BlackBerry 9620: The First BlackBerry 7 Smartphone for the

BlackBerry 9620: The First BlackBerry 7 Smartphone for the New Nextel
Evolution Network Introduced by Nextel Mexico and RIM 
The new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone offers all of the core BlackBerry
messaging and social-centric features on Nextel's Evolution Radio
Service 
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO and WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12
-- Nextel Mexico, and BlackBerry(R)-maker Research In Motion (RIM)
(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today launched the first BlackBerry(R) 7
smartphone for the new Nextel Evolution Network. The stylish new
BlackBerry(R) 9620 smartphone supports all of the core BlackBerry
services that let customers keep connected and productive, and allows
them to instantly talk with another Nextel customer, or have group
chats with up to twenty five other customers, using Nextel's
Evolution Radio service.  
"BlackBerry smartphones are very popular with our customers in
Mexico. We're excited to offer the new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone
with the Nextel Evolution Radio service, which offers customers
instant communications and additional features such as being able to
chat and access the Internet at the same time. We're pleased to
strengthen our relationship with RIM and expand our portfolio of
BlackBerry smartphones," said Alberto Escobar, Vice President of
Marketing for Nextel Mexico. 
"The stylish new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone has what you'd expect a
personal and work phone to have, combining the instant voice
communication that Nextel customers want with the unique features
that only BlackBerry smartphones offer. We're pleased to expand our
long partnership with Nextel and bring the first BlackBerry 7
smartphone with support for the Nextel Evolution Network to customers
in Mexico," said Jose Maria Fregoso, Managing Director for Mexico at
RIM.  
The new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone from Nextel is an attractive,
stylish handset that houses a fast, powerful processor and support
for 3G and Wi-Fi(R) connectivity. It features a classic BlackBerry
QWERTY keyboard for quick and easy typing and supports all of the
core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features that can keep
customers connected to the people and information that matter most to
them. On Nextel's Evolution Radio service, customers can instantly
start a conversation with other personal contacts on the Nextel
Evolution Network directly from their address book, BlackBerry(R)
Messenger (BBM(TM)), or instant messaging apps like Google(TM) Talk,
Windows Live(R) Messenger, and Yahoo!(R) Messenger. While in the
middle of a talk session, customers can seamlessly switch to a
regular phone call. 
The smartphone includes a camera with a flash and support for video
recording, built-in GPS for maps and navigation applications as well
as for geo-tagging pictures, and a memory card slot for adding up to
32GB of additional storage. Customers can enhance their experience
with access to apps and content for work and play, which are
available for the BlackBerry 9620 on the BlackBerry App World(TM)
storefront. The smartphone also features a long lasting battery to
help keep customers connected throughout the day. 
The BlackBerry 9620 smartphone from Nextel is available in Mexico
starting today. 
For more information about the new BlackBerry 9620 smartphone, please
visit: www.nextel.com.mx and www.prensanextel.com.mx. 
About Nextel Mexico 
Nextel Mexico was officially established in Mexico at the beginning
of 1998 with aim to provide companies with integral mobile solutions.
With an investment of more than $6.4 billion dollars, Nextel has now
extended its digital network to the main cities in Mexico, and since
June 2004, offers an International Direct Connection service that
allows instant communications in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El
Salvador, USA and Peru, just by pushing a button. Currently, the
company's digital services are used by more than 3,861,100
subscribers (September 2012) in more than 100 cities in Mexico. For
more information please visit the company's website at
www.nextel.com.mx. 
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. 
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. 
BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and
logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are
registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world.
Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect are registered
trademarks and/or service brands used by Nextel Communications, Inc.
All other brands, names and marks are the property of their
respective owners. RIM is not responsible for any third party
products or services.
Contacts:
Media Contacts: Research In Motion
Rafael Luna
+52 55 2095 9263
rlunagrajeda@rim.com 
Burson-Marsteller (PR agency for Nextel Mexico)
Aline Berumen
+52 55 5351 6547
aline.berumen@bm.com 
RIM Investor Relations
519-888-7465
investor_relations@rim.com
Contacts:
Nextel Mexico
Omar Tovar
+52 55 4115 6485
omar.tovar@nextel.com.mx