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Og Vodafone

September 13, 2005 01:00 ET

Og Vodafone Introduces 'BlackBerry from Vodafone' in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 13, 2005) - Og Vodafone (ICEX:OGVODA) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to offer 'BlackBerry® from Vodafone' to mobile customers in Iceland.

As a Partner Network of Vodafone, Og Vodafone will have the exclusive rights to sell the 'BlackBerry from Vodafone' solution in its local market offering customers the BlackBerry 7290™ and BlackBerry 7100v™ wireless devices.

BlackBerry is a leading wireless solution that keeps mobile professionals connected to people and information with efficiency and ease. Og Vodafone will provide corporate subscribers with secure, always-on, push-based, wireless e-mail (including attachment viewing) as well as integrated support for phone, browser, organizer, and corporate data applications through the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution™.

"Our agreement with RIM will bring the world-renowned BlackBerry communications solution to Og Vodafone customers," said Gestur G. Gestsson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Og Vodafone. 'BlackBerry from Vodafone' has been extremely successful in the markets where it has already been launched and both companies are looking forward to bringing the BlackBerry solution to Iceland."

"BlackBerry is a proven and popular communications solution that offers the best mobile experience for users that want access to voice, email and data services from a single wireless device," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to expand our partnership with Vodafone to bring the BlackBerry solution to Og Vodafone customers in Iceland."

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 email and other corporate data.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service™ allows users to access up to 10 supported corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts).

Developed by RIM, the BlackBerry 7290™ and BlackBerry 7100v™ are both quad band mobile devices (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz) that support wireless access to email, phone, organizer, Internet browser, text messaging and corporate data applications. Both devices incorporate Bluetooth® support for hands-free calls with a wireless headset or car kit. The BlackBerry 7290 features a full QWERTY keyboard while the BlackBerry 7100v features the popular SureType™ keyboard technology that effectively converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a traditional 'candy bar' phone design. Both devices also enable intuitive navigation for easy handling on the go.

About Og Vodafone

Og Vodafone is the dual-brand name for Og Fjarskipti hf's telecommunications network and services in Iceland, which was launched in co-operation with the Vodafone Group. Through the wide-reaching co-operation agreement with Vodafone in marketing and sales as well as service and technological matters, Og Vodafone brings Icelanders world-class telecommunications services.

The company, which commenced operation on 16 April 2003, is the outcome of a merger of 3 companies: Islandssimi, Tal and Hallo! Frjals fjarskipti. Through its partnership with Vodafone, Og Vodafone will continue in the footsteps of its predecessors. Og fjarskipti is listed on the Icelandic Stock Exchange, ICEX:OGVODA. For more information visit

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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