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

Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST

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  WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Jan 28 (MARKET WIRE) --
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.

Contacts:
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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