Research In Motion

Research In Motion

March 31, 2005 04:00 ET

Research In Motion and T-Mobile Expand BlackBerry Into Hungary and The Czech Republic


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MARCH 31, 2005 - 04:00 ET

Research In Motion and T-Mobile Expand BlackBerry Into
Hungary and The Czech Republic

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 31, 2005) - Research In Motion
(RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and T-Mobile have expanded the reach of
BlackBerry® with the introduction of the BlackBerry 7290 Wireless
Handheld™ and BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ v4.0 in Hungary and
The Czech Republic.

BlackBerry is an award winning wireless platform that keeps mobile
customers connected to the people, data and resources that drive their
day. BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™ combine phone, email, text
messaging, organizer, web and corporate data applications in a single
device. The Java™-based BlackBerry 7290™ builds upon the proven
BlackBerry experience with new features including a quad-band phone,
Bluetooth support, a brighter color screen and increased memory - all
while maintaining excellent battery life. The BlackBerry 7290 is ideal
for mobile professionals who want a superior wireless e-mail and data
experience combined with a built-in phone, all in a single, compact
device.

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. The newly introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 offers
exceptional manageability, enhanced security and simplified application
development.

T-Mobile International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom,
was established in December 1999. Deutsche Telekom, within the group,
holds direct or indirect investments in mobile communications companies
in Europe and the USA, including T-Mobile Czech Republic and T-Mobile
Hungary Telecommunication Company Limited.

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.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the
"safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend"
and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by
and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are
cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward
looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects
and product liability, risks related to international sales and
potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or
outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism,
international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating
results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued
acceptance of RIM's products, increased levels of competition,
technological changes and the successful development of new products,
dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on
intellectual property rights and other risks and factors detailed from
time to time in RIM's periodic reports filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities.
The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other
countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks
and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

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