BlackBerry Statement

Wed Feb 6, 2013 2:01pm EST

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  WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Feb 06 (MARKET WIRE) --
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.

Contacts:
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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