Research In Motion

Research In Motion
Rogers Wireless

Rogers Wireless
Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc.

September 27, 2005 00:01 ET

Rogers Wireless Premiers Yahoo! Messenger On BlackBerry

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 27, 2005) - Rogers Wireless, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the availability of Yahoo! Messenger® on BlackBerry® for Rogers Wireless customers. The Yahoo! Messenger application leverages BlackBerry "push" technology to deliver a premier instant messaging (IM) experience for Rogers Wireless' mobile customers.

"Rogers has a broad relationship with Yahoo! and a long, successful history providing BlackBerry in Canada, so we're thrilled to extend the Yahoo! experience to our loyal BlackBerry customers with this enhanced communications solution," said Raj Doshi, Vice President, Device and Product Management, Rogers Wireless. "Yahoo! Messenger and BlackBerry continue to grow in popularity as more customers seek ways to remain connected to people and information throughout the day. By offering Yahoo! Messenger services on BlackBerry devices, our mobile customers will enjoy a truly integrated communications experience, extending the popular desktop-based Yahoo! Messenger experience to BlackBerry, to accept and initiate conversations, regardless of location."

Yahoo! Messenger services on the BlackBerry platform allow customers to access their existing Yahoo! contact lists, see which friends/colleagues are online, send and receive instant messages, have multiple conversations at once, participate in online conferences and even send and view emoticons. In addition, users will enjoy the same easy-to-use and familiar Yahoo! Messenger interface to invite, accept and reply to invitations into the Yahoo! Messenger community, as well as set a custom notification (e.g. a ringtune or vibration) that identifies when the user receives a new Yahoo! Messenger message.

"We are delighted to be working with Rogers Wireless and RIM to extend the Yahoo! Messenger experience to Rogers Wireless' BlackBerry customers," said Kerry Munro, General Manager, Yahoo! Canada. "Yahoo! Messenger is an essential communication tool for many Canadians and by extending it to BlackBerry devices, Rogers customers not only have another way to access the Yahoo! community but also have the freedom to keep using it while on the go."

"BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry platform are optimized to support an exceptional messaging experience, allowing users to remain connected to people and information while on the go," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to work with Yahoo! and Rogers Wireless to extend the popular Yahoo! Messenger service to the push-based BlackBerry platform."

Yahoo! Messenger continues to be a leader in the marketplace by bringing together the most relevant features into one comprehensive instant messaging suite, and providing the greatest choice for consumers to stay close to each other. This new mobile service requires that the user has a pre-existing Yahoo! username and password which consumers can obtain free of charge from Yahoo! Canada ( and Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet customers can use their Rogers Yahoo! username and password. To use Yahoo! Messenger on BlackBerry, customers can visit to install the Yahoo! Messenger software onto a BlackBerry device and then set up a Yahoo! ID display name. More information on user instructions can be found at and at

About Rogers Wireless

Rogers Wireless Inc. is Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications services provider with offices in Canadian cities across the country, more than 5.9 million customers, and two powerful brands: Rogers Wireless and Fido. Rogers Wireless, which operates Canada's largest integrated wireless voice and data network, providing advanced voice and wireless data solutions to customers from coast to coast, is Canada's only carrier operating on the GSM/GPRS technology platform, the world standard for wireless communications technology. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.

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, device, 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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