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Motorola Ships MPx220 with Blackberry Connect


Motorola Expands Mobile Office Capabilities for Mobile Professionals

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – 12 October 2005 – Motorola today announced the availability of the Motorola MPx220 running Research In Motion’s BlackBerry® Connect™ software. The powerful mobile office capabilities and style of the MPx220 combined with the proven track record of Research In Motion’s Blackberry Connect Service delivers the ultimate productivity tool for professionals on the go.

“Motorola continues to innovate and deliver new ways for customers to take advantage of a better mobile office experience,” said Mark Shockley, vice president of Seamless Mobility Solutions at Motorola. “The integration of Blackberry Connect with the MPx220 is a testament to Motorola’s commitment to delivering the connectivity needed for customers to access their corporate data and resources when they are on the go.”

With BlackBerry Connect, Motorola MPx220 users will enjoy push-based wireless email and attachment viewing via BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ and BlackBerry Internet Service™*. Additional features supported by BlackBerry Enterprise Server include wireless calendar synchronisation, remote address lookup, wireless IT policy support, wireless IT commands and Triple DES encryption.

“Wireless email has become an important productivity tool for businesses and individuals alike,” said Mark Guibert, Vice-President Corporate Marketing, Research In Motion. “We are pleased to work with Motorola to allow Vodacom’s customers to enjoy the popular push-based BlackBerry services together with the many features of the Motorola MPx220.”

The MPx220 provides mobile access to e-mail*, instant messaging* and contacts while boasting the latest in Bluetooth® wireless technology, advanced downloading* capabilities for Windows Mobile and Java applications, a speakerphone and expandable memory. Rounding out its stunning feature line-up is an integrated digital megapixel camera featuring zoom, photo indicator, self-image capabilities, video recorder and video playback.

“BlackBerry® has revolutionised the way we communicate and do business in South Africa, by providing our customers with a secure data solution that combines the efficiency and features of a mobile phone with the benefits of being able to access email and attachments, as well as back-end business applications on the move. Vodacom realises that customers are constantly searching for products that offer convenience, flexibility, mobility and more importantly, secure data access,” said Pieter Uys, Chief Operator Officer, Vodacom. “The addition of BlackBerry® Connect for the Motorola MPx220, further opens the BlackBerry® mobility solution to adapt to individuals’ needs and industry advancements, thereby revolutionising the way we manage our time.”

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange and IBM Lotus® Domino™ 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 many popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

Customers in South Africa that are interested in activating BlackBerry services on the Motorola MPx220 may contact Vodacom SA for more details.

About Motorola
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, on the go. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information:


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