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Vodafone Spain and Research In Motion Launch the BlackBerry 8707v in Spain


Madrid, Spain and Waterloo, ON - Vodafone Spain and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the BlackBerry® 8707v™ for corporate and individual users. The BlackBerry 8707v provides mobile users with the connectivity they require in a sleek and stylish design and will operate on Vodafone’s UMTS network in Spain.

The UMTS network enables BlackBerry 8707v users to speak on the phone while simultaneously sending and receiving email, browsing the Internet or using other mobile data applications. The BlackBerry 8707v can also be used as a wireless tethered modem, allowing users to connect to the Internet using their laptop.

“We have an excellent relationship with RIM and we are pleased to offer the BlackBerry 8707v with UMTS support to our customers for the first time in Spain. In addition to enjoying the various BlackBerry applications on the UMTS network, our customers can also use the device as a modem to access the Internet through their PC, giving them the added benefit of broader connectivity when they are on the move,” commented Antonio Alemán, Director, Enterprise Business Unit, Vodafone Spain.

“The BlackBerry 8707v is the perfect business tool for mobile professionals. It delivers all the functionality BlackBerry users have come to rely on, including support for email, phone, calendar, address book, Internet and intranet applications, as well as a tethered modem for their laptops,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President, EMEA, Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 8707v is another breakthrough in mobile communications and we are very pleased to launch it together with Vodafone Spain.”

The BlackBerry 8707v features an intuitive user interface, thumb-operated trackwheel, full QWERTY keyboard, built-in speakerphone, Bluetooth® support, as well as dedicated “send,” “end,” and “mute” keys, making email, browsing and call management fast and easy. The high-resolution color LCD screen provides a large and bright workspace for viewing email, web pages and other data applications. In addition, intelligent light-sensing technology automatically optimizes screen and keyboard lighting levels for indoor and outdoor environments.

The BlackBerry 8707v operates on 2100 MHz UMTS networks and also includes quad-band support on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks. It includes 64MB flash memory, Bluetooth® support for use with wireless headsets and car kits, and a 320x240 QVGA screen that delivers vivid graphics and exceptional readability for web pages, email and attachments of popular formats including JPEG, BMP, TIFF, Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint®, Corel® WordPerfect® and Adobe® PDF.

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™ enables 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 Vodafone Spain

Vodafone Spain is part of the Vodafone Group, the world leader for mobile markets, present in 27 countries, and with agreements with other 27 along the 5 continents. Vodafone offers a complete range of mobile telecommunication services, including voice and data communication for the access to more than 171 million users proportional. The more than 12.4 million clients that Vodafone Spain has take advantage of the experience and capacity of this worldwide leader company that helps its clients - individuals, enterprise and communities - to be better connected to the mobile world.

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 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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