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September 28, 2004

PalmSource and RIM Announce Release of Email API to Developers

Email API will enable development of secure mobile data applications

MUNICH, Germany, PalmSource™ Euro DevCon - PalmSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSRC), provider of Palm OS®, a leading operating system powering next generation mobile devices and smartphones, and Research in Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) a leading developer of wireless solutions, today announced that PalmSource is making the email API that will be released with the first version of the PalmSource Mail client for BlackBerry Connect™ available to Palm OS developers. The email API is designed to enable developers to leverage the secure BlackBerry® email transport to create secure mobile data applications such as customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), supply chain management (SCM) and mobile field services for the enterprise environment on Palm Powered™ smartphones and mobile devices.

"One of the strengths of the BlackBerry platform is that it enables developers to create secure enterprise applications using a security architecture that meets strict IT requirements and is already widely approved and deployed," said Mike Lazaridis, president and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. "By continuing to work with PalmSource and Palm OS developers, we are leveraging our respective strengths to provide licensees and carriers with the wireless capabilities their customers desire."

"Making this API available to the Palm OS developer community can lead to new enterprise solutions for the Palm OS platform and further demonstrates our commitment to mobile data and enterprise solutions," said David Nagel, president and chief executive officer for PalmSource. "We believe that Palm OS®, together with RIM's innovative BlackBerry® connectivity will meet the growing needs of our customers and Palm OS developers."

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

About PalmSource

PalmSource, Inc. is the company behind Palm OS®, a leading operating system powering mobile information devices. Approximately 35 million Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones have been sold to date worldwide. Industry leaders Aceeca, AlphaSmart, Fossil, Garmin, GSL, Kyocera, Lenovo, palmOne, QTech, Samsung, Sony, Symbol Technologies and Tapwave license Palm OS to create diverse mobile devices that meet unique customer needs. Palm OS has given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Powered Economy. More information about PalmSource is available at,,, and

Copyright © 2004, PalmSource, Inc. PalmSource, Palm Powered and Palm OS, and their related logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of PalmSource, Inc. or its affiliate in the United States, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other countries. The RIM and BlackBerry families of related marks, images and symbols are trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Safe Harbor Statement
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions if they never materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding release of the email API for the PalmSource™ Mail client for BlackBerry Connect and the BlackBerry Service. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the ability of licensed developers to create secure mobile data applications for Palm Powered devices in a timely manner that meet market demands and help grow the Palm Powered Economy; the ability of PalmSource to grow and maintain its develop community and to compete with existing and new competitors; the continued growth of the smartphone and wireless markets and the penetration of these markets by PalmSource and its licensees; and other risks and uncertainties contained in our public announcements, reports to stockholders and other documents filed with and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended May 28, 2004. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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