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Verizon Wireless Customers Will Flip For The New 3G-Enabled BlackBerry Pearl Flip Smartphone
Verizon Wireless Delivers the Full Power of a BlackBerry Smartphone in a Popular Flip Design
BASKING RIDGE, NJ and WATERLOO, ONTARIO — Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced today the BlackBerry® Pearl Flip 8230 smartphone will be available on the nationís largest 3G broadband network beginning June 19. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 features the industryís leading mobile e-mail and messaging solution combined with rich multimedia capabilities and the high-speed connectivity of Verizon Wirelessí broadband network in a popular flip design.
Available color: Silver
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(EDITORíS NOTE: High-resolution images of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 smartphone are available in Verizon Wirelessí Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia. A complete list of handset features is available at www.blackberry.com/blackberrypearl.)
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nationís most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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. RIMís portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld 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 www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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