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TIM Hellas Telecommunications S.A.

TIM Hellas Telecommunications S.A.

September 21, 2005 03:00 ET

TIM Hellas Offers BlackBerry in Greece

ATHENS, GREECE and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 21, 2005) - TIM Hellas Telecommunications S.A. (NASDAQ:TIMHY)(AMSTERDAM:TIMHY), and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the launch of BlackBerry® in Greece. BlackBerry is a leading wireless communications platform that keeps mobile professionals connected to people and information with integrated support for voice, email and data applications.

"We are pleased to offer BlackBerry to our customers, thus delivering on our promise to provide them with wireless freedom coupled with personal control in their communication," said Mr. Damianos Charalambidis, TIM Hellas Chief Commercial Officer. "BlackBerry is the ideal tool for today's mobile professionals who are in demand and on the go, helping them to manage their busy professional and personal lives."

BlackBerry from TIM will provide mobile professionals with easy access to email, phone, text messaging, Internet, organizer and corporate data applications. TIM Hellas will be offering customers the BlackBerry 7290™ and BlackBerry 7100g™.

BlackBerry from TIM will enable customers to increase efficiency in their personal and professional lives by providing two unique solutions:

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ 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, BlackBerry Internet Service™ allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device.

"BlackBerry will help TIM Hellas' customers to stay connected and productive while on the go," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at RIM. "BlackBerry has been embraced by organizations around the world because it provides mobile professionals with unmatched features, performance and usability while providing IT departments with the proper security, manageability and scalability."

Customers travelling abroad will also benefit from BlackBerry as TIM Hellas has already concluded roaming agreements with 61 operators in 35 countries.(a)

About TIM Hellas

TIM Hellas Telecommunications SA (Nasdaq: TIMHY; Amsterdam: TIMHY) is at the forefront of mobile communications in Europe and its brand stands for innovative products and services. The company's stock is publicly traded on the Nasdaq and Amsterdam exchanges.

TIM name and trademark is licensed by TIM Italia S.p.A.

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 e-mail, 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

(a)Please check with TIM Hellas for roaming services.

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