10 June 2009
 
Tirana, Albania and Waterloo, ON, Canada- Vodafone Albania and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® solution in Albania. The BlackBerry solution brings together industry leading smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications.

Vodafone continues to lead innovation in the Albanian market, by providing customers the benefits of enhanced communications, productivity and convenience enabled by  BlackBerry® smartphones.
From today, Vodafone Albania will be offering the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310, the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8110, and BlackBerry Bold smartphones. All three smartphones are include GPS and all the features BlackBerry users have come to value.

Stay in contact with the BlackBerry Curve 8310
The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is a powerful and intuitive smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard. It includes rich multimedia capabilities, as well as built-in GPS that supports location-based applications and services such as mapping and navigation. Combining these features with a premium phone, the industry's leading email and messaging capabilities, digital camera, media player, Internet browser, organiser and thousands of applications makes the BlackBerry Curve 8310 an exceptional smartphone for both business and personal use.

Smarten up your act with the stylish BlackBerry Pearl 8110
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone is a great choice for users who want the full power of the BlackBerry platform in a small, stylish handset.  The BlackBerry Pearl 8110, one of the smallest and lightest smartphones on the market, packs exceptional functionality and performance in an ultra sleek design. It includes powerful communications features and rich multimedia capabilities including a 2.0 megapixel camera, music and video player and an expandable memory slot for additional storage.

Simplify your life in style with the BlackBerry Bold
The elegant BlackBerry Bold smartphone is crafted from premium materials and features a luxurious black exterior with satin chrome finished frame and leatherette back plate. The BlackBerry Bold support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and also comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi®, as well as rich multimedia capacities, making it an ideal choice for business professionals and power users.

About Vodafone Albania
Vodafone, the world's largest mobile telecommunications operator launched its GSM services in Albania on August 3, 2001 in what is likely to be one of the world's fastest GSM network rollouts, capitalizing on its partners' expertise and experience in operating networks around the world.
 
Vodafone Albania is owned at 50% by Vodafone International Holdings B.V. and at 50% by Vodafone Panafon International Holdings B.V. (the latter is owned by Vodafone Group Plc).
Vodafone Albania’s GSM mobile network covers 86.3% of the territory of the Republic of Albania and reaches up to 99.6% of the Albanian population in urban and rural areas. The company provides to more than 1, 310.723 customers in Albania (as per end of December 2008 ) with a wide range of high quality communication services, including voice and data communications, ensuring that our customers use the best telecommunications network and benefit from innovative and quality services.

Vodafone Albania uses the latest mobile telecommunications technology and user-friendly facilities, to provide customers with a wide range of mobile communication services and offers, designed to best fit their communications needs.

For further information please contact:
Tel: +355 4 23 83 214
Fax: ++355 4 23 83 31
e-mail: media.al@vodafone.com


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® 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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