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Hutchison Telecom and Research In Motion announce agreement
to bring end-to-end wireless enterprise solution
to Hong Kong for the first time

"BlackBerry" Delivers Integrated Voice And Data Services Through
Complete Solution Featuring Wireless Handhelds and Enterprise Server Software via
Hutchison Telecom's Orange GSM Network and its GPRS technology

Hong Kong and Waterloo, Canada - March 26, 2002 - Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSE: RIM) today announced an agreement to provide the BlackBerryTM wireless email solution to Hutchison Telecom's corporate customers under the Orange brand name, making Hutchison Telecom the first mobile operator to offer BlackBerry in Asia.

Operating on Hutchison Telecom's Orange GSM Dualband network with its advanced GPRS technology, BlackBerry allows corporate users to manage their important information and communications from a single wireless handheld with 'always on' operation, single mailbox integration with existing corporate email accounts, end-to-end security and a 'push' based architecture. BlackBerry is an award-winning technology solution developed by RIM that has been successfully deployed in over 13,000 companies in North America and Europe, and its unique and patented wireless email system has revolutionized the North American industry.

"As the largest mobile operator in Hong Kong with superb network quality and the most innovative services, Hutchison Telecom has established a leading position in the corporate and business mobile market by delivering the best available technology and solutions to our customers," said Agnes Nardi, Managing Director of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited. " We are pleased to be the first mobile operator in Asia to deploy this advanced wireless enterprise solution. In collaboration with Research In Motion Limited, we have devoted concerted efforts to integrate the BlackBerry system with our robust GPRS data service platform, allowing our customers to enjoy easy and affordable access to corporate email and other important company information anytime anywhere in Hong Kong, and while roaming overseas. We have conducted extensive network interoperability testing with the BlackBerry infrastructure in the last few months and we are currently carrying out customer trials in Hong Kong. The partnership with RIM further demonstrates our commitment to bring the most innovative services and add great value to our customers' businesses."

"We are very pleased to work with Hutchison Telecom to bring BlackBerry to Hong Kong for the first time," said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. "We have developed BlackBerry based on global technology standards such as Java and GPRS that allow us to bring BlackBerry to new countries around the world while ensuring a common user experience and a consistent degree of quality. We look forward to delivering BlackBerry to a broad range of organizations in Hong Kong including many of our existing multi-national customers."

BlackBerry is the first wireless solution that integrates voice and data services while aptly addressing the needs of both end users and IT departments. It features an end-to-end enterprise solution comprised of advanced wireless handhelds, enterprise server software and airtime on Hutchison Telecom's Orange network. The BlackBerry 5820 Wireless Handheld features built-in email, phone, SMS, browser and organizer applications. BlackBerry Enterprise Server software enables easy configuration and management as well as back-end integration with corporate systems and end-to-end security. Hutchison Telecom's Orange GSM Dualband network and its leading-edge 2.5G high-speed data service provide voice services and 'always on' connectivity for accessing data easily and quickly.

BlackBerry was launched in North America in 1999 and Europe in 2001. RIM has currently deployed or announced relationships with GSM/GPRS carriers in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and Italy.

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About Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

Hutchison Telecom is the leading and most innovative mobile operator in Hong Kong with superb network quality and the largest subscriber base. The Company provides the best level of mobile services through first-class network quality, a range of innovative product and service initiatives, as well as the widest international roaming coverage. In preparation for the 3G mobile arena, Hutchison Telecom is actively expanding its portfolio of service offerings in mobile multimedia, high-speed data communications, wireless corporate solutions, m-commerce, as well as developing cutting-edge 3G services. The Company is firmly committed to the development of a world-class 3G network in Hong Kong, extending its 2G/2.5G technical and service excellence into the 3G era. For more information about Hutchison Telecom, please visit the Company's website at

About Research In Motion Limited

Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the mobile communications market. Through development and integration of hardware, software and services, RIM provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers around the world to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products includes the RIM Wireless HandheldTM product line, the BlackBerryTM wireless email solution, embedded radio-modems and software development tools. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario RIM operates offices in Canada, the United States and England. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE: RIM). For more information, visit Investors may contact Customers may contact

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