Reliance Mobile And Rim Introduce The BlackBerry Tour Smartphone In India

*         Reliance announces a special pre-booking promotion of two
months free BlackBerry Internet Service worth Rs 2000

*         Customers can pre-book the BlackBerry Tour from October 7,
2009. Promotional offer valid until October 31, 2009

*         Priced at Rs 27990, the BlackBerry Tour is expected to be
available nationally from October 12, 2009

New Delhi, India October 07, 2009 – Reliance Mobile, India’s leading
mobile services provider, and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM;
TSX: RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, today announced the
BlackBerry(r) Tour(tm) smartphone for Reliance’s CDMA customers in
India. The BlackBerry Tour smartphone is a 3G-enabled smartphone
offering state-of-the-art communication and multimedia capabilities with
outstanding mobile performance and consummate styling. It features
international roaming support to help users stay in touch whether they
travel around the corner or around the world.

The BlackBerry Tour is a feature packed and high refined smartphone, and
it will be available nationally from October 12th for Rs 27990. As a
special promotion from Reliance Mobile for pre-booking customers, users
will be able to enjoy two months of free BlackBerry(r) Internet Service
on Reliance Mobile’s CDMA network.

With its dominant market share and high-end technological capabilities
on the CDMA platform, Reliance Mobile has been connecting millions of
users across India. The vast reach of Reliance Mobile’s CDMA network
will allow customers to access their professional and personal data on
their BlackBerry Tour smartphones across the country and at fast speeds.

“Reliance Mobile has been the leader in CDMA communication technology in
India since its inception. We are delighted to introduce the BlackBerry
Tour smartphone on our well-established CDMA platform. The innovation
and advanced technology that the BlackBerry Tour incorporates is ideal
for today’s consumer who is always on the move,” said Mr. Vrajesh
Shelat, Head Wireless Data Business, Reliance Mobile. “The pre-booking
promotion is an opportunity for our customers to experience this latest
BlackBerry smartphone from Reliance Mobile. With the launch of the
BlackBerry Tour smartphone, we are offering our CDMA customers an
opportunity to leverage the high speed data experience on both our CDMA
and GSM networks.”

“The BlackBerry Tour smartphone is a world phone in a complete sense,
with sharp styling that resonates well with the suave and well-travelled
consumer who wants to be connected while on the go. With multimedia
functionality as well as support for email, social networking and a wide
variety of other mobile applications, the BlackBerry Tour takes mobile
empowerment to the next level,” said Ms. Frenny Bawa, Vice President,
India, Research In Motion.

With the launch of the BlackBerry Tour, Reliance Mobile has expanded its
portfolio of BlackBerry(r) smartphones, which include the BlackBerry(r)
Curve(tm) 8330, BlackBerry(r) Pearl(tm) 8130, BlackBerry(r) 8703 and
BlackBerry(r) 8830 for its CDMA network, as well as the BlackBerry(r)
Curve(tm) 8900 and BlackBerry(r) Pearl(tm) 8110 for its GSM network. The
company also plans to roll out the BlackBerry Tour to its GSM customers

The BlackBerry Tour smartphone from Reliance Mobile features a chic
black finish with chrome highlights surrounding its sleek design. It
measures 112mm x 62mm x 14.2mm (L X W X D) and weighs just 130g.  It
includes a large, easy-to-use, full-QWERTY keyboard in addition to its
large (2.44″) bright display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi), which
delivers the highest resolution available on a BlackBerry smartphone and
displays pictures, web pages and videos with incredible clarity.

Other key features of the BlackBerry Tour smartphone include:

*         3.2 MP camera with flash, variable zoom, image stabilization,
autofocus and video recording*

*         Full HTML web browser, including support for streaming audio
and video (RTSP)

*         Advanced media player for videos, pictures and music, a 3.5 mm
stereo headset jack and support for the Bluetooth(r) Stereo Audio
Profile (A2DP/AVCRP)

*         256MB Flash memory

*         Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card
slot, supporting up to 16 GB cards today and expected to support next
generation 32GB cards when available

*         Built-in GPS with support for geotagging and other location
based applications and services

*         BlackBerry(r) Media Sync, which allows customers to quickly
and easily synch music from iTunes(r) and Windows Media Player with the

*         Premium phone features including voice activated dialing,
enhanced background noise cancellation, a low-distortion speakerphone,
and Bluetooth (2.0) support for hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo
headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals

*         Preloaded DataViz(r) Documents to Go(r) allowing users to edit
Microsoft(r) Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the handset

*         Easy mobile access to Facebook(r) and MySpace, as well as
popular instant messaging services including Yahoo!(r) Messenger,
AIM(r), Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger(tm) and BlackBerry(r)

*         BlackBerry(r) Internet Service support, allowing access to up
to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most
popular ISP email accounts

*         BlackBerry(r) Enterprise Server support, which provides
advanced security and IT administration features within IBM(r) Lotus(r)
Domino(r), Microsoft(r) Exchange and Novell(r) GroupWise(r) environments

*         Removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery for 5 hours of
talk time and 14 days of standby time

* Video recording requires microSD card, which may be sold separately

** Certain music files may not be supported, including files that
contain digital rights management technologies

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About Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H
Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil
Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6
billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit
of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).

Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated
telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base
of over 85 million including over 2.2 million individual overseas retail
customers, ranks among the Top 10 Telecom companies in the world by
number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications
corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational
corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation,
integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video)
digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services
spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000
towns and 600,000 villages.  Reliance Communications owns and operates
the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity
infrastructure, directly connecting 40 countries from the East coast of
the United States, to Europe, the Middle East, India, South and East
Asia, through to Japan. The network seamlessly interconnects with its
190,000 route Kilometres fibre optic cables within India.

About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications
market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and
services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides
platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive
information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and
intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array
of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products
and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of
award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by
thousands of organizations around the world and include the
BlackBerry(r) wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(tm) product
line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware
licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario,
RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is
listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or

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