RIM and T-Mobile Expand BlackBerry Into Hungary and The Czech Republic

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WATERLOO, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 31, 2005–Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX:RIM) and T-Mobile have expanded the reach of BlackBerry(R) with the introduction of the BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld(TM) and BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0 in Hungary and The Czech Republic.


BlackBerry is an award winning wireless platform that keeps mobile customers connected to the people, data and resources that drive their day. BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds(TM) combine phone, email, text messaging, organizer, web and corporate data applications in a single device. The Java(TM)-based BlackBerry 7290(TM) builds upon the proven BlackBerry experience with new features including a quad-band phone, Bluetooth support, a brighter color screen and increased memory – all while maintaining excellent battery life. The BlackBerry 7290 is ideal for mobile professionals who want a superior wireless e-mail and data experience combined with a built-in phone, all in a single, compact device.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) software tightly integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R) Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWise(TM) and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate data. The newly introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 offers exceptional manageability, enhanced security and simplified application development.

T-Mobile International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, was established in December 1999. Deutsche Telekom, within the group, holds direct or indirect investments in mobile communications companies in Europe and the USA, including T-Mobile Czech Republic and T-Mobile Hungary Telecommunication Company Limited.

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(R) wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) 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 www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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