New BlackBerry 10 Ready Program to Help BlackBerry Enterprise

New BlackBerry 10 Ready Program to Help BlackBerry Enterprise
Customers Leverage Existing Investments 
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- Research In Motion
(RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the BlackBerry(R) 10
Ready Program. The program is designed to address the needs of
BlackBerry enterprise customers as they prepare their environments
for the launch of BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service
10, RIM's powerful new multiplatform enterprise mobility management
solution. The program will be introduced in a phased approach with
four components. Two of the components - The BlackBerry 10 Ready
Offer and the BlackBerry 10 Ready Webcast Series - are available
today. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server License Trade Up and
BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services components will be available ahead
of the global BlackBerry 10 launch on January 30, 2013.  
"We remain committed to our enterprise customers and want to provide
them with a head start on understanding the power of BlackBerry 10
and preparing their existing environments for the new mobile
computing platform," said Bryan Lee, Senior Director, Enterprise at
RIM. "The BlackBerry 10 Ready Program gives customers access to a
variety of services, information, tools, and special offers to help
ease their transition to BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise
Service 10." 
BlackBerry 10 Ready Offer  
BlackBerry customers with BlackBerry Technical Support at the
Advantage level or higher are eligible to receive a free BlackBerry
10 smartphone.(i) Customers will need to install and run
BlackBerry(R) Mobile Fusion (which will be succeeded by BlackBerry
Enterprise Service 10), and successfully complete an exclusive online
learning course to qualify. Upon the launch of BlackBerry 10, the
organization will receive a free BlackBerry 10 smartphone.  
BlackBerry 10 Webcast Series  
The weekly BlackBerry 10 webcast series is designed to share
information, answer questions about RIM's enterprise product
portfolio, and prepare enterprise customers with the tools they need
ahead of launch. The webcasts will be supported in multiple
BlackBerry Enterprise Server License Trade Up  
RIM will be offering customers who purchase BlackBerry 10 smartphones
the ability to trade up their existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server
licenses on a one for one basis for free, until December 31,
2013.(ii) The license trade up offer will allow customers to secure
and manage their BlackBerry 10 smartphones with BlackBerry Enterprise
Service 10. Customers will be able to access an online tool for the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server License Trade Up in January 2013. 
BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services  
This set of services will provide customers with a smooth migration
path to BlackBerry 10. Change management and planning migration
tools, and application development services will be available in
January 2013. For more details customers can email 
For more information about the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program please
To register for the BlackBerry 10 Webcast Series, and to get a
complete list of dates and times, please visit  
(i) Offer available while supplies last. Limit one (1) device per
company. Offer currently only available for customers in North
America. (Additional countries are expected to follow with similar
offers.) Offer deadline: February 28, 2013. For complete details see
Terms and Conditions:
(ii) Offer applies to BlackBerry Enterprise Server licenses only; not
applicable for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express licenses.
Additional Terms and Conditions apply.  
About Research In Motion  
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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
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