[Waterloo, CANADA] Research In Motion Limited (RIM) and Motient
Corporation have expanded their business relationship. RIM will now
be reselling Motient’s network services in conjunction with the
BlackBerry wireless e-mail solution through RIM’s distribution
Under the terms of the new agreement, RIM expects to add 50,000
BlackBerry subscribers to the Motient network during the next 12
months. This sales activity is incremental to RIM Wireless Handhelds
already ordered by Motient for sale by Motient’s distribution
channels in the provisioning of Motient’s eLink branded e-mail
service and other wireless offerings.
“New and existing customers are now able to take advantage of the
geographic coverage, in-building penetration, capacity, and
reliability of the Motient network,” said Walter Purnell, Jr.,
Motient president and chief executive officer.
“Existing customers who already have a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
(BES) will be able to add RIM 850 and RIM 857 handhelds to their
existing BES without any modifications required.”
BlackBerry is a secure, integrated, wireless e-mail solution
developed by RIM that allows mobile professionals to enjoy untethered
access to their corporate e-mail wherever they go.
Motient (NASDAQ:MTNT) owns and operates an integrated
terrestrial/satellite network and provides a wide range of two-way
mobile and Internet communications services principally to
business-to-business customers and enterprises.
Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, Research In Motion
(NASDAQ:RIMM, TSE:RIM)is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of
innovative wireless solutions for the mobile communications market.
Through development and integration of hardware, software, and
services, it provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive
information including e-mail, messaging, Internet, and intranet-based