BlackBerry Statement

Wed Feb 6, 2013 2:01pm EST

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February 6, 2013 - 02:01:16 PM

BlackBerry Statement

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2013) - BlackBerry(R)
(NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today issued the following statement:

"In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a
new BlackBerry smartphone. In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other
launch day in our history in Canada," said Thorsten Heins, President & CEO of
BlackBerry. "In the UK, we have seen close to three times our best performance
ever for the first week of sales for a BlackBerry smartphone."

About BlackBerry 

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the
mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to
inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by
continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and
based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America,
Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Research In Motion announced that
effective January 30, 2013, the Company would operate around the world under
the iconic name BlackBerry. The legal name of the company has not changed, but
the Company will do business as BlackBerry until shareholders vote for the
official change at the Company's Annual General Meeting later in 2013.
Effective Monday, February 4, 2013, the Company commenced trading under its
new ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the
NASDAQ. For more information, visit 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Media Contact:
BlackBerry Media Relations
+1 519 597-7273
mediarelations@rim.com


Investor Contact:
BlackBerry Investor Relations
519-888-7465
investor_relations@rim.com
www.blackberry.com
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