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Maxis and RIM Launch the BlackBerry 8700g in Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Waterloo, ON - Maxis Communications Berhad (“Maxis”) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced the BlackBerry® 8700g™ for customers in Malaysia.

Operating on Maxis’ high-speed EDGE network, the new BlackBerry 8700g features a completely re-engineered device platform that offers the best combined data and voice experience for mobile professionals. With a powerful Intel processor, 64 MB flash memory and 16 MB SDRAM, the BlackBerry 8700g provides noticeably faster web browsing, attachment viewing and application performance.

“We are very excited to work with RIM to launch the new BlackBerry 8700g. As Maxis is the only mobile operator in Malaysia offering BlackBerry solutions on EDGE technology, our customers are assured of speedier connectivity, greater mobility and convenience,” said Fitri Abdullah, Maxis Senior General Manager and Head of Enterprise Business Division. “With over 1,500 base stations powering EDGE technology that provides up to three times the data speed of GPRS and a nationwide GPRS network, our customers are seamlessly connected wherever they go.”

The quad-band BlackBerry 8700g includes premium phone features such as dedicated phone keys, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, speakerphone, and Bluetooth® support for hands-free headsets and car kits.

In addition, the BlackBerry 8700g incorporates a QVGA (320 x 240) LCD display with a unique light sensing technology that automatically adjusts the display and keyboard lighting levels to provide optimized visibilityin outdoor, indoor and dark environments.

“The stylish and sophisticated BlackBerry 8700g, together with Maxis’ EDGE network, offers customers an exceptional web browsing and mobile application experience,” said Norm Lo, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “We are very pleased to be working with Maxis to bring the innovative BlackBerry 8700g to customers in Malaysia.”

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.

Maxis Communications Berhad

Maxis is Malaysia’s leading telecommunications company and market leader that provides high quality voice and data services to close to 8 million customers. Its mobile postpaid and prepaid services are offered under the Maxis and Hotlink brands respectively. The company reaffirmed its leading position through a clear strategy of developing premium brands, providing quality network and customer services and introducing innovative services and products. Maxis also offers domestic fixed line and international gateway services. Its broadband infrastructure includes fibre optic, microwave and VSAT technologies. Maxis’ regional footprint include operations in Indonesia through subsidiary, PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler, and India through Aircel Limited. For more information on Maxis, 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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