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International Law Firm Akin Gump Deploys BlackBerry 10 and its 'Robust Security' Platform

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

International Law Firm Akin Gump Deploys BlackBerry 10 and its 'Robust Security' Platform

09:00 EDT Wednesday, June 05, 2013

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 5, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has chosen to deploy 500 BlackBerry® 10 devices and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 to its employees.

Akin Gump is a leading international law firm, with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Security and reliability matters and Akin Gump trusts BlackBerry with its information and its ability to help them get things done and have made the decision to test and deploy BlackBerry 10.

"We are excited to be moving forward with the new BlackBerry 10 platform. It is important to us that we provide our employees with powerful tools when working remotely, and the new BlackBerry platform, with its ease-of-use, and robust security is a major step forward and a significant part of that strategy," said Scott Bravi, Chief Information Officer for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

"We are thrilled to announce that Akin Gump is deploying BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, recognizing the valuable security proposition the BlackBerry platform provides," said Richard Piasentin, Vice President and Managing Director for the U.S. at BlackBerry. "BlackBerry knows enterprise and offers innovative solutions to help them to maintain security and respond to current trends - BlackBerry Balance - creates a seamless way to satisfy both user and customer needs without compromising either."

BlackBerry 10 is a reliable platform that is smooth and responsive. It has a modern design and a gesture-based interface that is highly discoverable. It is designed to support, learn, and adapt to the way you work. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of the BlackBerry enterprise mobility management expertise. It offers mobile device management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution for business and government customers.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "intend", "believe", and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by Research In Motion Limited (BlackBerry) in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause BlackBerry's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the "Risk Factors" section of BlackBerry's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on BlackBerry's forward-looking statements. BlackBerry has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Media Contact:
BlackBerry
Stephanie Frisina
+1-519-597-0745
sfrisina@blackberry.com


Investor Contact:
BlackBerry Investor Relations
+1-519-888-7465
investor_relations@blackberry.com

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