Nextel Communications Inc. and Research In Motion today announced the availability of the
BlackBerry 7510 Wireless Handheld(TM), the first BlackBerry(R)
equipped with a speakerphone. The BlackBerry 7510 provides integrated
access to one or multiple corporate and personal email accounts. It
also features a built-in cell phone, personal organizer and web
browser, supports Nextel Online(R) Wireless Web and is the only
BlackBerry handheld to offer Nationwide Direct Connect(R) – the
powerful coast-to-coast digital walkie-talkie service. Built on open
standards such as Java(TM) 2 Micro Edition (J2ME), the BlackBerry 7510
can integrate with a variety of corporate data applications targeted
to key vertical segments such as financial, government, distribution,
professional services, real estate, field sales and service,
construction and manufacturing. The BlackBerry 7510 operates on
Nextel’s guaranteed all-digital network in the U.S. to provide mobile
professionals the freedom of reliable, nationwide access to important
information and communications while on the go.

“BlackBerry has been an important part of our wireless business
solutions strategy and we are pleased to introduce the first
BlackBerry to offer an integrated speakerphone, in addition to always
on email and access to Direct Connect that Nextel customers have come
to expect,” said Greg Santoro, vice president, Internet and wireless
services, Nextel Communications. “The BlackBerry 7510 with its color
screen and speakerphone furthers Nextel’s commitment to providing
customers greater access to the information they need to remain
productive and connected whether in the office or on the road.”

“The BlackBerry 7510 demonstrates RIM’s continuing leadership in
delivering wireless solutions that offer advanced wireless
applications and features, excellent battery performance and
push-based connectivity, which is critical for mobile professional
services,” said Mark Guibert, vice president, corporate marketing at
Research In Motion. “The combination of Nextel’s services with
BlackBerry provides mobile professionals with a compelling
productivity tool and provides developers with a powerful platform to
build upon.”

Introducing the Java(TM)-based BlackBerry 7510:

— An ideal solution for mobile professionals who want to manage
all of their information and communications from a single,
integrated handheld.

— Integrated speakerphone for hands-free use while on a Direct
Connect or digital cellular call.

— High-resolution color screen that supports over 65,000 colors
while maintaining excellent battery performance.

— Cradle-free wireless email synchronization.

— Integrated email attachment viewing that supports popular file
formats (including: Microsoft(R) Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF,
WordPerfect, ASCII).

— Push-based wireless architecture that delivers messages

— Wireless extension to existing email accounts with support for
up to 10 corporate and personal email accounts from a single
handheld (including: Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R)
Domino(TM) and/or a variety of popular Internet Service
Provider (ISP) email accounts).

— An easy-to-use thumb-typing keyboard and navigation trackwheel
for sending and receiving messages on the go.

— Backlit screen and keyboard for easy reading and typing during
day or night.

— 16 MB flash memory plus 2 MB SRAM, rechargeable/removable
lithium battery, optional extended battery and USB (Universal
Serial Bus) connectivity for quick battery charging.

The BlackBerry 7510 from Nextel is available today through select
Nextel retail stores, online at, or by
calling 877-619-5037. Corporate customers can also contact their
account manager. Handheld and airtime pricing are determined by Nextel
and vary based on specific service plans.