RIM Announces Plans to Launch BlackBerry Service in China

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BEIJING, CHINA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 11, 2006) -
Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that
China Mobile Communications Co., Ltd (China Mobile) plans to offer
BlackBerry=AE in China.

RIM and China Mobile will initially focus on supporting multinational
corporations with operations in China. China Mobile will soon offer
BlackBerry service nationwide and provide SIM cards to support
BlackBerry service. Availability of BlackBerry Wireless HandheldsTM and

BlackBerry Enterprise ServerTM will be announced at a later date.

"Millions of mobile professionals around the world have recognized the
unique security, manageability, efficiency and reliability of the
BlackBerry architecture," said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at
RIM. "We are very excited to bring BlackBerry to China. The
collaboration of China Mobile and RIM will extend the reach of
BlackBerry to a large and important market."

BlackBerry on China Mobile's GPRS network will enable corporate
customers to enjoy wireless access to email, phone, organizer, Internet

and other corporate data applications.


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