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mobilkom austria and RIM bring the new EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8700v to Austria


Vienna, Austria and Waterloo, ON - mobilkom austria and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the new BlackBerry® 8700v™ in Austria. The BlackBerry 8700v is ideal for users who require uncompromising email, voice and browsing performance in an all-in-one device.

The BlackBerry 8700v device platform was completely re-engineered to boost performance and features a powerful Intel processor, as well as 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SRAM. The BlackBerry 8700v delivers faster web browsing, application performance and attachment viewing and includes a full QWERTZ keyboard in a new, sleek, lightweight design. It also features premium phone features including dedicated ‘send,’ ‘end’ and ‘mute’ keys, advanced call management features, speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with headsets and car kits.

The BlackBerry 8700v features a bright, high resolution LCD display that supports over 65,000 colors and features an intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts the display and keyboard lighting to ensure the brightness is at an optimal level for the user’s environment.

“Austrian customers can purchase the new BlackBerry 8700v and benefit from mobilkom austria’s fast network to experience the full capabilities of this new device,” said Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter, CMO, mobilkom austria. “The BlackBerry 8700v is a great addition to our portfolio of BlackBerry devices for both business and individual customers who need to access information while on the go.”

“The BlackBerry 8700v, together with mobilkom’s high speed EDGE network, delivers a highly responsive user experience when browsing the web, running applications and viewing attachments,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “We’re extremely pleased to be working with mobilkom to bring the new BlackBerry 8700v to customers in Austria.”

“I’m very pleased that the BlackBerry 8700v will be available to Mobilkom’s mobile customers in Austria. Utilizing the Intel XScale® architecture and the Intel PX901 cellular processor, it enables exceptional wireless communications capabilities and provides users with the increased processing power needed to run a variety of applications without compromising battery life,” said Hannes Schwaderer, Regional Manager for Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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 mobilkom austria

With nearly 3.4 million customers and a market share of 39,1%, mobilkom austria is Austria’s leading mobile operator. The company, headquartered in Vienna, has generated revenues of EUR 1,678.7 million in the 2004 business year. The company is wholly owned by Telekom Austria, which is listed on the Vienna and New York stock exchanges. mobilkom austria’s innovation leadership is marked by the worldwide first GPRS Launch in August 2000 and Europe’s first national UMTS network launched in Austria in September 2002. With the mobilkom austria group, the success of mobilkom austria extends beyond Austria’s borders. The mobilkom austria group includes mobilkom austria, VIPnet in Croatia, Si.mobil in Slovenia, Mobiltel in Bulgaria and mobilkom liechtenstein.

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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