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T-Mobile And RIM Launch The New BlackBerry 8700g In The UK


London, U.K. and Waterloo, ON - T-Mobile UK and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced an expansion of T-Mobile’s portfolio of BlackBerry® devices with the introduction of the new BlackBerry 8700g™. The device is expected to be available from T-Mobile throughout the UK from early February.

The BlackBerry 8700g, developed and manufactured by RIM, has a full QWERTY keyboard in a new, sleek, lightweight design.

In addition to standard BlackBerry functionality including support for ’push’ email, phone, text messaging, browser, organizer and corporate data applications, the BlackBerry 8700g was completely re-engineered to boost performance and features an Intel processor as well as 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SRAM. The BlackBerry 8700g delivers faster Web browsing, attachment viewing and application performance. Using the BlackBerry 8700g, users can also view common attachments such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

The BlackBerry 8700g features a bright, high resolution, landscape QVGA (320x240) LCD display that supports more than 65,000 colors to deliver vivid graphics. The screen offers excellent indoor and outdoor readability by featuring an intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments. The device also features Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with headsets and car kits, as well as a speakerphone.

“The extension of our BlackBerry range of devices is vital to meet the mobile access needs of both business customers as well as consumers,” said Camilla Cochrane, T-Mobile UK BlackBerry Marketing Manager. “We are pleased to include the BlackBerry 8700g in our suite of devices to further enable our customers to improve their productivity, reduce costs and enhance communications through the seamless use of wireless information.”

“The BlackBerry 8700g delivers a major leap forward in performance together with a sleek and stylish design and a vivid color display. We think T-Mobile customers in the UK will be very impressed with the new look and feel of the BlackBerry 8700g,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.

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/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

About T-Mobile International

T-Mobile International is one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom`s three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States.

By Q3 2005, about 83 million customers were served in nine T-Mobile markets.

And all that over a common technology platform based on GSM, the world’s most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service.

T-Mobile also is partner of FreeMove, an alliance formed by four of Europe’s leading mobile companies - Orange, Telefónica Móviles, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) and T-Mobile – to help their customers communicate as easily while travelling abroad as they do at home.

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About Research In Motion

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 e-mail, 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. 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 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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