BellSouth Wireless Data to Enable Services From BellSouth MyBiz Interactive On RIM 957 Wireless Handheld

Customers to Have Even More Device Choices with Access to Interactive Messaging PLUS, E-Mail, Other Applications on Critically Acclaimed Handheld

The popular RIM 957 Wireless Handheld(TM) will join the ranks of devices that are enabled for BellSouth Wireless Data's powerful cutting edge services under BellSouth(R) MyBiz Interactive(SM) beginning in December.

The critically acclaimed RIM 957 Wireless Handheld(TM) from Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM) is a palm-sized device on which creating and retrieving information is amazingly simple using the optimized keyboard, thumb-operated trackwheel, large, easy-to-read backlit screen and intuitive menu-driven interface. Customers of BellSouth Wireless Data, a member of the Cingular Wireless family, will use the RIM 957(TM) to access services under BellSouth MyBiz Interactive such as Interactive Messaging PLUS, news and lifestyle content, business applications and Corporate E-mail PLUS, which is a combination of Interactive Messaging PLUS and the BlackBerry(TM) wireless e-mail solution for Microsoft(R) Exchange environments. Enterprises will be able to choose between the RIM 957 and the RIM 950 Wireless Handheld(TM).

"BellSouth Wireless Data's strategy is to ensure that the marketplace has a number of devices to choose from that are enabled by the BellSouth Intelligent Wireless Network(SM), which is the power behind BellSouth MyBiz Interactive," said Donald Kovalevich, President and CEO of BellSouth Wireless Data. "The RIM 957 is a part of that strategy representing yet another of the most popular wireless data devices available today, including the RIM 950 and Palm VII(TM) connected organizer, that are backed by the BellSouth Intelligent Wireless Network."

The core of the BellSouth Intelligent Wireless Network is based on an international standard for wireless data communications, which provides extensive and seamless coverage nationwide, high reliability, low latency, industry-leading battery saving protocols and other key features.

BellSouth MyBiz Interactive offers businesses and individuals the capability to customize their mobile world by selecting different combinations of wireless services for communications, accessing information, performing e-commerce and other applications, all on a single wireless handheld.

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