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March 18, 2004

T-Mobile to Offer BlackBerry Connectivity Support for MDA II, Sony Ericsson P900 and Nokia 6820 to Customers in Europe

T-Mobile will Broaden Choice of BlackBerry Solutions for Enterprise and Individual Use

CeBIT, Hanover, Germany - T-Mobile International and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to offer BlackBerry® services on a broader range of devices later this year. Support for both BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ and 'Instant E-Mail' with BlackBerry* will be offered.

T-Mobile International and Research In Motion are working together to allow T-Mobile customers to use the push-based BlackBerry services to automatically deliver email and other data to and from a range of wireless devices.

With support for BlackBerry connectivity, users of MDA II, Sony Ericsson P900 and Nokia 6820 will benefit from the ease of information access and enhanced security capabilities that the BlackBerry platform provides, together with the T-Mobile service coverage and experience and all the existing functionality and features of the handsets.

"T-Mobile customers are extremely satisfied with the ease and simplicity of the BlackBerry services. We are now very pleased to extend these services by giving our customers a choice of which device to receive their email on while on the move," said Celia Francis, Executive Vice President Business Products & Services at T-Mobile.

"We are pleased to be working with T-Mobile to provide end-user customers with the BlackBerry experience on a range of wireless devices to suit individual needs and preferences," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Research In Motion. "Corporate customers and IT departments will be able to leverage their existing BlackBerry infrastructure and architecture while supporting greater device choice for their users. Individual consumers will enjoy the push-based experience and be able to integrate with their business or personal email accounts."

Through RIM's BlackBerry Connect™ licensing program, corporate customers will be able to connect to BlackBerry Enterprise Server through a number of leading handsets, using the same secure and reliable wireless architecture and infrastructure that has made BlackBerry such a success in the enterprise sector. Smaller businesses and individual consumers will be able to connect to their email accounts using BlackBerry Web Client™ services. BlackBerry integrates with a wide range of email systems, including Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and popular ISP-hosted services.

*Using BlackBerry Web Client

About T-Mobile

T-Mobile International is one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom's four strategic divisions, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. By the end of the first quarter 2003, more than 86 million people were using the mobile communications services provided by companies in which T-Mobile or Deutsche Telekom have a majority or minority stake. And all that over a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service. For more information about T-Mobile International, please visit

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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