SunCom Introduces BlackBerry Pearl

Delivers Full BlackBerry Smartphone Capabilities in Super-Slim, Stylish Fashion: First Carrier to Offer Two-Toned, Silver and Black Finish

Charlotte, NC and Waterloo, ON - It's small, smart and stylish. The BlackBerry® Pearl(TM) is a smartphone with plenty of "wow", and SunCom Wireless and Research In Motion today announced SunCom will now offer the BlackBerry Pearl to its customers.

The sleek, lightweight and easy-to-use handset offers all the renowned capabilities of a BlackBerry smartphone - including e-mail, text messaging, web browsing, organizer and more - together with a built-in digital camera and powerful multimedia features. The BlackBerry Pearl packs a lot of power, and yet it weighs only 3.1 ounces - less than most people's wallets or keys - and measures only 4.2 inches long, 1.97 inches wide and .57 inches deep.

SunCom Wireless is the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry Pearl with a new two-toned, silver and black finish. This super-slim and stylish handset provides an enticing combination of business and entertainment-related applications that are sure to please the traditional BlackBerry smartphone enthusiast while also appealing to new customers who want to replace their older phone with a handset that will support multimedia and keep them connected with friends and family.

"SunCom Wireless is proud to bring the BlackBerry Pearl to our customers," said Larry Britt, vice president of marketing at SunCom Wireless. "Whether you want to stay up-to-date with work or personal e-mail, take photos, watch video, manage your kids' soccer schedules or surf the Internet, this outstanding smartphone does it all. It bridges the gap between professional and personal life and appeals to customers looking for a mobile solution for their workday and beyond."

"The BlackBerry Pearl continues to shine with its stunning design and exceptional performance," said Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing at RIM. "We are pleased to offer this breakthrough smartphone together with SunCom Wireless and we look forward to attracting a broad range of customers that want the full power of the BlackBerry wireless solution in an incredibly small and light handset."

Operating on the SunCom GSM network, the BlackBerry Pearl offers what the new generation of mobile users is looking for:

o 4.2" x 1.97" x .57", 3.1 oz.
o Large ultra-bright high resolution display with light sensing technology to auto-adjust backlighting
o Unique Trackball Navigation System
o SureType® QWERTY-style keyboard
o microSD slot for expandable memory storage
o Stereo headset jack (2.5 mm)
o Mini-USB port (supports both data transfer & power charging)

Phone Features
o Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)
o Bluetooth® support for hands-free accessories
o Built-in speakerphone
o Support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ring tones
o Quad-band support

E-mail and Text Messaging
o BlackBerry Push Technology
o BlackBerry® Internet Service support - allows access to up to 10 supported email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts
o BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support
o Attachment viewing
o SMS and MMS messaging

Instant Messaging
o Popular instant messaging communities supported

Digital Camera
o 1.3 megapixel
o Built-in flash
o 5x digital zoom

Media Player
o Audio and video playback with support for MP3 and AAC music files, as well as MPEG4 and H.263 video formats

o Integrated address book for phone and e-mail
o Calendar
o Memo pad
o Task list

The Web
o High-performance HTML browser
o Bookmarks and History

BlackBerry Maps
o Download maps and step-by-step driving instructions
o Launch maps from your address book

About SunCom Wireless
SunCom Wireless is a leader in offering digital wireless communications services to consumers in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With more than 1 million subscribers, SunCom is committed to being a different kind of wireless company focused on treating customers with respect, offering simple, straightforward plans and providing access to the largest GSM network and the latest technology choices. SunCom Wireless is a proud provider of Wireless AMBER Alerts. For more information about SunCom products and services, visit or call 877-CALL-SUN (1-877-225-5786).

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 e-mail, 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(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

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. RIM assumes no liability and makes no representation, warranty or guarantee in relation to third party products or services.

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