BlackBerry 10 Launch Event to be Held on January 30th, 2013

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event to be Held on January 30th, 2013 
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- Research In Motion
(RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) announced today that it will hold its
BlackBerry(R) 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The event will
happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. This
day will mark the official launch of its new platform - BlackBerry
10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10
smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will
be announced at the event. 
"In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique
mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our
team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative
features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application
ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will
be integrated into a user experience - the BlackBerry Flow - that is
unlike any smartphone on the market today," said Thorsten Heins,
President and CEO of Research In Motion. "Thanks to our strong
partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of
developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience
possible with BlackBerry 10. We are looking forward to getting
BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world." 
BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalog of the leading applications
from across the globe and across all categories, including Games,
Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published
Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise
use. 
The BlackBerry(R) 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2
certification, which means that government agencies will be able to
deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service
10 as soon as it is available. This marks the first time BlackBerry
products have been certified ahead of their launch. In addition, RIM
recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered
more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the
coming weeks.  
Some key features of the new BlackBerry 10 devices already unveiled
recently include: 
BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub 
BlackBerry(R) Flow is a new user experience that allows seamless
navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry(R) Hub. All
messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into the
BlackBerry Hub and no matter what the user is doing with the device,
with a simple gesture, they can peek into the Hub at any time. 
BlackBerry Keyboard  
The BlackBerry Keyboard learns how you write and adapts to how you
type so you can write faster and more accurately, giving you the kind
of legendary typing experience that only BlackBerry can deliver. 
BlackBerry Balance  
BlackBerry(R) Balance(TM) offers the most elegant way to satisfy both
customer and corporate needs without compromising on either. With
BlackBerry Balance, personal apps and information are kept separate
from work data, and the customer can switch from their personal to
work profile with a simple gesture. The work profile is fully
encrypted and secure, enabling organizations to protect their content
and applications, while at the same time letting customers get the
most out of their smartphone for their personal use.   
Details about BlackBerry 10 can be found at:
www.blackberry.com/blackberry10 
About Research In Motion  
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation,
revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the
BlackBerry(R) solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and
services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay
connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their
day. 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. 
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
and Canadian securities laws, including statements regarding: the
Company's current expectations regarding the timing and scope of the
BlackBerry 10 launch; the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10
devices; the timing for further details about, and the availability
of, BlackBerry 10 devices; the anticipated benefits of the BlackBerry
10 browser, application ecosystem and catalogue, multimedia
capabilities and user experience; industry partnerships; additional
details regarding the Company's next-generation BlackBerry 10
platform and smartphones, including key BlackBerry 10 features such
as BlackBerry Flow, BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Balance and the
BlackBerry keyboard; and expectations regarding additional carrier
lab entries. The terms and phrases "to be", "will", "growing",
"believe", "looking forward", "expected" and, and similar terms and
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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, including but not limited to
general economic conditions, product pricing levels and competitive
intensity, supply constraints, the timing and success of new product
introductions, RIM's expectations regarding its business, strategy,
opportunities and prospects, including its ability to implement
meaningful changes to address its business challenges, and RIM's
expectations regarding the cash flow generation of its business. 
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, without limitation: RIM's
ability to enhance current products and develop new products and
services in a timely manner or at competitive prices, including risks
related to further delays in new product introductions, including the
Company's BlackBerry 10 smartphones; risks related to intense
competition, including RIM's ability to compete in the tablet market,
strategic alliances or transactions within the wireless
communications industry, and risks relating to RIM's ability to
maintain or grow its services revenues; RIM's reliance on carrier
partners and distributors; risks relating to network disruptions and
other business interruptions, including costs, potential liabilities,
lost revenue and reputational damage associated with service
interruptions; RIM's ability to manage inventory and asset risk;
RIM's ability to implement and realize the anticipated benefits of
its CORE program; RIM's ability to maintain or increase its cash
balance; security risks and risks related to the collection, storage,
transmission, use and disclosure of confidential and personal
information; RIM's ability to attract and retain key personnel; RIM's
ability to adapt to recent management changes; RIM's reliance on
suppliers of functional components for its products and risks
relating to its supply chain; RIM's ability to maintain and enhance
the BlackBerry brand; risks related to RIM's international
operations; risks related to government regulations, including
regulations relating to encryption technology; RIM's reliance on
third-party network infrastructure developers, software platform
vendors and service platform vendors; RIM's ability to expand and
manage its BlackBerry App World applications catalogue; RIM's
reliance on third-party manufacturers; potential defects and
vulnerabilities in RIM's products; risks relating to litigation,
including litigation claims arising from the Company's past practice
of providing forward-looking guidance; RIM's ability to manage its
past growth and its ongoing development of service and support
operations; potential additional charges relating to the impairment
of goodwill or other intangible assets recorded on RIM's balance
sheet; disruptions to RIM's business as a result of shareholder
activism; risks related to intellectual property; and difficulties in
forecasting RIM's financial results given the rapid technological
changes, evolving industry standards, intense competition and short
product life cycles that characterize the wireless communications
industry. 
These risk factors and others relating to RIM are discussed in
greater detail in the "Risk Factors" section of RIM's Annual
Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F
and the "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements"
section of RIM's MD&A (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. 
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representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any
aspect of any third party products or services.
Contacts:
Media Contact:
Rebecca Freiburger
519-597-7273
mediarelations@rim.com 
Investor Contact:
RIM Investor Relations
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investor_relations@rim.com
 
 
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