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KPN and RIM Launch BlackBerry 7130g in the Netherlands


The Hague, Netherlands and Waterloo,ON - KPN and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the immediate availability of the BlackBerry® 7130g™ for corporate and individual customers in the Netherlands.

The elegantly designed, light handset provides all the power of BlackBerry, including support for push-based email, phone, text messaging, Web browser, organizer and other data applications. In addition, the BlackBerry 7130g features premium mobile phone features such as speakerphone, speed dial, call forwarding and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with wireless headsets and car kits, as well as other accessories.

The handset includes 64MB of flash memory to support and store enterprise and consumer applications including productivity tools and games.

The typing experience on the BlackBerry 7130g is exceptional thanks to RIM’s SureType™ keyboard technology that effectively converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a traditional phone design. SureType provides users with an instinctively familiar look and feel and allows them to dial phone numbers and type messages quickly, accurately and comfortably, and dramatically outshines the multi-tap text input approach used on the numerical keypads of traditional mobile phones.

“The BlackBerry 7130g gives users access to popular BlackBerry features in an innovatively designed handset, providing corporate and individual customers with an optimal mobile experience. We are really excited about offering the BlackBerry 7130g to our customers across the Netherlands,” said Albert Vergeer, Business Market Manager for KPN Mobile, The Netherlands.

“Following the extremely successful launch of the BlackBerry 8700g with KPN in March of this year, we are delighted to continue the momentum by introducing the BlackBerry 7130g,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at RIM. “The BlackBerry 7130g is a compelling handset featuring a sleek design that is ideal for mobile professionals that require a range of mobile applications and prefer a traditional mobile phone form factor.”

The BlackBerry 7130g features a bright 240x260 LCD screen that supports more than 65,000 colors and uses active matrix transmissive technology to deliver exceptionally vivid graphics. It also automatically adjusts both the screen and keyboard lighting to provide the best lighting for outdoor, indoor 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™ allows 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 KPN

KPN provides telephone, internet and television services to customers through its fixed network in the Netherlands. For business customers, KPN provides a range of services – from voice, internet and data services to fully-managed outsourced ICT solutions – in the Netherlands and internationally. For both personal and business customers, KPN offers mobile services in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Western Europe

As of June 30, 2006, KPN served 6.4 million fixed-line subscribers and 2.3 million Internet customers in the Netherlands as well as 22.2 million mobile customers in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, while employing 28,536 individuals (26,033 FTEs). KPN was incorporated in 1989 and our shares are listed on the Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt stock exchanges.

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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