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BlackBerry Partner Purchases One Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

BlackBerry Partner Purchases One Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones 
Largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry's history 
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- BlackBerry(R)
(NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) announced today that one of its established
partners has placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10
smartphones, with shipments starting immediately. This order marks
the largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry's history.  
"An order for one million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence
in BlackBerry 10," said Rick Costanzo, EVP Global Sales, BlackBerry.
"Consumers are ready for a new user experience, and BlackBerry 10
delivers. With strong partner support, coupled with this truly
re-invented new platform, we have a powerful recipe for success." 
BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10
smartphones on January 30th. BlackBerry Z10 is now available for
purchase in a number of markets around the world and will be
available in the United States starting this month.  
BlackBerry will be reporting results for its fourth quarter and
year-end of fiscal 2013 on March 28, 2013. A conference call and live
webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by
dialing 1-800-814-4859 or through your BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphone,
personal computer or BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM) tablet at
http://ca.blackberry.com/company/investors/events.html. 
About BlackBerry  
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized
the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry
aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the
world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences.
Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates
offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BB). For more information, visit
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," "bel
ieve", and similar
expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions
made by Research In Motion Limited (BlackBerry) in light of its
experience and its perception of historical trends, current
conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors
that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many
factors could cause BlackBerry'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 BlackBerry'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 BlackBerry's forward-looking statements. BlackBerry
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 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. All other marks are the property
of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any
third-party products or services.
Contacts:
Media Contact:
Krista Seggewiss
BlackBerry Media Relations
519-597-7273
mediarelations@blackberry.com 
Investor Contact:
BlackBerry Investor Relations
519-888-7465
investor_relations@blackberry.com
 
 
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