Research In Motion

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Vodafone Greece

Vodafone Greece

September 21, 2005 03:00 ET

Vodafone Introduces BlackBerry For Mobile Professionals in Greece

HALANDRI, GREECE and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 21, 2005) - Vodafone and Research In Motion (RIM) (TSX:RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM;), today introduced BlackBerry® in Greece. BlackBerry is a leading wireless communications solution for mobile professionals. Vodafone Greece will initially offer its customers the BlackBerry 7290™ and BlackBerry 7100v™.

"We are seeing a growing demand for wireless connectivity from mobile professionals in Greece," commented Haris Broumidis, Business Commercial Director, Vodafone Greece. "BlackBerry has redefined the market for wireless push email technology offering a new and reliable communication solution. We are excited about the productivity benefits it will bring our customers, enabling them to remain connected to communications and information while on the go."

Vodafone Greece will initially introduce BlackBerry to corporate users. Vodafone Greece will offer the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution™, which utilizes BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email, and other corporate data.

Using BlackBerry, customers will enjoy integrated attachment viewing with support for popular text and image file formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, ASCII, JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG.

"BlackBerry is a popular and proven wireless solution with over three million subscribers around the world," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at RIM. "The push-based BlackBerry solution will enable Vodafone Greece to provide organizations and users with the productivity, flexibility and mobility they desire."

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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