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O2 Germany

September 07, 2005 04:00 ET

O2 Germany Expands BlackBerry Portfolio for Small Enterprises

MUNICH, GERMANY and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 7, 2005) -

O2 Introduces BlackBerry Internet Service, the BlackBerry 7100x and the Nokia 9300 with BlackBerry Connect in Germany

O2 Germany and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) have announced the expansion of O2's BlackBerry® portfolio with the launch of BlackBerry Internet Service™, the BlackBerry 7100x™ business phone and the Nokia 9300 smartphone with BlackBerry Connect™.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten existing corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device. With BlackBerry Internet Service, email messages are automatically pushed to a BlackBerry-enabled device and users can send, receive, forward and reply to messages while on the go.

Karola Bode, Vice President Business O2 Germany is enthusiastic about the new BlackBerry solution: "Employees in smaller enterprises, those who are self-employed, and freelancers without their own email server who often travel on business and need to remain in touch with the office now have an important advantage in their everyday business life by using BlackBerry."

"We are very pleased to work with O2 Germany to expand its BlackBerry portfolio," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "The addition of BlackBerry Internet Service, as well as these two unique and powerful devices, extends the reach of BlackBerry services to a much wider range of customers in Germany."

BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to stay connected to customers and colleagues, work more efficiently, gain a competitive edge, stay organized and stay on top of business. BlackBerry Internet Service allows out-of-the-box wireless access to email, and BlackBerry-enabled devices provide all-in-one support for wireless email, data applications and phone communications. It is an excellent choice for business people and SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises) that want a hosted service without need for special server software or advanced IT support.

BlackBerry Internet Service is complemented by O2's introduction of two new BlackBerry-enabled devices: the BlackBerry 7100x and the Nokia 9300 with BlackBerry Connect.

BlackBerry 7100x

The quad-band-enabled BlackBerry 7100x business phone has a high resolution color display, 32 MB of memory, integrated hands-free speakerphone and Bluetooth® support. The BlackBerry 7100x also features RIM's SureType™ keyboard technology that effectively converges a phone keypad and a QUERTZ keyboard to fit within the size constraints of a traditional phone design.

Nokia 9300 with BlackBerry Connect

BlackBerry Connect enables users of the Nokia 9300 to connect to popular BlackBerry services operating on O2's network, including push-based wireless email. The Nokia 9300 smartphone is a tri-band-enabled device with a complete QUERTZ keyboard and 80 MB of memory plus a 128 MB MMC memory card. The device includes a speakerphone and also features two high resolution color displays.

The BlackBerry 7100x and Nokia 9300 with BlackBerry Connect are also available to corporate customers using BlackBerry Enterprise Server™. BlackBerry devices already offered by O2 in Germany include the BlackBerry 7290™ and BlackBerry 7730™. O2 Germany also offers the Siemens SK65 with BlackBerry Built-In™.

About O2 (Germany) GmbH & Co. OHG

O2 (Germany) GmbH & Co. OHG, a subsidiary of mmO2 plc, offers ist post and prepaid customers with ist own network and roaming agreement with T-Mobile almost complete coverage in Germany. Furthermore, the organisation provides innovative mobile data services based on GPRS and UMTS technology. mm O2 plc has 24,6 million customers in the UK, Ireland and Germany.

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 e-mail, 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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