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Vodafone and RIM launch the BlackBerry solution in the Czech Republic

06. March 2008

Prague, Czech Republic and Waterloo, ON –Vodafone and Research In Motion and (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® wireless solution in the Czech Republic. The BlackBerry solution allows customers to gain easy mobile access to email (including attachment viewing), phone, organizer, web, multimedia and a wide variety of business and lifestyle applications. At launch Vodafone OneNet business customers will have a choice between the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310 smartphones. “The BlackBerry solution enables organizations to increase efficiency in their enterprises, helping workers manage their email, contacts, meetings and other applications as if they were in their offices,” says Pavel Kusý, Marketing Director for Business Customers, Vodafone Czech Republic, adding, “The BlackBerry solution provides our business customers with exactly what they need – the ability to communicate with business partners and access company information while on the road.” Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at RIM added, “The BlackBerry solution is proving increasingly popular around the world, and we are pleased to be working with Vodafone to bring the many benefits of the BlackBerry solution to customers in the Czech Republic.

Prague, Czech Republic and Waterloo, ON –Vodafone and Research In Motion and (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® wireless solution in the Czech Republic. The BlackBerry solution allows customers to gain easy mobile access to email (including attachment viewing), phone, organizer, web, multimedia and a wide variety of business and lifestyle applications. At launch Vodafone OneNet business customers will have a choice between the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310 smartphones.

“The BlackBerry solution enables organizations to increase efficiency in their enterprises, helping workers manage their email, contacts, meetings and other applications as if they were in their offices,” says Pavel Kusý, Marketing Director for Business Customers, Vodafone Czech Republic, adding, “The BlackBerry solution provides our business customers with exactly what they need – the ability to communicate with business partners and access company information while on the road.”

Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at RIM added, “The BlackBerry solution is proving increasingly popular around the world, and we are pleased to be working with Vodafone to bring the many benefits of the BlackBerry solution to customers in the Czech Republic.”

Vodafone is offering BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, targeted specifically for organizations that manage their own email servers. It enables push-based wireless access to email and other applications along with advanced security and IT administration within IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® environments.

BlackBerry smartphones available from Vodafone for Czech Republic

The BlackBerry Pearl 8100 is the smallest and lightest BlackBerry smartphone, measuring a mere 107mm x 50mm x 14.5mm and weighing just 89 grams. In addition to supporting phone, email, messaging, organiser, web browser and other mobile applications, the BlackBerry Pearl smartphone also incorporates a digital camera, media player and an expandable memory slot.

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is the smallest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone, and comes packed with comprehensive multimedia features including an integrated camera as well as built-in GPS (Global Positioning System). The BlackBerry Curve offers a robust blend of communications, multimedia and web features to provide users with an exceptional mobile companion for both work and leisure.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution offers advanced security features for business and government organizations. Data transferred between BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry smartphones is encrypted (3DES or AES) and IT departments are provided with a broad range of security-focused capabilities, including the ability to enforce passwords, encrypt data residing on the smartphone and remotely wipe data from lost or stolen smartphones.

More information at www.vodafone.cz/korporatni

About Vodafone CZ

Vodafone Czech Republic a.s. is the operator of a GSM mobile telecommunications network. The company received its license for operating a GSM 900/1800 network on October 8, 1999. In 2000, Vodafone Czech Republic (at that time Oskar) became the fastest growing operator and set a new record in the history of GSM after successfully providing signal coverage for 98 percent of the population. The company launched its commercial operations on March 1, 2000. Two years after commencing commercial activities, Vodafone Czech Republic (Oskar) was regarded as the most progressive and most customer-oriented company in the Czech Republic according to the "Corporate Image Sensor" survey. During the same year, the operator gained its millionth customer. In 2004, the Czech Top 100 chart as the most dynamic firm of the year and made prices for calls to all networks uniform. In 2005, Oskar became part of the world's biggest mobile operator, Vodafone, and in February 2006, it officially changed its name. At this time, Vodafone Czech Republic has the highest monthly average revenue per user (ARPU) in comparison with competing operators. It also provides services to 2.66 million customers and owns a license for the operation of a third-generation UMTS network. Vodafone has been providing converged communication services (voice and data services on fixed and mobile platform) since 2007 and as the very first one operator in CR launched in this year mobile advertisement. Vodafone is active in the field of corporate social responsibility and established the Vodafone Czech Republic Foundation in 2006.

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.