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Vodafone and RIM Launch the new BlackBerry 7130v in Spain


July 19, 2006, Madrid, Spain and Waterloo, Canada - Vodafone Spain and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the new BlackBerry® 7130v™ to corporate and individual customers in Spain. The BlackBerry 7130v is ideal for mobile users who require a stylish, slim handset that offers advanced wireless functionality, including support for phone, email, text messaging, Web, organizer and other applications.

Antonio Alemán, Director, Enterprise Business Unit, Vodafone Spain says, “Building upon the successful introduction of the BlackBerry 7100v, the launch of the new BlackBerry 7130v demonstrates the ongoing strategic alliance between RIM and Vodafone Spain; a relationship that allows our customers to enjoy the latest technology on the market as Vodafone continues to lead the mobile data market in Spain.”

“A key factor for success in juggling both a career and a busy personal life is the ability to access information when you need it,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry 7130v keeps users connected to the people and information they need to make better and faster decisions on the move. The BlackBerry 7130v also delivers these advantages in a sleek mobile phone design making it ideal for people looking to replace their older mobile phone.”

The BlackBerry 7130v delivers premium phone features including smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, call forwarding, polyphonic and MP3 ring tones, as well as speakerphone and Bluetooth® support to ensure wide compatibility with wireless headsets and car kits.

The BlackBerry 7130v also features SureType™ keyboard technology, which converges phone and QWERTY keyboard layouts, to allow for quick and accurate dialing and typing. For easy viewing of email, web pages and other applications, the high resolution LCD screen display supports more than 65,000 colors, and incorporates intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts screen and keyboard lighting for indoor, outdoor and dark environments.

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, with a presence in 27 countries, and with agreements with another 27 across the five continents. Vodafone offers a complete range of mobile telecommunication services, including voice and data communication for access to more than 170 million users. Vodafone Spain has more than 13.5 million clients that can take advantage of the experience and scope of this worldwide leader 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 organisations 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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