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March 16, 2009

Mobicom, Alcatel-Lucent and RIM Announce the Launch of the BlackBerry Solution in Mongolia

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Mobicom, Alcatel-Lucent and RIM Announce the Launch of the BlackBerry Solution in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Paris, France and Waterloo, Canada - Mobicom Corporation, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® wireless solution in Mongolia. Mobicom customers will now be able to enjoy the benefits of enhanced communications and increased productivity by using a Blackberry® smartphone to access email, browse the web, make phone calls, send and receive text and picture messages, as well as access a wide variety of business and leisure applications on the move.

At launch Mobicom will offer customers the BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone as well as service plans for BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and BlackBerry® Internet Service.

“Customers will be able to use the BlackBerry Bold smartphone in Mongolia as well as in more than 50 countries through our over 113 global roaming relationships,” said Bolor Dorjnamjil, chief executive officer, Mobicom, “We have already seen great interest for the BlackBerry solution among various companies and professionals and we are pleased to be working with Alcatel-Lucent to deliver the BlackBerry solution to our customers. Coordination between our team and the Alcatel-Lucent team has ensured the seamless integration of the BlackBerry solution into our mobile network.”

Based on its distribution agreement with RIM, Alcatel-Lucent is leveraging its strong local presence in the region to provide Mobicom with the end-to-end implementation, integration, launch and support services for delivering the BlackBerry® solution to the Mongolian market.

“This contract further reinforces Alcatel-Lucent’s ability to leverage our global strengths and local presence to deliver enterprise managed communications and value-added services, enabling the operator to quickly meet market demand. As a result, Mobicom customers will enjoy the freedom and flexibility of the BlackBerry solution for staying connected to communications and information whenever they wish,” said Olivia Qiu, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities In East Asia.

“We are pleased to work with Alcatel-Lucent and Mobicom to extend the availability of the industry leading BlackBerry solution to Mobicom customers in Mongolia,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, RIM. “The BlackBerry solution is a great choice for organizations and individuals that strive to be more productive, flexible, and ultimately more successful in work and life.The BlackBerry Bold is a breakthrough smartphone that offers a truly impressive mobile experience and allows people to make the most of their time in both work and life.”

BlackBerry smartphones available from Mobicom Mongolia
The BlackBerry Bold is the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi®, as well as a rich set of multimedia capabilities. The BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a major step forward for customers that want an exceptional mobile experience for email, entertainment and the Internet on-the-go. From its lustrous black exterior with satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette backplate, to its stunning display, sophisticated user interface and newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone stands as a symbol of accomplishment and aspiration.

The smartphone comes with a half-VGA colour LCD display (480×320 resolution at 217 ppi) that is fused to the undersurface of the lens, making images leap out with stunning definition and clarity. Pictures are vibrant and sharp, while videos play smoothly and web pages, documents, presentations and messages are displayed with exceptional quality and contrast.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone makes short work of downloading email attachments, streaming video or viewing web pages thanks to its next generation processor. It also includes 128 MB Flash memory, 1 GB on-board storage, plus a microSD/SDHC memory card slot that supports up to 16GB memory cards for storing music, photos and videos.

The smartphone comes with a range of exceptional productivity applications, including phone, email, messaging, organiser, browser and multimedia applications. It also works with thousands of other mobile business and lifestyle applications, making it easier than ever to stay connected, productive and entertained while on the go. With this powerful new smartphone, users can even talk on the phone while sending and receiving email or accessing the web. Users can also download Microsoft® Word, Excel or PowerPoint files and edit them directly on the handset using the preloaded DataViz® Documents to Go® software suite.

The advanced media player can display pictures and slideshows quickly, play movies smoothly in full screen mode and manage an entire music collection. Audio can be played over the handset’s dual speakers in rich stereo sound, and when using headphones or external speakers, the media player gives the user an equaliser with 11 pre-set filters – like “Lounge”, “Jazz” and “Hip Hop” – that boost or soften audio ranges to create the perfect ambiance. A 2 megapixel camera with video recording capability and built-in flash with digital zoom helps complete the picture.

About MobiCom corporation
The Mongolian-Japanese joint venture, MobiCom Corporation commenced its operation on 18 March 1996 as the first operator company that introduced cellular telephone service in Mongolia. Mobicom has grown from a cellular service provider to an IT solution provider. Nowadays Mobicom offers a wide range of IT products to local market, including mobile, satellite, wireless fixed phone and Internet services.
By now, Mobicom network covers more than 90% of Mongolia and providing cellular services to over 283 areas including cities, towns and other settlements. For more information, visit MobiCom.Corp on: http://www.mobicom.mn.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.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.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

The Phone House and RIM Launch the Sleek, New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in Spain

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The Phone House and RIM Launch the Sleek, New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in Spain

BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be available at The Phone House in March

Madrid and Waterloo, Canada - The Phone House and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphone is now available from The Phone House’s 400 stores in Spain, which are managed by more than 2,500 professionals. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected with their office, friends and family.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features a wide range of advanced communications and multimedia capabilities, and like all BlackBerry® smartphones, it gives users the industry’s leading mobile email and messaging solution together with access to a wide range of other mobile business and consumer applications. In addition to being an exceptional phone with powerful email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g), GPS for location-based applications, Bluetooth® 2.0, a next generation processor (512MHz) and a dazzling hi-resolution display, enabling customers to remain connected, productive and entertained while on the move.

At approximately 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimeters, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is the thinnest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone to date. Its sleek and refined design feels comfortable for both one-handed or two-handed use, and the smartphone’s large, striking 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480×360 resolution) projects vivid color and makes text, pictures and video a pleasure to view. Its newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard allows users to type messages quickly and easily edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the smartphone, using the preloaded DataViz® Documents to Go® software suite.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone’s advanced multimedia features include a 3.2 megapixel camera with variable zoom, auto focus, and a powerful flash that also provides continuous lighting when recording video*. Its full-featured media player supports media streaming and can play all your favorite songs and videos. In addition, it features a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, support for the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP), dedicated volume controls and a microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot that supports up to 16GB per card, giving users plenty of storage that is easily interchangeable.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is a quad-band smartphone — GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz — providing global connectivity, fast data access and powerful web browsing. The smartphone can be used with both BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

BlackBerry smartphones will be able to be purchased from any of The Phone House retail stores and online through www.phonehouse.es.

* Video recording requires a microSD/SDHC memory card, which may be sold separately.

About The Phone House (Carphone Warehouse Group)
The Phone House is Europe and Spain’s leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, with over 2,000 stores in 9 countries of the European continent.

The British multinational arrives in 1997 to Spain, where it has experimented a very important develop, with around 400 communication centers, managed by more than 2,500 professionals

The Phone House (CPW, PLC) reaches an anual revenue of 5,650 millione euros, during the period included form April 1st, 2007 and March 31st, 2008, with a 350 million euros of operative benefit.

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.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

Vodafone Malta and RIM Introduce the New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in Malta

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Vodafone Malta and RIM Introduce the New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in Malta

Introducing the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet

Birkirkara, Malta and Waterloo, ON, Canada - Vodafone Malta Ltd and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 in Malta. The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 has an expansive feature set that keeps users easily connected to family, friends and colleagues. In addition to the exceptional phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and multimedia applications, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features global connectivity support, built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS, a next generation 512MHz processor and a stunning hi-resolution display.

Sporting a sleek new style, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone incorporates a full-QWERTY keyboard and an intuitive trackball that allow easy typing and navigation. Its 3.2 megapixel camera, with auto focus, digital zoom, flash and video recording*, takes sharp, print-quality pictures. It also includes a microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot that supports up to 16GB per card, giving users plenty of storage that’s easily interchangeable.

Vodafone Malta Ltd Chief Executive Officer, Inaki Berroeta commented, “Now that the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is available in the Maltese market, professionals have the opportunity to manage their business and personal lives in a fast and flexible manner.”

“The BlackBerry Curve 8900 lets you stay easily connected to the people and information that matter most with a phone that looks and feels great,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.

Vodafone Malta is offering the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone at €470 without a contract, however various discounts are being offered to customers based on the tariff plan selected. For example, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is being offered free as a special launch promotion on the Smart60+ post paid tariff.

Additional BlackBerry Curve 8900 Features:
At approximately 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimetres, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest and lightest full QWERTY BlackBerry® smartphone and features a sleek and refined design that feels comfortable for either one-handed or two-handed use Preloaded DataViz® Documents to Go® allows users to edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the handset The large, striking 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480×360 resolution) projects vivid color and makes images and text easier to view Enhanced web browsing and multimedia features deliver an exceptional mobile experience Quadband connectivity (GSM/GPRS/EDGE on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) supports global roaming The BlackBerry Curve 8900 also provides flexible connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and can help people find their way with its GPS capabilities BlackBerry® Internet Service support, which allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support, which tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® to provide organizations with secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data with advanced security and IT policy controls Instant messaging with BlackBerry® Messenger, Google® Talk, Windows Live Messenger™ and Yahoo! ® Messenger

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

About Vodafone Malta Limited
Vodafone Malta is part of the world’s leading international mobile telecommunications Group offering a wide range of voice and data communications. The company is the market leader in the provision of mobile electronic communications services, offering customers superior quality network, excellent customer service, innovation and the best value available on the market. Vodafone contributes towards the benefit of the Maltese community through its Corporate Responsibility activities. In August 2006, Vodafone Malta was the first mobile network operator to commercially deploy 3G followed by the launch of HSDPA in December 2006. Vodafone was also the first mobile network operator to launch WiMax technologies in June 2007. For more information, visit www.vodafone.com.mt.

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.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

RIM Unveils the BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in the Philippines

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RIM Unveils the BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in the Philippines

The thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone is great for both work and play

Manila, Philippines - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX RIM), today unveiled the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry® smartphone – the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 – in the Philippines.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features a compact and sleek design weighing just 110 grams and measuring only 109mm x 60mm x 13.5mm, which fits comfortably in the hand for one or two-handed use. Housed within its chrome-frame and stylish black finish, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 packs an expansive feature-set with rich multimedia capabilities, as well as advanced phone, email, messaging, organizer and web browser applications. The powerful new smartphone makes it easy to stay connected with family, friends and co-workers, surf the net, take and view pictures, record* and watch video and listen to music while on the go.

Powered by a 512MHz next generation mobile processor that delivers snappy performance, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone supports quad-band EDGE and includes built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth® for flexible connectivity. Its built-in GPS supports location-based applications and services to provide added travel convenience for users.

Its large and brilliant display features the highest resolution available on a BlackBerry® smartphone (480×360 resolution), adding to its rich multimedia experience. It also comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera that includes auto focus, image stabilization, digital zoom and flash, as well as a microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot that supports up to 16GB per card, giving users plenty of storage to carry and capture more of their music, pictures and video wherever they go.
“The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 gives users an exceptional mobile experience,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “Its compact and refined design, combined with its impressive functionality and performance, will make it a popular choice with both business customers and consumers.”

Availability
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone will be available in the Philippines from Globe Telecom and Smart Communications in March 2009. For information on pricing and service plans, please contact the respective carriers.
For further details, please visit www.blackberry.com.

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

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.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such bforward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

IDEA Launches Portfolio of BlackBerry Offerings in India

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IDEA Launches Portfolio of BlackBerry Offerings in India

Mumbai, India - IDEA Cellular, one of the leading GSM operators in India, and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® solution for IDEA customers. IDEA will offer a broad range of BlackBerry® smartphones and services for enterprise and individual customers on its network, nationally.

The BlackBerry solution provides customers with easy wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web and multimedia applications, as well as access to thousands of other mobile business and lifestyle applications.

BlackBerry smartphones will now be available from IDEA stores, leading modern trade, and multi-brand outlets across 15 circles of IDEA Cellular’s network, throughout the country. IDEA customers can now choose from a broad range of BlackBerry smartphones and enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using the BlackBerry solution to stay connected to people and information, while on the move.

Announcing the launch, Mr. Pradeep Shrivastava, Chief Marketing Officer, IDEA Cellular Ltd. said, “IDEA has continuously endeavoured to enrich the lives of our customers through cutting-edge technology on our network. Our partnership with RIM to offer the BlackBerry solution with a rich portfolio of smartphones reinforces this commitment to our customers. With the BlackBerry solution, IDEA customers can now stay connected and access information in a timely manner, thus increasing productivity and contributing to a better work-life balance.”

Ms. Frenny Bawa, Vice President, India at RIM said, “The innovative BlackBerry solution has proven successful in enabling businesses to mobilise their workforce and it has also proven popular among consumers for its industry-leading messaging capabilities and rich multimedia features. We are pleased to partner with IDEA Cellular to expand the availability of the BlackBerry solution in India.”

IDEA Cellular will offer BlackBerry® Enterprise Server to corporate customers and other organisations that manage their own email servers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® and provides advanced security and IT policy controls to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data.
IDEA Cellular will also offer BlackBerry® Internet Service, which is designed for smaller businesses and individuals. It allows customers to access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.

More information on BlackBerry solution for IDEA customers, is available on: http://www.ideacellular.com/IDEA.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=IDEA_page_Blackberry

About IDEA Cellular Ltd.
IDEA Cellular Ltd. is a leading GSM mobile services operator with over 40 million subscribers, under brand IDEA. It has licenses and spectrum to operate in all 22 service areas of India, with commercial operations in 15 service areas, currently. IDEA is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.

IDEA Cellular is part of the Aditya Birla Group, India’s first truly multinational corporation. The group operates in 25 countries, and is anchored by over 125,000 employees belonging to 25 nationalities. More information on the company is available at: www.ideacellular.com and on the group at: www.adityabirla.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.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or service.

Airtel Introduces New BlackBerry Service Plan

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Airtel Introduces New BlackBerry Service Plan

BlackBerry Personal Mail service plan offers unlimited email and instant messaging for Rs.499

Delhi, India - Airtel and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced a new service plan specifically for Airtel customers in India. The BlackBerry® Personal Mail service plan is an innovative offering that provides Airtel customers with unlimited email and instant messaging (IM) on BlackBerry® smartphones for just Rs. 499 per month*. It is the first service plan priced at less than Rs. 500 to offer unlimited email and IM to BlackBerry smartphone customers in the Indian market.

“It is our strategic intent and single minded focus to consistently offer innovative products and services that deliver convenience and value to our customers,” said Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Mobile Services, Airtel. “With the BlackBerry Personal Mail service plan, we are extending the market to a wider segment, allowing customers such as young professionals, small business owners and students to access their email on the move and stay seamlessly connected with instant messaging on their BlackBerry smartphones.”

Ms. Frenny Bawa, Vice President, India at Research In Motion said, “We are pleased to work with Airtel to bring the rich communications features and unique user experience offered by the BlackBerry solution in a unique offering to customers in India. The new BlackBerry Personal Mail service plan from Airtel is an attractive offering that will enable more users to choose and enjoy BlackBerry smartphones.”

The BlackBerry Personal Mail service plan offers unlimited access to industry-leading email and instant messaging features, allowing Airtel customers to access up to 10 supported POP3/IMAP email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) as well as various instant messaging services (including Windows Live Messenger, GTalk, Yahoo! Messenger and BlackBerry® Messenger) from a single device.

About Bharti Airtel Limited:
Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka with an aggregate of over 91 million customers as of end of January 2009, consisting of 88.38 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel Limited has been voted as India’s most innovative company, in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.
Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 95 cities, DTH services and has recently forayed into the IPTV services. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 90,205 kms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.bhartiairtel.in

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.

* The BlackBerry Personal Mail service plan is offered in conjunction with BlackBerry® Internet Service and includes unlimited access to email and instant messaging.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

Telefonica and RIM Launch the Sleek, New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in Spain

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Telefonica and RIM Launch the Sleek, New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone in Spain

Madrid, Spain and Waterloo, Canada - Telefónica and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900 smartphone in Spain. The BlackBerry Curve 8900, which forms part of Telefónica’s Movistar catalogue, offers users an expansive set of features that makes it incredibly easy to keep in touch with the office, friends and family.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone features built-in Wi-Fi®, GPS, Bluetooth® 2.0, a next generation processor and a dazzling hi-resolution display. It includes premium phone features, the industry’s leading mobile email and messaging capabilities and rich multimedia features, enabling customers to remain connected, productive and entertained while on the move.

At approximately 110 grams and 109 x 60 x 13.5 millimeters, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone from Telefónica is the thinnest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone to date. Its sleek and refined design feels comfortable for either one-handed or two-handed use. The large, striking 2.4 inch HVGA+ display (480×360 resolution) projects vivid color and makes information easier to read. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone also provides flexible connectivity and helps people find their way, combining built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) support and GPS capabilities.

With its new 3.2 megapixel camera, featuring auto focus, digital zoom, flash and video recording*, users can take sharp, print-quality pictures to capture the moment and immediately send them to a friend or post them on the Internet. The smartphone’s microSD/SDHC expandable memory card slot supports up to 16GB per card, giving users plenty of storage that is easily interchangeable.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone’s support for quad-band, GSM/GPRS/EDGE on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and Wi-Fi networks provides broad connectivity and support for global roaming.

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is available to Movistar Enterprise Customers, SMEs and individual users. Orgainisations can connect the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, which offers advanced security and IT administration within IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® environments. The smartphone is also supported on BlackBerry® Internet Service, which provides users with access to up to 10 supported business and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP accounts, such as Yahoo!, Hotmail/MSN and Gmail).

Until 31st March, Telefónica customers can take advantage of a promotion that offers connectivity to BlackBerry Internet Service for a fixed price of €12,5 for the first four months on a yearly contract.

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

About Telefónica
Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in terms of stock market capitalization. It mainly focuses on the fixed line and mobile telephony areas, with broadband services now key to the future development of both businesses.

The company operates in 25 countries and has a client base of more than 245 million lines worldwide. Telefónica has a strong position in Spain, Europe and Latin America, which is where it is focusing its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a fully private company. It has more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital is currently divided into 4,704,996,485 ordinary shares, trading on Spanish continuous markets (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock markets) and the London, Tokyo, New York, Lima, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo stock exchanges.

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

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM’s products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights, and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM’s periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. RIM has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.

BenQ Debuts Vivid, No-Nonsense DLP® Projector for Education, Business and Home Office.

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BenQ Debuts Vivid, No-Nonsense DLP® Projector for Education, Business and Home Office.

Hemel Hempstead, UK, November 26, 2008 -

BenQ has today announced the launch of their Mainstream Series MP523 projector geared towards the everyday projection needs of education, business & even crossover home-office use. Bold, vivid picture quality ideal for average size rooms are backed by all-digital DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technologies, a substantial 2000:1 contrast ratio, and a bright 2000 ANSI lumens. The MP523 projectors high durability, mobile size, and a generous 4000-hour lamp life (economy mode) make it the perfect choice for high-traffic, high-use settings.

Vividly Versatile
The MP523, with popular XGA native resolution, makes a perfect presentation partner for a variety of applications. A 30”-300” image size plus 1.97 – 2.16 throw ratio makes the MP523 a superb choice for classrooms, home offices, and small meeting rooms. Classroom charts and graphs are rendered in rich, vivid colour with Texas Instruments® BrilliantColor™ technology. By boosting brightness up to 50% and amplifying mid-tone hues, BrilliantColor™ also makes the MP523 a suitable choice for crossover use, such as for photo-viewing and movies. SMB’s will also find the MP523 to be a practical projector, displaying text-rich presentations in clean definition courtesy of the 2000:1 contrast ratio and all-digital DLP® technology.

The MP523 is also engineered with smart features to meet multi-user demands. Numerous preset modes enable one-touch optimisation for various user scenarios: PC Input offers PC, Movie, sRGB, White Board, Black Board, Green Board, and customised User modes; A/V Input offers PC, Movie, sRGB, and User modes. Wall Colour Correction – with colour adjustments for three wall colours – further facilitates multi-room use. And at 5.3 pounds (2.4kg), the MP523 is easily portable between offices or between classrooms for sharing.

Reliable and Ready to Go
The entry-level MP523 likewise impresses with low-maintenance and easy setup-and-go features, all for a lot less than comparable models. A class-leading 4000-hour lamp life (economy mode) plus intelligent lamp care and filter-free design ensures minimal maintenance and costs. Anti-dust DLP® technology additionally makes the MP523 extremely durable in high-traffic, high-dust environments like classrooms and offices. Outstanding cost/performance is also enhanced by Auto-Off (power-saving) capability. Audiences won’t be kept waiting as presentations get up and running fast with Auto Source Search, Resolution Reminder, integrated speaker, full-function remote, preset modes, and ±35º 1D Keystone. Additional specifications for accommodating the needs of multiple users include 1.10:1 manual zoom, 4:3 native aspect ratio with 16:9 selectable, and HDTV 1080i compatibility. Essential connectivity includes Component, Composite, S-Video, Analogue RGB, Stereo mini-jack, and RS232. A Standby D-Sub Output offers added convenience by enabling a monitor that is connected to the projector to still be operable even when the projector is off. The MP523 offers many superior specs compared to competitor models costing hundreds more.

The MP523 is available in the UK from December at an RRP of £359.99

PC PRO reveals UK’s top IT brands, including BenQ.

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PC PRO reveals UK’s top IT brands, including BenQ.

BenQ scoops Highly Commended Award in the PC PRO 2008 Monitor category.

PC Pro’s extremely prestigious annual awards has given BenQ ‘Highly Commended’ in the Monitor category.

PC Pro is the UK’s largest selling monthly magazine and this award was voted for by it’s readers.

PC Pro’s annual Reliability and Service Awards have revealed the UK’s best brands across 12 product categories. Commenting on the award, Royce Lye UK Marketing Manager “This is the most significant end user award an IT company can win, for a 6yr old brand to be ranked so high especially in such a tough market is an honourable achievement, even more so considering it’s been given by the consumers who buy and use our products, it really is something special”.
Both companies [Samsung & LG] need to watch out for BenQ, though, as it earned the same level of satisfaction from its customers, along with high praise for its image quality.

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Almost 15,000 consumers took part in the survey by reporting on the reliability of the products they’ve bought in the past two years, as well as the UK’s top IT retailers and internet service providers (ISPs). Each respondent also gave feedback on the after-sales service they received when things went wrong, making this the UK’s most trustworthy IT buyers’ guide.

“The PC Pro Reliability and Service Awards have become the UK IT industry’s most respected benchmark of customer service because they’re based on reader feedback alone,” comments PC Pro’s Editor, Tim Danton. “It means you don’t have to make a buying decision on the trust of one friend - it’s like having the support of 15,000 people”

ASUS Unveils Lineup of High Performance Components at CeBIT 2009

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ASUS Unveils Lineup of High Performance Components at CeBIT 2009

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World Record Breaking Notebook, Innovative Motherboards, Graphics Cards and Chassis Set to Wow Audiences

Year by year, the demand for high performance components has been increasing in the realm of computing. In catering to such demands and expectations, ASUS, a leading company in the new digital era, has developed innovative technologies that will allow users to achieve the best possible performance and is set to highlight these during CeBIT 2009.

ASUS W90: The Fastest Notebook on the Planet with World Record Broken at 20284 3DMarks
Experience the power of the world’s best performance notebook—the ASUS W90, which has succeeded in breaking the world record in notebook overclocking. With the help of a world-renowned professional overclocker, the ASUS W90 has proven to be a notebook with power comparable to that of a desktop PC by achieving a massive 3DMark 06 score of 20284—outperforming its closest rival, a notebook equipped with an Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor. Powered by an Intel® X38 chipset and an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, together with the unique ASUS Turbo Gear function, the W90 lets users enjoy system performance boosts of up to 25%*. With a 3 x SO-DIMM mainboard design and a maximum RAM capacity of 6GB of DDR2-800 memory, the W90 is ideally designed for multitasking and multimedia performance. Dual hard disk drives provide up to one terabyte of storage capacity, allowing users to do more, as well as store more documents or multimedia. The W90 is also now available with more advanced specifications such as the Intel® Quad Core™ Q9000 CPU (T9550 / P8700) and Windows Vista 64 bit Ultimate. It also delivers astounding multimedia performance, thanks largely to a seamless Full HD1080p, 18.4” widescreen display with a 16:9 golden aspect ratio ultra bright LCD display. The W90 can also be equipped with either a dual graphics ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4870, ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD3850 X2 or the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9800M GS for truly stunning visuals.

Marine Cool Motherboard: Revolutionary Design and Advanced Innovations to Deliver Ultimate Stability and Durability
The ASUS Marine Cool motherboard is a conceptual motherboard that caters to the most demanding of usage environments; and combines a unique design with advanced thermal innovations in the use of ceramics and metals. On the front of the motherboard, a metal heat-pipe module provides exceptional heat transference and dissipation for core components. Located on the back of the motherboard and set flush with the PCB, the Ceramic Backplate makes full use of a revolutionary micro-porous ceramic technology to provide a larger surface area—helping to effectively convey heat from the motherboard PCB and deliver highly effective heat dissipation. Together, this revolutionary thermal design helps improve thermal efficiency by up to 2 times! Additionally, this motherboard features Onboard UPS—a built-in polymer battery that provides an extra backup power supply that activates when there is a power failure—averting damage caused during unexpected blackouts. Furthermore, the server-standard Failover Memory design utilizes built-in memory to help sustain system boot-up. When the PC is switched on, Failover Memory guarantees that the system will boot, regardless of incompatible or faulty memory.

M4A78-HTPC Series Motherboards: The Fun Home Theater Center
The ASUS M4A78-HTPC Series of motherboards is the ideal platform for users to build a full-fledged home theater PC. It features several innovative technologies which provide users with a whole new realm of multimedia enjoyment. With Perfect Pitch Hi-Fi, a high-quality integrated preamplifier chip increases the voltage of weak audio signals and enlarges the dynamic audio frequency—delivering richer details and clearer sounds. In addition, gold-plated RCA stereo audio connectors that are fully compatible with amplifiers without requiring extra connectors make it easy to link the PC to home theater speakers. The ASUS Media Gate is a user-friendly interface that allows users to use the bundled remote controller to easily start media applications with one touch. Furthermore, the ASUS Silent Mode effectively reduces fan speed and lowers fan noise to deliver a quiet environment for maximum movie watching and music listening enjoyment.

Formula Fansink Series Graphics Cards:
Built for Ultimate Performance
The Formula Fansink Series’ F1 style and design deliver a message to users—that they are graphics cards bred for ultimate performance. The streamline shaped cover enables faster and more centralized airflow to be sucked into the system for better thermal efficiency. The Formula Fansink phases in a Micro Surface Treatment technology that encompasses a high-density and anti-oxidizing aluminum-alloy fin module that makes up the flank portions of the graphics card. Each fin module is comprised of hemispherical cavities that maximize the surface area exposed to the air for the best heat dissipation—allowing this series of graphics cards to deliver outstanding cooling. Furthermore, the dust proof fan guarantees astounding heat dissipation efficiency and helps extend the lifespan of the cards; while up to five powerful heat pipes are arranged to enable the average temperature to enhance heat transfer effects.

TA-U Series Aluminum Chassis: Exquisitely Handcrafted Quality Design for Extreme Protection and Durability
Targeting users who require a chassis that provides excellent functionality as well as a trendy aesthetic design, the ASUS VENTO TA-U Series chassis is built with a unique frame that provides users with a strong and sturdy design that is surprisingly lightweight. With support for future cooling solutions, as well as superb ventilation options, this stylish chassis offers the best platform to deliver the best computing experience.

TA-M Series Chassis: Maximum Thermal Performance and User-Friendly Setup with a Stylish Look
The TA-M Series chassis provides practical functionality as well as a modern and stylish look. This chassis series utilizes a well-built yet aesthetically pleasing design that incorporates a user-friendly screw-less design for easy installation, and a multi-way ventilation system for maximizing thermal efficiency, especially for the CPU and graphics cards.

My Cinema-EHD2-100 and P7131Hybrid, My Cinema-U3100Mini
Catering to users who wish to watch and record digital and analog TV on their PCs at the same time, users can look out for two different bus solutions—the ASUS My Cinema-EHD2-100 and P7131Hybrid TV tuners—which support both digital (DVBT) and analog (PAL) TV program formats, and are also equipped with an array of versatile utilities to allow users to enjoy a complete multimedia experience right on the PC. Furthermore, the My Cinema-EHD2-100 is embedded with a Hardware MPEG2 Encoder, so that CPU loading can be dramatically reduced while guaranteeing high-quality video. Besides these internal TV tuner solutions, ASUS has also designed the most mobile TV solution—the My Cinema-U3100Mini. With the My Cinema-U3100Mini, users will be able to watch and record high-quality digital (DVBT) TV programs on their PCs or notebooks anytime, anywhere.

* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit ch.asus.com for more details.

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