TSTT/bmobile and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the availability of the BlackBerry® Pearl™ in Trinidad and Tobago. The BlackBerry Pearl, developed and manufactured by RIM, delivers the full BlackBerry experience along with powerful new features in an amazingly small, light and stylish smartphone.

The BlackBerry Pearl is the sleekest BlackBerry handset yet, at a mere 4.2” x 1.97” x .57” and weighing just 3.1 ounces. In addition to supporting phone, email, messaging, organizer, web browser and other mobile applications, the BlackBerry Pearl is also the first BlackBerry handset to incorporate a digital camera, media player and an expandable memory slot.

“TSTT/bmobile is extremely pleased to offer the BlackBerry Pearl to our customers as part of our family of BlackBerry handsets,” said Gary Barrow, Vice President Mobile Services. “The addition of the Pearl to our first class suite of bmobile products and services is another demonstration of the company’s commitment to ensuring that our customers have access to the most advanced mobile handsets in the world today. The BlackBerry Pearl incorporates best-in-class technology to deliver premium voice and data features along with convenient multi-media features, all from a small and sleek smartphone that will appeal to a broader range of customers.”

“The BlackBerry Pearl offers mobile users the convenience of a digital camera, multimedia capabilities and expandable memory, plus the benefits of the renowned BlackBerry solution, all in one stylish and lightweight handset,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “We are very pleased to be working with TSTT to introduce this breakthrough smartphone to their customers in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Members of the media got a first hand view of the new BlackBerry Pearl from bmobile at a launch held on Friday December 15th.

Features on the BlackBerry Pearl include: • 1.3 mega pixel camera with 3 zoom levels (up to 5X) and built-in flash

• Multimedia player with support for MP3 and AAC music files, as well as MPEG4 and H.263 video formats

• Stereo headset jack

• 64MB built-in flash memory, expandable via microSD expansion slot

• An incredibly intuitive user interface with an easy-to-use trackball, dedicated 'menu' and 'escape' keys, and context-sensitive menus that make navigation fast and comfortable

• A large, ultra-bright 240x260 colour display that brings images to life

• An innovative light-sensing technology that automatically adjusts the screen, trackball and keyboard lighting for optimal viewing in outdoor, indoor and dark environments

• An enhanced version of RIM’s popular SureType™ keyboard technology that makes typing text and dialing phone numbers quick and easy

• Premium phone features with Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), dedicated 'send', 'end', and 'mute' keys, speakerphone, and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits and Bluetooth peripherals

• Intuitive call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, and call forwarding

• Support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ring tones

• High performance HTML browser for visiting web sites while on the go

• BlackBerry® Internet Service support - allows users to access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts

• BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support – tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM® Lotus® Domino® and Novell® GroupWise® environments and features a new set of IT policy controls that allows IT departments to manage camera and expansion memory usage

• The BlackBerry Pearl operates on TSTT’s GSM/GPRS/EDGE network

About TSTT Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, is jointly owned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (51%) and Cable & Wireless (49%). The company provides a complete suite of communications services throughout the twin-island state including fixed line and mobile communications, broadband Internet access, lease lines, and data services. TSTT is the only communications solutions provider in the country deploying both wireless and wired next generation networks with voice, data, and multimedia capabilities making it one of the most advanced solutions providers in country. The company's customers include key industry leaders in the finance, energy, government, and tourism sectors. For more information, visit the TSTT website at

About Research In Motion 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, 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