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April 2, 2004

Always On for Push-Email Access: Siemens and RIM to Integrate BlackBerry Connectivity Solution in Mobile Phones by Siemens

Munich, Germany and Waterloo, Canada - Siemens mobile, the mobile arm of Siemens AG, and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to enable BlackBerry® connectivity on Siemens mobile phones. Siemens and RIM will work together to provide integrated data connectivity capabilities on Siemens mobile phones using BlackBerry email, calendar and browser applications. Siemens plans to introduce a BlackBerry-enabled handset based on its own 65 platform for mobile phones in the fourth quarter of 2004.

RIM's BlackBerry Connect™ licensing program will help Siemens enable its wireless phones to connect to email and corporate data applications via BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ using the same secure, push-based wireless architecture and infrastructure that currently supports thousands of companies and government organizations around the world. The companies also intend to work together to enable Siemens mobile phones to connect to BlackBerry Web Client™ services for individuals and smaller businesses.

"We look forward to working with RIM to integrate the BlackBerry experience with our mobile phones," said Thorsten Heins, President of Mobile Phones within the Information and Communication Mobile group (Siemens mobile). "Our customers want simplicity, power and style all in one device and the unique push-based BlackBerry services will provide users with always-on access to important information."

"We are pleased to work with Siemens to offer BlackBerry email, calendar and browser applications on Siemens mobile phones," said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion. "BlackBerry connectivity on Siemens mobile phones will enable users to stay connected with email and other data applications and allow IT departments and carriers to leverage their existing investments in the BlackBerry platform."

Siemens plans to introduce a BlackBerry-enabled handset based on its 65 platform for mobile phones in the fourth quarter of 2004. The 65 platform is Siemens' latest platform for mobile phones. The company recently has introduced a variety of phones based on this powerful platform for rich multimedia messaging including digital video and photo capabilities.

The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) is one of the world's leading full-line suppliers in the field of mobile communication, offering mobile phones, cordless phones, wireless modules and mobile infrastructure, as well as all radio and switching modules, consulting services and systems integration. The mobile communication arm of Siemens AG markets products and services in more than 120 countries, generating sales of 10 billion with a workforce of some 26,900 people in fiscal 2003 (September 30). Siemens mobile is the world market leader in prepaid solutions and digital cordless phones. More: www.siemens-mobile.com/press.

Research In Motion (RIM) 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 www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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