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RIM and Ingram Micro Join Forces to Expand BlackBerry Enterprise Solutions in India

June 16, 2011 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, and Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company in India, today announced they are working together to provide corporate customers and SMBs with mobility solutions. Ingram Micro India Limited, through its strong network of Value Added Resellers (VARs), will distribute the full portfolio of BlackBerry® enterprise solutions in India, including smartphones, accessories, software and technical support services. The enterprise offerings include mobile solutions to boost productivity, increase sales performance and improve customer service.

According to Frenny Bawa, Managing Director India, Research In Motion “This is an exciting initiative for RIM as the enterprise market is evolving in India. With RIM’s market leading products and services and Ingram’s expertise as a world leader in the distribution of IT solutions, we are confident of providing a unique value proposition for enterprise customers in India, along with broad availability across the market.”

In addition to offering BlackBerry Enterprise Server and associated BlackBerry Technical Support Services, Ingram will offer BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System (BlackBerry MVS), which integrates a user's corporate phone system with a BlackBerry smartphone to provide single number reachability and extension dialing, as well as corporate phone system features like hold, transfer and ad-hoc conferencing.

According to Mr. K. Jaishankar – Managing Director, Ingram Micro, "We are very pleased to be offering the full line of BlackBerry solutions to our customers in India. With over 30 years of experience as the world leader in IT distribution, we are ideally positioned to build a unique value proposition to resellers and telco operators alike."

Mr. Atul Gaur – Director, Mobility Division Ingram Micro added “We are delighted to be working with RIM to expand the BlackBerry enterprise solution offerings in India. Our VARs are already technically equipped and have strong relationships with corporate customers. Through this partnership, we plan to increase the availability of BlackBerry solutions across the country.”

With a strong sales force of more than 1000 VARs, RIM and Ingram are taking the lead in helping companies to intelligently plan and implement customised yet secure business solutions that support today's business objectives and grow seamlessly to cost-effectively handle tomorrow's expanded company operations.

About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or


Ingram Micro Inc. is the world's largest technology distributor, providing sales, marketing and logistics services for the IT industry worldwide. Ranked as No.80 in the 2010 FORTUNE 500 listing, the company operates in 34 countries with approximately 15,000 associates worldwide, with revenues of more than $30 billion for fiscal year 2010. Ingram Micro's global regions provide the distribution of technology products and services, market development services and supply chain management services to nearly 170,000 technology solution providers and 1,400 manufacturers. Ingram Micro is focused on maximizing shareowner value and achieving customer satisfaction through innovation in the information technology (IT) supply chain.

Source: Business Wire India


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