Research In Motion

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SunCom Wireless

SunCom Wireless

August 09, 2005 06:01 ET

SunCom Wireless Introduces the BlackBerry 7100g

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 9, 2005) -

BlackBerry 7100g Offers Advanced Wireless Features with Slim and Stylish Design

SunCom Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the arrival of the BlackBerry® 7100g™ for SunCom's customers in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The BlackBerry® 7100g offers a new choice to mobile professionals who want the power of BlackBerry with the look and feel of a traditional mobile phone.

Operating on the SunCom Wireless GSM/GPRS network, the BlackBerry 7100g combines a full-featured, quad-band mobile phone with an easy-to-use keyboard and large, bright, high-resolution color screen and support for push-based wireless email, text messaging, web browser, personal organizer and corporate data applications - all in a slim and stylish handset. The BlackBerry 7100g offers Bluetooth® support for car kits and hands-free headsets and allows four hours talk time and eight days standby time.

The BlackBerry 7100g incorporates SureType™, an innovative 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.

"The Blackberry 7100g's sleek new design and enhanced capabilities, including Bluetooth technology for hands-free wireless use, is sure to be a hit with individuals and corporations who rely on mobile communications," said Suzanne Lowry, director of product marketing at SunCom. "We are pleased to offer the latest technology with valuable features our customers are seeking."

"The BlackBerry 7100g has widened the market for BlackBerry with its 'candy bar' design," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "RIM's breakthrough SureType keyboard technology enables users to enjoy the many advantages of the BlackBerry platform in a smaller handset design. SureType allows quick, accurate and comfortable typing and dialing with either one-handed or two-handed operation."

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

About SunCom Wireless

SunCom Wireless is an award-winning wireless carrier providing regional, national and international wireless services. The company provides digital wireless communications services in an area covering 14.3 million people in the Southeastern United States and 4.0 million people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information about SunCom products and services, visit or call 877- CALL-SUN (1-877-225-5786).

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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