Sprint to Bring Truly Unlimited 4G LTE to BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone

  Sprint to Bring Truly Unlimited 4G LTE to BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone

Business Wire

NEW YORK & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- January 30, 2013

Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced plans to carry the new BlackBerry^® Q10
smartphone later this year. Powered by BlackBerry^® 10, this device will
benefit from Truly Unlimited℠ 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile with
no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network.

The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is based on there-designed, re-engineered
and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform and offers customers a powerful and
unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be
the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard and
touchscreen, delivering a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a
customer’s needs.

Additional details, including pricing, will be shared closer to availability.
Customers can get more information about the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone
from Sprint at www.sprint.com/blackberry10.

“Sprint and RIM have been strong partners for more than a dozen years, and we
have an extremely loyal base of BlackBerry customers who will appreciate the
features of the new BlackBerry 10 platform,” said David Owens, vice
president-Product Development, Sprint. “We also look forward to adding
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to our portfolio and bringing the enterprise
mobility solution to our customers.”

“The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry
customers,” said Carlo Chiarello, executive vice president-Global Smartphone
Business, RIM. “Combined with the 4G LTE network and service plans from
Sprint, BlackBerry Q10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented
communication experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple
social networks and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them.”

BlackBerry 10 gives customers a faster and smarter experience that
continuously adapts to their needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every
detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as:

  *Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub –A new mobile computing paradigm
    wherewhat matters to customers is always only one swipe away
  *Keyboard –Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster
    and more accurately, with a QWERTY keyboard that has rows separated by
    frets, making it easier to type accurately and with more confidence than
    ever before
  *BBM™ (BlackBerry^® Messenger) –Allows customers to share things with the
    people that matter to them in an instant
  *BlackBerry^® Balance™ technology – Protects what is important to customers
    and the businesses they work for

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers
service in 58 markets^[i]. For the most up-to-date details on the Sprint 4G
LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G
LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please
visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often,
as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million
customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the
first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States;
offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1
Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1
among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across
all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in
both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s
greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can
learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and

BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos
are the property of Research In Motion Limited. RIM is not responsible for any
third-party products or services.


^[i] Anderson, Ind.; Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Baltimore;
Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Boston; Bryan/College Station, Texas;
Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill.; Clark County,
Va./Jefferson County, W.Va.; Columbia, Tenn.; Dallas; Emporia, Kan.; Fort
Wayne, Ind.; Fort Worth, Texas; Framingham, Mass.; Franklin County, Pa.;
Gainesville, Ga.; Gary, Ind.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Granbury/Hood County, Texas;
Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.;
Harrisonburg, Va.; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Hutchinson, Kan.;
Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.; Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.; Kansas City,
Kan./Mo.; Lawrence, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; McPherson, Kan.;
Muncie, Ind.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Newnan, Ga.; Peabody, Mass.;
Rockford, Ill.; Rome, Ga.; Salina, Kan.; San Antonio; Santa Rosa/Petaluma,
Calif.; Sedalia, Mo.; Shenandoah/Page Counties, Va.; South Bend/Mishawaka,
Ind.; Southern PR: Ponce/Coamo/Guayama, Puerto Rico; St. Joseph, Mo.; Topeka,
Kan.; Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.; Waco, Texas; Waukegan/Lake County, Ill.;
Western PR: Aguadilla/Isabela/Cabo Rojo/Mayagüez, Puerto Rico; Wichita Falls,
Texas; Wichita, Kan.; Winchester, Va.; York/Hanover, Pa.


Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511
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