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Default [2005-04-19] Novell And RIM To Accelerate Business Communications

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Novell And RIM To Accelerate Business Communications

GroupWise Messenger For BlackBerry Provides New Communication Tool For Business Users

Wireless Enterprise Symposium – Orlando, FL - Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM) are working together to further enhance communications for mobile corporate users by bringing Novell® GroupWise® Messenger to BlackBerry®. Together, GroupWise Messenger instant messaging (IM) and BlackBerry will give mobile users increased productivity while providing IT departments with a secure and manageable IM solution. As a result, GroupWise and BlackBerry users gain a new tool for rapid, secure communications.

“Organizations around the world use BlackBerry to remain securely connected to the communication and information that drives their day,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “RIM is pleased to work with Novell to extend communications options for mobile GroupWise users.”

Novell GroupWise Messenger, available as part of the Novell GroupWise 6.5 collaboration suite, is an enterprise-strength, cross-platform instant messaging solution. By giving GroupWise Messenger users the ability to receive and send messages via BlackBerry, Novell and RIM will extend the reach of GroupWise. The collaborative solution will run on Linux*, Windows* or Novell NetWare®.

“BlackBerry has become a vital productivity solution for many GroupWise users,” said Ed Anderson, Vice President of Product Marketing for Novell's platforms group. “Now with GroupWise Messenger for BlackBerry, staying securely connected will mean even greater freedom of mobility and will prove a valuable asset to users and organizations.”

Additional information will be provided at a later date.

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.comor www.blackberry.com.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.

* Requires a minimum version of software.

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. The Company 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.

Novell, NetWare and GroupWise are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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