BlackBerry Partner Purchases One Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:18pm EDT

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BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) announced today that one of its
established partners has placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10
smartphones, with shipments starting immediately. This order marks the
largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry's history.

    "An order for one million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in
BlackBerry 10," said Rick Costanzo, EVP Global Sales, BlackBerry.
"Consumers are ready for a new user experience, and BlackBerry 10
delivers. With strong partner support, coupled with this truly
re-invented new platform, we have a powerful recipe for success."

    BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones
on January 30th. BlackBerry Z10 is now available for purchase in a number
of markets around the world and will be available in the United States
starting this month. 

    BlackBerry will be reporting results for its fourth quarter and year-end
of fiscal 2013 on March 28, 2013. A conference call and live webcast will
be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing
1-800-814-4859 or through your BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphone, personal
computer or BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM) tablet at

    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. BlackBerry is listed on
the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX:BB). For more information, visit

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