BlackBerry technology expanding in the Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & WATERLOO, Ontario – Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to launch the BlackBerry(R) wireless solution next month in Trinidad and Tobago, one of the key commercial hubs in the Caribbean, TSTT will offer the Blackberry 7290(TM), the BlackBerry 7100g(TM), BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0 and BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) in conjunction with TSTT’s world-class GSM/GPRS mobile network.

“BlackBerry is an important addition to our portfolio of solutions,” said Carlos Espinal, Chief Executive Officer at TSTT. “TSTT operates the country’s largest and most advanced mobile network and business leaders across all sectors in Trinidad and Tobago rely on us to provide them with leading communications and productivity solutions.

This will give TSTT’s customers wireless data services that are superior to anything else available in Trinidad and Tobago.” “We are very pleased to be working with TSTT to bring BlackBerry to this important regional market,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry will enable greater mobility and productivity for government, corporate and individual customers in Trinidad and Tobago.”

The BlackBerry 7290 and BlackBerry 7100g are both quad band mobile devices (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz) that support wireless access to email, phone, organizer, Internet browser, text messaging and corporate data applications. Both devices incorporate Bluetooth(R) support for hands-free calls with a wireless headset or car kit. The BlackBerry 7290 features a full QWERTY keyboard while the BlackBerry 7100g features the popular SureType(TM) keyboard technology that effectively converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a traditional ‘candy bar’ phone design. Both devices also enable intuitive navigation for easy handling on the go.

“Being the first to bring BlackBerry to Trinidad and Tobago solidifies TSTT’s position as the industry leader for communications technology in the country. Putting the best-in-class services and technology of BlackBerry into the hands of mobile professionals will further fuel T&T’s strong economic performance and unearth new commercial opportunities” said Espinal.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) tightly integrates with Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R) Domino(TM) and Novell GroupWise(TM) enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data.

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

Cable & Wireless launches BlackBerry in Panama

Cable & Wireless is offering the Blackberry 7290(TM), the BlackBerry 7100g(TM), BlackBerry Internet Service(TM) and Blackberry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0.

The BlackBerry platform, together with the Cable & Wireless GSM/GPRS network, provides mobile professionals and organizations with always-on access to email, phone and data applications from a single device. BlackBerry users can manage their information and communications while on the go.

The BlackBerry 7290 and the BlackBerry 7100g deliver an exceptional voice and data experience with quad-band support (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) for domestic and international roaming(i) and feature Bluetooth(R) support for headsets and car kits. In addition, both devices feature 32 MB flash memory and 4 MB SRAM.

The BlackBerry 7290 incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard with highlighted number keys for easy dialing and typing. The BlackBerry 7100g features SureType(TM), an innovative keyboard technology that effectively converges a phone keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit elegantly within the size constraints of a traditional ‘candy bar’ phone design.

Over four million subscribers use BlackBerry services today around the globe. (BUSINESS WIRE)

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