The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), today announced the introduction of BlackBerry® in The Bahamas.

BlackBerry provides an end-to-end, always-on solution for organizations and mobile professionals that want support for push-based wireless email, voice and data applications in a single device. BTC Acting President and CEO, Mr. Leon Williams said, *“BTC is delighted to partner with RIM to offer BlackBerry® to our customers for the first time. Subscribers in The Bahamas can now join millions of subscribers worldwide who are capitalizing on the BlackBerry platform to boost their efficiency.”*

BTC is offering BlackBerry Enterprise Server ™, BlackBerry Internet Service™, the BlackBerry 7100g™ and the BlackBerry 7290™ to its customers in The Bahamas.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and Novell GroupWise™ and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate data. For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.