ooVoo to Launch Free Video Chat and IM Solution for the BlackBerry 10 Platform

Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00am EST

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Research In Motion

January 29, 2013 - 08:00:00 AM

ooVoo to Launch Free Video Chat and IM Solution for the BlackBerry 10 Platform

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2013) -
ooVoo, one of the largest independent social video chat provider with 66
million registered subscribers, and Research In Motion (RIM)
(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that ooVoo will bring its
next-generation HD video communications service to the BlackBerry(R) 10
platform. 

The BlackBerry 10 platform allows the ooVoo service to easily integrate with
voice, video and the remarkably fast BlackBerry 10 browser, which will give
BlackBerry 10 customers a multiplatform solution for video chat and instant
messaging with friends, family and colleagues. With ooVoo, up to 12 contacts
can connect at the same time, allowing customers to stay connected and share
experiences. 

"ooVoo serves more than one billion minutes of video each month to
subscribers. By bringing ooVoo HD video chat to the BlackBerry 10 platform
BlackBerry 10 customers will be able to video chat and share videos anytime
with the millions of ooVoo's daily active users on virtually any mobile or
desktop platform," said Jay Samit, President of ooVoo. 

ooVoo will be integrated into the basic calling functionality in BlackBerry
10, making it easy for customers to flow directly from a voice call to an
ooVoo video call. ooVoo's cloud-based service provides remarkable video
quality. BlackBerry 10 customers will be able to chat cross-platform, and take
advantage of the social features that ooVoo provides, for free(i). 

"As a leader in communications, we understand the importance of bringing
people together in an innovative way that is easy to use," said Martyn
Mallick, Vice President Global Alliances and Business Development at Research
In Motion. "ooVoo will be a fantastic choice for BlackBerry 10 customers
looking for a multi-user video communications service that can connect them to
their contacts on virtually any computer or mobile device, and we are pleased
to work with ooVoo to help bring their service to our customers."

ooVoo's innovative Watch Together(TM) feature allows customers to have group
video viewing experiences within video calls. ooVoo's customers can
incorporate video calling with friends and family into their daily lives by,
for example, bringing friends along on shopping trips through ooVoo to get
real-time opinions on choices, or mommy group members showing the latest
happenings - whether milestone or mysterious spots - for opinions in
real-time.

Pricing and Availability

ooVoo is a free service, and will be offered for BlackBerry 10 smartphones on
the BlackBerry(R) World(TM) storefront later this year. 

(i) Wireless data changes may apply to customers on limited mobile data plans.
Check with your carrier.

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.

About ooVoo, LLC

ooVoo provides a high-quality, free, social video chat service and integrated
instant messaging for more than 66 million registered users worldwide.
Bringing multi-party HD video chat to users around the world, ooVoo enables
people to connect with their friends, family and community via 12-way video
chat over the Web, Facebook, desktop, any Android or iOS-based mobile or
tablet device, and soon BlackBerry 10, using cloud-based connectivity. Named
"Best of the Year" by PC Magazine in 2011, the free, award-winning ooVoo
mobile app can be downloaded at www.ooVoo.com.

Headquartered in New York City, ooVoo is a privately-held company funded by
Myrian Capital, a growth capital firm with investments in video
communications, social media and advanced advertising, www.myriancapital.com.
Follow ooVoo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ooVoo and through Twitter at
www.twitter.com/ooVoo.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Media Contacts:
FOR RIM:
Research In Motion Limited
Samantha Lowe
519-888-7465 ext. 71155
slowe@rim.com


FOR ooVoo:
Zeno Group
Jacqueline Cox
Jacqueline.cox@zenogroup.com


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