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RIM Announces BlackBerry Connect for the New Sony Ericsson P990 and M600


Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced it is extending its relationship with Sony Ericsson to bring BlackBerry® connectivity to the new Sony Ericsson P990 and M600 phones. The P990 and M600 are based on the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 platform.

The Sony Ericsson P990 and M600 with BlackBerry Connect™ will allow customers to choose and enjoy the feature-rich capabilities of each phone together with RIM’s popular BlackBerry services. Supported BlackBerry features include push-based wireless email access, wireless email reconciliation and attachment viewing through BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ and BlackBerry Internet Service™. Additional features supported through BlackBerry Enterprise Server include:

wireless calendar synchronization;
remote look-up of corporate email address directory;
Triple DES encryption; and
IT policy enforcement and commands (such as remotely disabling or wiping data from a device in the event it is lost or stolen).
The P990 is the next in a line of successful Sony Ericsson smartphones (including the P800, P900 and P910) and is based on the same proven concept and recognizable form factor. The M600 provides email capabilities and a mobile phone together in an extremely stylish, slim device featuring a touch-screen display and handwriting recognition software.

“Last year we successfully launched BlackBerry Connect on the P910 with many global operators. We are now looking forward to offering BlackBerry Connect on our latest devices,” said Brendan Press, Head of Enterprise Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Sony Ericsson is committed to working with partners such as RIM to provide empowering mobile solutions for business customers.”

“We are working with Sony Ericsson to provide customers and carrier partners with a broader choice of handsets that can leverage the unique strengths and reliability of the proven BlackBerry platform,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Connect and the BlackBerry platform provide a powerful and optimized wireless solution that is designed to satisfy the distinct requirements of end-users, IT departments and carriers.”

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino 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.

The Sony Ericsson P990 and M600 phones with BlackBerry Connect will be demonstrated at the RIM and Sony Ericsson booths (#B42, Hall 8 and #BO2a, Hall 8 respectively) at 3GSM from February 13 – 16, 2006.

About Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, PC-cards and M2M solutions. Established as a joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in 2001, with global corporate functions located in London, the company employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. Sony Ericsson is the global title sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association, and works with the Association to promote the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in over 80 cities during the year. For more information on Sony Ericsson, please 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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