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LUXGSM and RIM Launch the UMTS-enabled BlackBerry 8707v in Luxembourg


BlackBerry 8707v offers high performance and flexibility for staying connected on the go

Luxembourg and Waterloo, ON - LUXGSM and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the UMTS-enabled BlackBerry® 8707v™ for mobile professionals in Luxembourg.

The BlackBerry 8707v supports UMTS networks for national and international connectivity*. It features popular and proven BlackBerry functionality including support for “push” email, phone, text messaging, organizer, browser and other corporate data applications, and can also be used as a tethered modem for laptops. Leveraging LUXGSM’s UMTS network, customers can also speak on the phone and simultaneously send and receive emails, browse the Internet or use other data applications.

“The BlackBerry 8707v is a leap forward in wireless innovation because it elegantly integrates advanced hardware and software technologies in a stylish and light handset, and it also optimizes connectivity and support for UMTS networks,” said Marc Rosenfeld, CEO of LUXGSM “The BlackBerry 8707v is the perfect choice for mobile corporate and individual users that require uncompromising browser, email and voice performance in one device. And with the ability to use the device as a modem for laptops, the BlackBerry 8707v offers users another great way to stay connected.”

“BlackBerry is a proven and popular platform that has been embraced by corporate, government and individual customers around the world for its ability to keep users connected and productive while on the go. We are pleased to work with LUXGSM to offer the BlackBerry 8707v in Luxembourg,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President, EMEA at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 8707v leverages the power of the BlackBerry platform and LUXGSM’s UMTS network to provide users with an exceptional mobile experience, including the flexibility to connect in multiple ways and use voice and data applications simultaneously.”

The BlackBerry 8707v features 64 MB flash memory and a bright, high-resolution color landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen that provides ample workspace to view email, web pages and other mobile applications. An intelligent light sensing technology automatically optimizes the screen and keyboard lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing. The BlackBerry 8707v also integrates 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.

The BlackBerry 8707v features an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard for quick and accurate thumb typing and includes dedicated “send”, “end”, “mute” and “power” convenience keys. A built-in speakerphone enables hands-free conversation and the handset can also be connected to a wireless headset or car kit via Bluetooth®.

The BlackBerry 8707v supports 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS (quad-band) and 2100 MHz UMTS networks.

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™ enables users to manage 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 P&TLuxembourg and LUXGSM

Founded in 1842, P&TLuxembourg is a public service company since 1992. With its 2.700 employees, the company operates postal, financial and telecommunication services. P&TLuxembourg is the leading provider of postal and telecommunication services in Luxembourg. With its lean and easily manageable size, P&TLuxembourg serves private customers as well as business customers including international banks, insurance companies and important European institutions. LUXGSM is the leading mobile network in Luxembourg. Launched in 1994 by P&TLuxembourg with Mobilux and CMD as service providers, LUXGSM has almost 400,000 subscribers. P&T’s 3G-network was launched in June 2003. February 2004 saw the company sign an agreement with Vodafone to exclusively offer LUXGSM to Vodafone customers as well as Vodafone services to LUXGSM customers. For more information, visit or

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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