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Delivering a PowerPoint Presentation? Leave the Laptop Behind

RIM Introduces BlackBerry Presenter

Waterloo, ON : Users can finally feel free to leave their laptop behind when going to deliver a presentation. Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced BlackBerry® Presenter, the latest accessory for BlackBerry® smartphones. BlackBerry Presenter is a conveniently small and light device that easily plugs into a projector or monitor, then lets the user display a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation wirelessly from their BlackBerry smartphone.

“Mobile professionals are always looking to carry less when travelling,” said Glenn Laxdal, Vice President, Product Management, Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Presenter equips mobile professionals with a simple, secure and convenient way to deliver presentations directly from their BlackBerry smartphone, giving them the freedom to leave their laptops behind.”

BlackBerry Presenter gives users easy control of their presentations, allowing them to navigate their presentations, view speaker notes, loop presentation slides and even reference information on one slide while displaying another. Thanks to a wireless (Bluetooth®) connection between the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry Presenter, users can also walk around freely while presenting (supports roaming up to 30 feet between the devices).

Specifications*

• Conveniently small and light -- 3.4" x 2.4" x 0.9" and 140g
• Video Formats Supported: NTSC, PAL
• Video Cable Support: S-Video, VGA
• Power Connection: Micro USB
• Display Resolution Support: 640x480 (VGA), 800x600 (SVGA), 1024x768 (XGA)
• Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR, Class 1.5
• Carrying Case: Synthetic Leather
• Support for most PowerPoint animations and transitions
• No additional file processing required - present files directly without having to pre-process the file on the PC
• Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish


Pricing and Availability

BlackBerry Presenter is being demonstrated by RIM at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week and will be available at a later date on ShopBlackBerry.com for $199. It will also be available at select authorized dealers and retail stores. To sign up for alerts on product availability, please visit www.shopblackberry.com/us/presenter.  For more information, please visit www.blackberry.com/presenter.

* Requires BlackBerry Device Software v4.6. Not available for BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series or BlackBerry Pearl Flip Series.

About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. 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.

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