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Globe Telecom and RIM Launch the BlackBerry 8700g in the Philippines


Manila, Philippines and Waterloo, ON - Globe Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announce the new BlackBerry® 8700g™. Operating on Globe’s high-speed EDGE network, the BlackBerry 8700g provides the ultimate blend of performance, design and function, featuring a completely re-engineered device platform with expanded memory and a powerful Intel® XScale® processor.

“We are very excited to be working with RIM to launch the new BlackBerry 8700g in the Philippines,” said Daniel David, Globe Telecom Head of Corporate Business Group. “Leveraging the proven BlackBerry technology, innovative design and advanced features, the BlackBerry 8700g enables connectivity and productivity for mobile professionals who want an excellent web browsing and mobile application experience.”

“The BlackBerry 8700g delivers an unmatched mobile experience for customers in the Philippines,” said Norm Lo, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “The stylish design, powerful functionality and exceptional application performance makes the BlackBerry 8700g a great choice for Globe’s corporate and individual customers.”

The EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8700g features a full QWERTY keyboard, 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SDRAM, offering enhanced data and voice functionality in a sleek design. The BlackBerry 8700g also includes premium phone features such as quad-band support, dedicated “send”, “end” and “mute” keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, speakerphone, and Bluetooth® support for hands-free headsets and car kits.

In addition, the BlackBerry 8700g incorporates a QVGA (320 x 240) LCD display with a unique light sensing technology that automatically adjusts the display and keyboard lighting levels for optimized viewing in outdoor, indoor and dark environments.

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.

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

About Globe

Globe Telecom has a long history of uniting people by forging strong links of communication throughout the Philippines and with the world. From its humble beginnings as a radio and telegraph company in the 1920s, Globe has steadily evolved to become the industry leader that it is today. In 1993, Globe formed a partnership with SingTel International to further expand its capability to service the increasing telecommunications needs of a growing and vibrant economy.

Globe has the distinction of being the first mobile services provider in the Philippines to offer SMS, MMS and other technological innovations. Globe also offers business solution packages through GlobeSolutions and wireline and Internet services through Innove Communications.

Globe’s corporate leadership and pioneering services have been recognized by industry stalwarts in the region. Some of its most recent accolades include “Most Innovative Service of the Year 2004” for its over-the-air reloading application Share-a-Load, from Asian MobileNews, and Best Asian GSM Carrier from Telecom Asia Awards 2004.

Globe is listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: GLO). For more information, visit

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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