BlackBerry 9620: The First BlackBerry 7 Smartphone for the New Nextel Evolution Network Introduced by Nextel Mexico and RIM

Tue Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST

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  MEXICO CITY, MEXICO and WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Dec 04
(MARKET WIRE) --
Nextel Mexico, and BlackBerry(R)-maker Research In Motion (RIM)
(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today launched the first BlackBerry(R) 7
smartphone for the new Nextel Evolution Network. The stylish new
BlackBerry(R) 9620 smartphone supports all of the core BlackBerry
services that let customers keep connected and productive, and allows
them to instantly talk with another Nextel customer, or have group chats
with up to twenty five other customers, using Nextel's Evolution Radio
service.

    "BlackBerry smartphones are very popular with our customers in Mexico.
We're excited to offer the new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone with the Nextel
Evolution Radio service, which offers customers instant communications
and additional features such as being able to chat and access the
Internet at the same time. We're pleased to strengthen our relationship
with RIM and expand our portfolio of BlackBerry smartphones," said
Alberto Escobar, Vice President of Marketing for Nextel Mexico.

    "The stylish new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone has what you'd expect a
personal and work phone to have, combining the instant voice
communication that Nextel customers want with the unique features that
only BlackBerry smartphones offer. We're pleased to expand our long
partnership with Nextel and bring the first BlackBerry 7 smartphone with
support for the Nextel Evolution Network to customers in Mexico," said
Jose Maria Fregoso, Managing Director for Mexico at RIM. 

    The new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone from Nextel is an attractive, stylish
handset that houses a fast, powerful processor and support for 3G and
Wi-Fi(R) connectivity. It features a classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard
for quick and easy typing and supports all of the core BlackBerry
messaging and social-centric features that can keep customers connected
to the people and information that matter most to them. On Nextel's
Evolution Radio service, customers can instantly start a conversation
with other personal contacts on the Nextel Evolution Network directly
from their address book, BlackBerry(R) Messenger (BBM(TM)), or instant
messaging apps like Google(TM) Talk, Windows Live(R) Messenger, and
Yahoo!(R) Messenger. While in the middle of a talk session, customers can
seamlessly switch to a regular phone call.

    The smartphone includes a camera with a flash and support for video
recording, built-in GPS for maps and navigation applications as well as
for geo-tagging pictures, and a memory card slot for adding up to 32GB of
additional storage. Customers can enhance their experience with access to
apps and content for work and play, which are available for the
BlackBerry 9620 on the BlackBerry App World(TM) storefront. The
smartphone also features a long lasting battery to help keep customers
connected throughout the day.

    The BlackBerry 9620 smartphone from Nextel is available in Mexico
starting today.

    For more information about the new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone, please
visit: www.nextel.com.mx and www.prensanextel.com.mx.

    About Nextel Mexico

    Nextel Mexico was officially established in Mexico at the beginning of
1998 with aim to provide companies with integral mobile solutions. With
an investment of more than $6.4 billion dollars, Nextel has now extended
its digital network to the main cities in Mexico, and since June 2004,
offers an International Direct Connection service that allows instant
communications in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, USA and
Peru, just by pushing a button. Currently, the company's digital services
are used by more than 3,861,100 subscribers (September 2012) in more than
100 cities in Mexico. For more information please visit the company's
website at www.nextel.com.mx.

    About Research In Motion

    Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation,
revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the
BlackBerry(R) solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services
are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to
the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in
1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North
America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. 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.

    Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the
"safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein,
words such as "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will",
"should", "intend," "believe", and similar expressions, are intended to
identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based
on estimates and assumptions made by RIM in light of its experience and
its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected
future developments, as well as other factors that RIM believes are
appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause RIM's actual
results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those
described in the "Risk Factors" section of RIM's Annual Information Form,
which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F (copies of which
filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors
should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue
reliance on RIM's forward-looking statements. RIM has no intention and
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, except as required by law.

    BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and
logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered
and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Nextel, the
Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect are registered trademarks and/or
service brands used by Nextel Communications, Inc. All other brands,
names and marks are the property of their respective owners. RIM is not
responsible for any third party products or services.

Contacts:
Media Contacts: Research In Motion
Rafael Luna
+52 55 2095 9263
rlunagrajeda@rim.com

Burson-Marsteller (PR agency for Nextel Mexico)
Aline Berumen
+52 55 5351 6547
aline.berumen@bm.com

RIM Investor Relations
519-888-7465
investor_relations@rim.com
Contacts:
Nextel Mexico
Omar Tovar
+52 55 4115 6485
omar.tovar@nextel.com.mx

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