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Research In Motion

September 13, 2005 01:00 ET

Siminn Brings BlackBerry to Mobile Professionals in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 13, 2005) - Siminn and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to introduce BlackBerry® to mobile professionals in Iceland.

BlackBerry, developed by RIM, is an advanced, push-based wireless communications solution for mobile users that provides integrated support for wireless email, phone, browser, organizer and corporate data applications. Siminn will initially introduce the BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld™ that will operate on Siminn's GSM/GPRS network.

"Siminn is committed to providing its customers with the best mobile solutions on the market, and BlackBerry is the leading wireless solution for mobile customers that want to stay connected and productive while on the go," said Saevar Freyr Thrainsson, Vice President, Siminn. "We are pleased to bring BlackBerry to our customers, providing them with an advanced wireless solution for their communication and information needs."

For corporate customers, Siminn will provide the BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ software, which tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and Novell GroupWise® to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.

For individuals and smaller businesses, Siminn offers BlackBerry Internet Service™, which allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

"BlackBerry continues to grow in popularity as the leading wireless data solution because it provides an optimized customer experience that stands out in terms of functionality, ease-of-use, security, manageability and reliability," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "Siminn's customers will soon be able to enjoy the flexibility and productivity benefits experienced by over three million BlackBerry users around the world today."

Features of the BlackBerry 7290™ include:

- Email, phone, browser, SMS, and organizer applications in a single handheld

- Quad band handheld, operates on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS wireless networks, allowing for international roaming between North America, Europe and Asia Pacific(i)

- Bluetooth support for hands-free voice communications

- Ample memory for application and data storage

- Easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard

- Easy-to-navigate menus and interface

- Bright, backlit 240x160 display supporting over 65,000 colors

- Java™-based development platform built on open standards

- Integrated attachment viewing (including support for popular file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, ASCII, jpegs and tiffs)

- Sleek design with a light and comfortable feel

(i)Check with Siminn for roaming services

About Siminn

Iceland Telecom provides all telecommunications-, mobile-, and Internet services to corporate clients. Our range of services and solutions include Centrex network solutions, mobile subscriptions and ISDN telephone connections.

Iceland Telecom is the leading provider of wireless communications services in Iceland. With us you can find the mobile subscription that suits all needs. Our services include a wide range of various SMS, WAP and MMS services as well as info- and entertainment services. This service is available for both pre- and postpaid customers.

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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