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Mobistar and Research In Motion launch EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 7130g in Belgium


September 13, 2006 - Brussels, Belgium and Waterloo, ON - Mobistar and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the availability of the BlackBerry ® 7130g for business and individual mobile customers in Belgium.

Operating on Mobistar’s high-speed GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless network, the stylish, lightweight handset provides the renowned advantages of the BlackBerry platform and delivers an exceptional mobile experience for Mobistar customers with support for “push” email, phone, text messaging, Web browser, organizer and other mobile applications.

The typing experience on the BlackBerry 7130g is exceptional thanks to RIM’s SureType™ keyboard technology that converges a phone keypad and an AZERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a traditional mobile phone design. SureType provides users with an instinctively familiar look and feel and allows them to dial phone numbers and type messages quickly, accurately and comfortably.

“The BlackBerry 7130g delivers all the benefits of the BlackBerry experience to users who prefer the traditional mobile phone form factor,” said Stephane Beauduin, Head of Business Marketing at Mobistar. “This new offering from Research In Motion represents the perfect way for our customers to reap even more benefits from our high-speed EDGE network for their communications both inside and beyond the workplace.”

“We are really delighted to make the BlackBerry 7130g available to Mobistar customers in Belgium,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 7130g leverages the benefits of Mobistar’s powerful EDGE network together with the robust BlackBerry mobile platform to deliver a powerful and distinct user experience.”

The BlackBerry 7130g incorporates premium phone features such as speed dial, speaker phone, call forwarding and Bluetooth® to enable hands-free options.

The BlackBerry 7130g features a bright 240x260 LCD screen that supports more than 65,000 colors and uses active matrix transmissive technology to deliver exceptionally vivid graphics. It also automatically adjusts both the screen and keyboard lighting to provide the best lighting for 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 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 Mobistar

Mobistar (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: MOBB) is one of the main actors in the world of telecommunications in Belgium, active in mobile telephony, fixed telephony, ADSL and on other markets with a strong growth potential (data transmission, etc.). Mobistar is part of the Orange Group which brings together most of the mobile activities of France Telecom. Mobistar is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange. On 31 June 2006 Mobistar counted a total of 3,019,508 active customers for mobile telephony.

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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