Press Release: Research In Motion Launches The New BlackBerry Bold 9790 Smartphone In Hong Kong

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Press Release

Hong Kong – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 smartphone in Hong Kong. The powerful BlackBerry Bold 9790 features a compact design and offers users a fully loaded, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard. The new smartphone is available today from authorized partners in Hong Kong.

“We are pleased to introduce the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 – yet another high performance smartphone powered by the new BlackBerry 7 operating system,” said Urpo Karjalainen, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry smartphones offer a uniquely refined mobile and social communications experience that people love and we believe customers will be very impressed by the enhanced performance and outstanding communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features offered by the slim and sleek BlackBerry Bold 9790.”

True to the BlackBerry Bold brand, the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone is powerful, full-featured and built with premium materials and finishes. It combines a high-resolution and highly responsive touch display with a highly tactile keyboard and a precise optical trackpad, but comes in a narrow design that is easy to carry and exceptionally comfortable to hold.

With the BlackBerry® 7 OS and its powerful processor, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 delivers fast, smooth performance for browsing the web, running apps, working with documents, and enjoying multimedia. It includes 8GB of onboard memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.

BlackBerry 7 also introduces a next generation browser that provides a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences. The popular universal search capability has been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone includes built-in support for Augmented Reality and NFC, allowing users to connect with the world around them in fresh new ways. With the Wikitude Augmented Reality application, users can find nearby BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) contacts in real-time, read reviews on restaurants close to them, or get the story behind an interesting landmark and points of interest. NFC also enables many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to make mobile payments, pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

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