BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview Program Gives Selected

BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview Program Gives Selected Customers
Opportunity to Beta Test New Platform 
Program Begins Today with More Than 120 Enterprise and Government
Customers Enrolled 
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- Research In Motion
(RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the BlackBerry(R) 10
Technical Preview program, giving selected enterprise and government
customers the opportunity to begin beta testing with BlackBerry(R)
Enterprise Service 10 and pre-production BlackBerry(R) 10
smartphones. The "by invitation" program starts today, with more than
120 select customers enrolled that span a variety of industries
including financial, government, insurance, healthcare,
manufacturing, media, and distribution. The mix includes 64 Fortune
500 companies. 
The technical preview program will give organizations early access to
RIM's new enterprise mobility management solution, BlackBerry
Enterprise Service 10, along with a limited number of pre-production
BlackBerry 10 smartphones for testing within their environment. 
"Beginning today, RIM will be visiting some of our enterprise and
government 'early adopters' and getting them started with the
BlackBerry 10 platform," said Robin Bienfait, Chief Information
Officer, Research In Motion. "At RIM, we've seen the power of our new
enterprise mobility management solution first-hand, and we are
thrilled to share BlackBerry 10 directly with these leading
"We've been anxiously waiting to put our hands on BlackBerry 10, and
the time has come," said John R. Delano, CIO, Integris Health.
"BlackBerry has been a trusted partner for many years, and we're
excited to see what the next generation of BlackBerry solutions
offer. We know we can rely on the security and manageability that
BlackBerry offers, and we're looking forward to adding fun to the
list of benefits."  
Customers will have first-hand experience with features such as
BlackBerry(R) Balance(TM), the BlackBerry(R) Hub, the ability to
seamlessly flow between core applications, the dedicated enterprise
app store and the BlackBerry 10 platform's secure connectivity to
behind the firewall applications and data through BlackBerry
Enterprise Service 10.  
"Getting devices early into the hands of its best and largest
enterprise customers confirms the confidence RIM has in its new
BlackBerry 10 platform and is an important step leading-up to its
launch," said Kevin Burden, Director of Mobility at Strategy
Analytics. "Beyond reinforcing its commitment to those loyal to the
BlackBerry platform's future, the program stands to deliver valuable
real-world feedback from multiple industries before RIM takes the
platform live."  
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