BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Available Via Webcast on January 30th, 2013

Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST

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Research In Motion

January 28, 2013 - 06:00:00 PM

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Available Via Webcast on January 30th, 2013

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2013) - Research In Motion (RIM)
(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) will be broadcasting the BlackBerry(R) 10 launch event
on January 30th, 2013, via webcast. The event will happen simultaneously in
New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, Jakarta and Delhi. This
day will mark the official launch of its new platform - BlackBerry 10, as well
as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the
smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

A live webcast will be held beginning at 10 am ET, which can be accessed via
http://www1.rim.com/newsroom.html.

Details about BlackBerry 10 can be found at: www.blackberry.com/blackberry10.

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.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian
securities laws, including statements regarding: the Company's current
expectations regarding the timing and scope of the BlackBerry 10 launch; the
unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 devices; the timing for further
details about, and the availability of, BlackBerry 10 devices; the anticipated
benefits of the BlackBerry 10 browser, application ecosystem and catalogue,
multimedia capabilities and user experience; industry partnerships; additional
details regarding the Company's next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform and
smartphones, including key BlackBerry 10 features such as BlackBerry Flow,
BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Balance and the BlackBerry keyboard; and
expectations regarding additional carrier lab entries. The terms and phrases
"to be", "will", "growing", "believe", "looking forward", "expected" and, and
similar terms and phrases are intended to identify these 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, including but
not limited to general economic conditions, product pricing levels and
competitive intensity, supply constraints, the timing and success of new
product introductions, RIM's expectations regarding its business, strategy,
opportunities and prospects, including its ability to implement meaningful
changes to address its business challenges, and RIM's expectations regarding
the cash flow generation of its business.
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, without limitation: RIM's ability to enhance current
products and develop new products and services in a timely manner or at
competitive prices, including risks related to further delays in new product
introductions, including the Company's BlackBerry 10 smartphones; risks
related to intense competition, including RIM's ability to compete in the
tablet market, strategic alliances or transactions within the wireless
communications industry, and risks relating to RIM's ability to maintain or
grow its services revenues; RIM's reliance on carrier partners and
distributors; risks relating to network disruptions and other business
interruptions, including costs, potential liabilities, lost revenue and
reputational damage associated with service interruptions; RIM's ability to
manage inventory and asset risk; RIM's ability to implement and realize the
anticipated benefits of its CORE program; RIM's ability to maintain or
increase its cash balance; security risks and risks related to the collection,
storage, transmission, use and disclosure of confidential and personal
information; RIM's ability to attract and retain key personnel; RIM's ability
to adapt to recent management changes; RIM's reliance on suppliers of
functional components for its products and risks relating to its supply chain;
RIM's ability to maintain and enhance the BlackBerry brand; risks related to
RIM's international operations; risks related to government regulations,
including regulations relating to encryption technology; RIM's reliance on
third-party network infrastructure developers, software platform vendors and
service platform vendors;
RIM's ability to expand and manage its BlackBerry App World applications
catalogue; RIM's reliance on third-party manufacturers; potential defects and
vulnerabilities in RIM's products; risks relating to litigation, including
litigation claims arising from the Company's past practice of providing
forward-looking guidance; RIM's ability to manage its past growth and its
ongoing development of service and support operations; potential additional
charges relating to the impairment of goodwill or other intangible assets
recorded on RIM's balance sheet; disruptions to RIM's business as a result of
shareholder activism; risks related to intellectual property; and difficulties
in forecasting RIM's financial results given the rapid technological changes,
evolving industry standards, intense competition and short product life cycles
that characterize the wireless communications industry. These risk factors and
others relating to RIM are discussed in greater detail in the "Risk Factors"
section of RIM's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual
Report on Form 40-F and the "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking
Statements" section of RIM's MD&A (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.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the
exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM,
Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All
other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are
the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or
liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in
relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Media Contact:
Amy McDowell
519-597-7273
mediarelations@rim.com


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