to a range of solutions we support with the P910i, thereby further expanding customers' choice. The P910i smartphone is a multi-faceted device, which offers productivity, entertainment and communications. Our partnership with Maxis and RIM will enable customers to have access to this proven, market-leading mobile email and data solution," says Mr. Eric Goh, Branch Manager, Sony Ericsson Malaysia.

"Maxis customers have been enjoying the benefits of BlackBerry wireless email since early this year. We are pleased to work with Sony Ericsson to provide more customers with the benefit of BlackBerry from Maxis. With our nationwide GPRS network and roaming in over 50 destinations worldwide, users are kept connected wherever they go," said Mr. Karim Abdul Malik, Head of Product Development & Management, Maxis.

"The widespread popularity of BlackBerry amongst individuals and businesses worldwide demonstrates the growing need for sophisticated wireless email services amongst mobile professionals," said Mr. Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to work with Sony Ericsson and Maxis to introduce BlackBerry Connect technology in Malaysia. Users of the P910i will now be able to take advantage of the powerful BlackBerry platform while also enjoying the rich features of the P910i on the Maxis network."

The P910i is a high-quality communications tool for voice calls, text and picture messaging and email, as well as providing full PDA/organizer functions. In addition, it is a camera-phone capable of recording video and still images and also provides a good gaming experience on the 262K color touch-screen. The wide range of applications available for download enables the P910i to do much more than make voice calls, thereby increasing its value for both consumers and operators. The P910i is based on the open Symbian OS v7.0 and the established UIQ user interface.

About Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Ericsson and Sony in 2001, with head quarters in London, the company employs 5,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. For more information, please visit www.SonyEricsson.com

Maxis Communications Berhad

Maxis is Malaysia's premier telecommunications company and market leader that provides high quality voice and data services to more than 6.5 million customers. Its mobile postpaid and prepaid services are offered under the maxis and Hotlink brands respectively. The company reaffirmed its leading position through a clear strategy of developing premium brands, providing quality network and customer services and introducing innovative services and products. This includes being the first to launch prepaid maxis3G services, as well as the maxis3GConnect data card. In support of its mobile business, Maxis also operates an international portal as well as a domestic fixed line network which offers voice and data services to business customers. Its broadband infrastructure includes fibre optic, microwave and VSAT technologies. For more information on Maxis, please visit http://www.maxis.com.my.

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 www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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