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Press Release Excerpts: Manila, Philippines – Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. and Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that Sun Cellular is now offering BlackBerry® Internet Service together with the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphones to customers in the Philippines.

By subscribing to Sun Cellular’s postpaid BlackBerry® service plans, customers can enjoy the benefits of staying connected with their friends, family and colleagues using push email as well as instant messaging applications including BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) and Yahoo® Messenger. Users can also stay on top of updates from their friends on social networking services such as Facebook® and Twitter® while on the go.  With Sun’s nationwide GPRS/EDGE and expanding 3G nationwide coverage, BlackBerry smartphone users can also enjoy Internet access across the Philippines.

“We are very excited to offer BlackBerry Internet Service in the market,” said Ricky G. Peña, Vice-President for Postpaid and New Business Marketing. “This is what our customers have asked for and we are very pleased to introduce the BlackBerry solution to our customers.”

Sun Cellular is now offering add-on service plans for BlackBerry smartphones to existing postpaid subscribers as well as new subscribers who want the convenience of connectivity at their fingertips.  Sun Cellular’s add-on plans for BlackBerry Internet Service come in both unlimited and metered variants.

“We are very pleased to offer the BlackBerry solution on Sun Cellular’s network,” said Gregory Wade, Managing Director of Southeast Asia.  “BlackBerry smartphones, together with Sun Cellular’s service plan offerings, will appeal to a broad spectrum of customers who want to be able to enjoy advanced communications and multimedia features with a highly refined mobile experience.”

The BlackBerry Internet Service plans, together with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones, will be initially available at select Sun Shops: Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East, Robinsons Manila, TriNoma, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Park Square, SM Marilao, SM Megamall, Festival Mall, SM North EDSA, SM Cebu and Ayala Cebu.  Availability will also soon be expanded to all Sun Shops.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphones.

Full Press Release HERE!

Sun Cellular Home Page HERE!

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