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Telefonica Moviles

January 17, 2006 09:28 ET

Telefonica Moviles And RIM Introduce The New BlackBerry 8700g In Spain

MADRID, SPAIN and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 17, 2006) - Telefonica Moviles (NYSE:TEM)(MAD:TEM) and Research In Motion (RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® 8700g™ in Spain. The BlackBerry 8700g features a completely re-engineered device platform that incorporates the powerful Intel PXA901 cellular processor, in addition to offering Catalan language support. The device is expected to be available in February 2006 and will be officially showcased during the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 13-16.

The BlackBerry 8700g, faster and more powerful than its predecessors, has been updated with a sleek and ergonomic design.

The BlackBerry 8700g provides best-in-class performance for email, phone, text messaging, Web browsing, organizer and corporate data applications in a lightweight, all-in-one device. A dramatically enhanced device platform, which includes an Intel PXA901 cellular processor, enables users to experience faster Web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing.

The new BlackBerry 8700g also comes equipped with Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with car kits and headsets and features increased memory (64 MB flash), BlackBerry Messenger, a built-in speakerphone, as well as a high resolution landscape QVGA (320x240) LCD screen that incorporates intelligent light sensing technology to automatically adjust both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.

The BlackBerry 8700g expands Movistar's BlackBerry portfolio, which includes the BlackBerry 7230™, BlackBerry 7100g™, BlackBerry 7290™ as well as BlackBerry Connect™ services with the Nokia 9300.

Features of the BlackBerry 8700g™ include:

- Ergonomic and lightweight design

- QWERTY keyboard for rapid, easy and accurate message composition

- Very intuitive icon-based menu for fast navigation

- High resolution landscape QVGA (320x240) LCD screen

- Intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments

- Increased memory: 64 MB flash

- Powerful Intel PXA901 processor, utilizing the Intel XScale® architecture, which provides users with the increased processing power needed to enjoy a rich user experience while running a variety of applications

- BlackBerry Messenger - Instant Messaging between BlackBerry users

- Global GSM coverage. Quad band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

- Built-in speakerphone

- Bluetooth compatible for hands-free use with car kits and headsets

- Polyphonic and MP3 ring tones.

- High-end phone features including dedicated "Send," "End" and "Mute" keys, plus user definable convenience keys

- Supports viewing of a variety of data and image files including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

About Telefonica Moviles Espana

Telefonica Moviles Espana (, the operator of Telefonica Moviles Group in the Spanish market, has 19.8 million customers -at end of September 2005- and a full range of services and applications portfolio that uses the latest mobile technologies, including UMTS. Telefonica Moviles is one of the world's premier mobile carriers and the leader in the Spanish and Portugues-speaking markets, with operations 15 countries and more than 89 million customers worldwide (at the end of September 2005). Telefonica Moviles shares are quoted on the Spanish markets and New York Stock exchange, under the ticker symbol TEM. Movistar is the commercial brand for all the companies of the Telefonica Moviles Group around the world, except in Morocco and Brazil.

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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