New BlackBerry 10 Ready Program to Help BlackBerry Enterprise Customers Leverage Existing Investments

Thu Dec 6, 2012 5:00am EST

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  WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Dec 06 (MARKET WIRE) --
Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the
BlackBerry(R) 10 Ready Program. The program is designed to address the
needs of BlackBerry enterprise customers as they prepare their
environments for the launch of BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise
Service 10, RIM's powerful new multiplatform enterprise mobility
management solution. The program will be introduced in a phased approach
with four components. Two of the components - The BlackBerry 10 Ready
Offer and the BlackBerry 10 Ready Webcast Series - are available today.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server License Trade Up and BlackBerry 10
Readiness Services components will be available ahead of the global
BlackBerry 10 launch on January 30, 2013.

    "We remain committed to our enterprise customers and want to provide them
with a head start on understanding the power of BlackBerry 10 and
preparing their existing environments for the new mobile computing
platform," said Bryan Lee, Senior Director, Enterprise at RIM. "The
BlackBerry 10 Ready Program gives customers access to a variety of
services, information, tools, and special offers to help ease their
transition to BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10."

    BlackBerry 10 Ready Offer 

    BlackBerry customers with BlackBerry Technical Support at the Advantage
level or higher are eligible to receive a free BlackBerry 10
smartphone.(i) Customers will need to install and run BlackBerry(R)
Mobile Fusion (which will be succeeded by BlackBerry Enterprise Service
10), and successfully complete an exclusive online learning course to
qualify. Upon the launch of BlackBerry 10, the organization will receive
a free BlackBerry 10 smartphone. 

    BlackBerry 10 Webcast Series 

    The weekly BlackBerry 10 webcast series is designed to share information,
answer questions about RIM's enterprise product portfolio, and prepare
enterprise customers with the tools they need ahead of launch. The
webcasts will be supported in multiple languages. 

    BlackBerry Enterprise Server License Trade Up 

    RIM will be offering customers who purchase BlackBerry 10 smartphones the
ability to trade up their existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server licenses
on a one for one basis for free, until December 31, 2013.(ii) The license
trade up offer will allow customers to secure and manage their BlackBerry
10 smartphones with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. Customers will be
able to access an online tool for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
License Trade Up in January 2013.

    BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services 

    This set of services will provide customers with a smooth migration path
to BlackBerry 10. Change management and planning migration tools, and
application development services will be available in January 2013. For
more details customers can email BB10EnterpriseServices@rim.com.

    For more information about the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program please visit
www.blackberry.com/blackberry10ready.

    To register for the BlackBerry 10 Webcast Series, and to get a complete
list of dates and times, please visit
www.blackberry.com/blackberry10webcasts. 

    (i) Offer available while supplies last. Limit one (1) device per
company. Offer currently only available for customers in North America.
(Additional countries are expected to follow with similar offers.) Offer
deadline: February 28, 2013. For complete details see Terms and
Conditions: http://www.blackberry.com/business/blackberry-10-ready/free-b
lackberry-10-device/terms-and-conditions.html.

    (ii) Offer applies to BlackBerry Enterprise Server licenses only; not
applicable for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express licenses. Additional
Terms and Conditions apply. 

    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. 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
Gene Nakonechny
+1-519-597-5018
gnakonechny@rim.com

Investor Contact:
RIM Investor Relations
+1-519-888-7465
investor_relations@rim.com

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