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03 Août 2010 11:00 AT&T and Research In Motion Ignite Customers With The New BlackBerry Torch
DALLAS, TEXAS and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2010) -

Editors Note: There are 4 photos accompanying this press release.

Joining forces to offer the first smartphone to feature the highly anticipated
BlackBerry(R) 6 exclusively on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network,
AT&T(i) (NYSE:T) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today
introduced the new BlackBerry(R) Torch(TM) 9800 smartphone. Adept for socially
connected consumers and packed with the tools business customers love, the new
handset is the world's first smartphone to combine a BlackBerry(R) keyboard
with a full touch screen experience. Whether users choose to type out messages
on the capacitive touch screen or easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard, browse the
Internet using pinch to zoom or fluidly navigate with the optical trackpad,
the BlackBerry Torch allows them to communicate any way they want.

"We were the first to launch the BlackBerry solution in 1999 and have a rich
history of innovation and collaboration with Research In Motion," said Ralph
de la Vega, president and chief executive officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer
Markets. "The two companies that brought the first BlackBerry smartphones to
market have teamed up again with the new BlackBerry Torch, creating a true
generational shift in hardware and operating system for this enormously
popular service."

"This is one of the most significant launches in RIM's history and we are
proud to introduce the new BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 together with
AT&T," said Mike Lazaridis, president and co-ceo, Research In Motion. "With a
new user interface, new browser and new handset design, the highly anticipated
BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 deliver integrated and uncompromising
capabilities for consumers and business professionals that preserve the
industry-leading strengths of the BlackBerry platform while adding exciting
new dimensions."

BlackBerry 6

The BlackBerry Torch is the first BlackBerry smartphone to launch with
BlackBerry 6, a new operating system that retains the familiar and trusted
features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh,
approachable and engaging experience that's powerful and easy to use.

BlackBerry 6 features a redesigned interface that seamlessly works with the
touch screen and trackpad, includes expanded messaging capabilities with
intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS
feeds (Social Feeds), and provides integrated access to the BlackBerry(R)
Messenger (BBM(TM)), Facebook(R), Twitter(TM), MySpace(TM) and various instant
messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. Its
enhanced multimedia experience rivals the best in the industry and includes a
dedicated YouTube app and Podcasts app.

BlackBerry 6 also integrates a new and rich WebKit-based browser on BlackBerry
Torch that renders HTML web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly and
beautifully for a great browsing experience. It features tabs for accessing
multiple sites simultaneously, pinch to zoom for easy navigation and an auto-
wrap text zoom feature that can intelligently wrap text in a column while
maintaining the placement of a page's key elements (simply double-tap on the
BlackBerry Torch).

Universal search, always accessible from the Home Screen, allows users to
search through email, messages, contacts, music, videos and more on the
smartphone, as well as extend search to the Internet or to discover
applications on BlackBerry App World(TM).

Advanced Messaging

Messaging has always been a core element of the BlackBerry smartphone
experience and the BlackBerry Torch smartphone expands on RIM's popular
messaging solutions with the support of AT&T's advanced messaging features for
SMS and MMS. RIM's new Text Messages application is especially exciting for
users who communicate most via SMS and MMS, providing support for AT&T's next-
generation messaging experience, which includes group messaging with "reply
all" functionality for up to 10 contacts. And for the first time, AT&T's
platform includes a new Locations feature.

Locations lets users easily search for points of interest, businesses, and
even the user's own location, and insert this information directly into a
message, all without leaving the messaging application. Using group messaging
and locations together, users can arrange to meet a group of friends easily by
sending one message to all of them, discussing together where to meet and then
sending a map - all in one threaded conversation. AT&T designed the service
based on research that revealed customers want features that help facilitate
social planning, improved message organization and location sharing.

Apps At Your Fingertips

After powering up the BlackBerry Torch smartphone for the first time, users
will notice a set of pre-loaded icons which allow them to download and
immediately begin using a variety of rich entertainment and social networking
applications to access Bloomberg, ESPN, The Weather Channel and Slacker Radio
content in addition to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and more. Also available is
AT&T's Web Video Search, a unique new app that searches video content from
over 70 major Internet video websites.

In addition to searching the Internet for video, the BlackBerry Torch
smartphone also features more multimedia apps that let users download TV shows
and watch live TV, as well as create video content and upload it to YouTube.
The new Podcasts application makes it easy for users to find and manage audio
and video podcasts.

Another application that puts a key function of a phone at your fingertips is
Visual Voicemail, which benefits customers by allowing them to select the
voicemails they want to hear first.

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include
BlackBerry App World(TM) pre-installed, supporting carrier billing through
AT&T, making it easier for customers to discover and purchase applications.

BlackBerry Torch Smartphone Features





-- Elegant styling, measuring approx. 4.4" (5.8" open) x 2.4" x .57" and
weighing 5.68 ounces
-- 3.2" 360x480 capacitive touch screen display
-- 35 key full QWERTY backlit slide-out keyboard, designed to feel
optimally balanced when opened for typing
-- Optical trackpad that makes navigation fast and smooth
-- Powerful 624 Mhz processor with 512 MB Flash memory
-- 4 GB built-in memory storage plus a microSD/SDHD memory card slot that
supports up to 32 GB cards; a 4 GB card is included giving users 8 GB of
storage out-of-the-box
-- 5 MP camera with flash, continuous auto focus, image stabilization,
scene modes, geo-tagging and zoom, as well as video recording at up to
640x480 resolution
-- Built-in GPS for location-based applications and geo-tagging
-- Wi-Fi(R) (802.11 b/g/n); qualifying smartphone customers can enjoy
seamless connectivity to over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots at no
additional cost
-- 3.5mm stereo headset jack
-- Premium phone features, including voice activated dialing, speakerphone
and Bluetooth(R) (2.1) with support for hands-free headsets, stereo
headsets, car kits (including systems that support the Bluetooth Message
Access Profile standard) and other Bluetooth accessories
-- New BlackBerry(R) Desktop Software 6 with integrated media sync for
easily syncing music, photos and videos(ii). It also includes Wi-Fi
Music Sync, a unique feature that allows users to view their entire
iTunes(R) or Windows Media(R) Player music libraries from their
BlackBerry smartphone, create and edit playlists as well as select music
for download. When in range of their home Wi-Fi network (or via USB),
the changes are synced with iTunes or Windows Media Player and the songs
are automatically downloaded to the smartphone
-- Tri-band HSDPA (3G) and quad-band EDGE support for the option of voice
service in more than 220 countries, data service in more than 195
countries and 3G connectivity in more than 125 countries, including
Japan and South Korea
-- Removable, rechargeable 1300 mAhr battery that provides approximately
5.8 hours of talk time on 3G networks or 30 hours of audio playback or 6
hours of video playback




Pricing and Availability

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone will be available only for AT&T customers
on August 12 in AT&T company owned retail stores and online at
www.att.com/blackberrytorch, as well as Best Buy, Wal-Mart and RadioShack
stores.

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be available for $199.99 with 2-year service
agreement on a qualifying rate plan and smartphone data plan required. New
smartphone customers may choose from two AT&T monthly data plan options, $15
for 200 MB of wireless data or $25 for 2 GB. Enterprise and small business
customers should contact their account representative for pricing details.

(i)AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

AT&T imposes: a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge of up to $1.25 to help defray
costs incurred in complying with obligations and charges imposed by State and
Federal telecom regulations; State and Federal Universal Service charges; and
surcharges for government assessments on AT&T. These fees are not taxes or
government-required charges.

(ii)Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain
digital rights management technologies. Photo and video syncing is currently
only available for Windows-based PCs.

Limited-time offer. Other conditions & restrictions apply. See contract & rate
plan brochure for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing addr. within
AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activ. fee applies.
Equipment price & avail may vary by mrk & may not be available from
independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first
30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to equipment returns;
thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose add'l fees. Unlimited voice
services: Unltd voice svcs are provided primarily for live dialog between two
individuals. No additional discounts are available with unlimited plan.
Smartphone Data Plan Requirement: Smartphones require a DataPlus (200MB) or
DataPro (2GB) plan. If you exceed your initial data allowance, you will
automatically be charged an additional $10 for each additional 1GB provided on
DataPro or an additional $15 for each additional 200MB provided on DataPlus.
All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the billing period in
which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited. An Enterprise Data
Plan is required for corporate email, company intranet sites and business
applications. For more details on Data Plans, go to att.com/dataplans. Offnet
Usage: If your mins of use (including unltd svcs) on other carrier's networks
("offnet usage") during any two consecutive months or your data use during any
month exceeds your offnet usage allowance, AT&T may at its option terminate
your svc, deny your contd use of other carriers' coverage, or change your plan
to one imposing usage charges for offnet usage. Your offnet usage allowance is
equal to the lesser of 750 mins or 40% of the Anytime mins incl'd with your
plan (data offnet usage allowance is the lesser of 24 MB or 20% of the KB
incl'd with your plan). Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated
equipment. AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots- Based on non-municipal company owned and
operated hotspots. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply.
See www.attwifi.com for additional services, restrictions and locations.
Visual Voicemail - Data plan required for AT&T Visual Voicemail. Data used in
replying to and forwarding voicemail messages via SMS, MMS or email is counted
against your data plan. Applicable data charges apply if data plan limits have
been exceeded. International data charges apply to receiving, replying to and
forwarding voicemail messages while roaming internationally.

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(R) wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) 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, Asia Pacific and Latin America. 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.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its
subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of
AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array
of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a
leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A
leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage
worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T /
DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications
services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T
Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in
local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most
Admired Companies by FORTUNE(R) magazine.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided
by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This
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Research In Motion Safe Harbor Statement:

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.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the
exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM,
Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is
a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names,
company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their
respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no
representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect
of any third party products or services.

(C) 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 3G service not
available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained
herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated
companies.

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Contact:

AT&T
Warner May
Office: 404-986-1807
wmay@attnews.us

Brodeur Partners (PR agency for RIM)
Marisa Conway
212-336-7509
mconway@brodeur.com




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