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T-Mobile and RIM launch the new BlackBerry 7130g in the UK


August 24, 2006 - London, England and Waterloo, ON - T-Mobile and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced an expansion of T-Mobile’s portfolio of BlackBerry® handsets with the introduction of the new BlackBerry 7130g™ in the UK.

The BlackBerry 7130g provides an exceptional balance of performance, design and function for users that prefer a narrower phone-style design. It offers a premium phone experience with dedicated phone keys, speakerphone, polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, Bluetooth® support, quad-band network support for international roaming* and intuitive call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and call forwarding. It also features SureType™ keyboard technology that enables quick and accurate message typing and phone dialing.

The BlackBerry 7130g features a re-engineered device platform and 64 MB flash memory, providing users with a highly responsive experience when browsing the web, viewing attachments and graphics, and running other mobile applications.

The BlackBerry 7130g also features a bright, high resolution color LCD display that incorporates intelligent light sensing technology to automatically optimize screen lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing.

Derek Williamson, Head of Business Marketing, T-Mobile UK says, “BlackBerry is becoming increasingly vital in helping both business customers and consumers access information when they want, where they want. T-Mobile is pleased to include the BlackBerry 7130g in our suite of BlackBerry offerings that further enable our customers to improve their productivity, reduce costs and enhance communications through the seamless access to information.”

“The BlackBerry solution provides users with the flexibility to manage their communication and information needs at their convenience – whether at home, while traveling or while in the office,” said Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA at Research In Motion. “We are delighted to be working with T-Mobile to bring the BlackBerry 7130g to the UK for users that want uncompromised BlackBerry functionality in a sleek design.”

For larger businesses, the BlackBerry 7130g is supported by BlackBerry Enterprise Server™, which tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino® and Novell® GroupWise® and works with existing enterprise systems to provide users and IT managers with advanced security features and enterprise-grade functionality, including push-based connectivity, single mailbox integration, remote address book look-up, and access to the hundreds of enterprise applications that are wirelessly enabled by the BlackBerry platform.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service™ allows users to access 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 T-Mobile

T-Mobile is one of the world’s largest mobile operators with around 80 million customers worldwide and in the UK it is the network of choice for over 16 million customers, more than any other UK network.

T-Mobile has a range of innovative products and services such as Business 1-Plan, U-Fix, a tariff that combines pay-as-you-go and a monthly contract and Web’n’Walk Professional, which enables customers to access their systems and information on the move. T-Mobile’s network coverage is among the best in the UK (over 99% of the UK population) with one of the lowest dropped call rates. It offers the largest worldwide Wi-Fi network, with over 1,000 HotSpots in business-friendly locations in the UK and 19,000 worldwide, and offers a rapidly expanding 3G network across the UK.

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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

*Check with T-Mobile for roaming services.

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