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Nicki Minaj ‘One Night-Only’ Concert At The SM Mall Of Asia Arena On July 11 2012

Press Release

Mark your calendars and be part of the biggest concert party this year as Globe Telecom, the leader in postpaid, and Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind BlackBerry®, mount another first by bringing international rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj to Manila for a ‘one night-only’ concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on July 11, 2012, the only Southeast Asian leg of her Pink Friday Tour.

Get up close and live with the global music icon that is Nicki Minaj who has captivated millions of fans across the globe with her hit song ‘Super Bass’ for free
when you purchase a new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9220 or BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 smartphone from Globe with a Globe My Super Plan, a portfolio of the most flexible and
customizable postpaid plans that allow customers to design their postpaid service plan based on their choice of consumable monthly amounts, freebies, and add-ons.

Globe subscribers availing of the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are in for the biggest treat of their lives with a free and exclusive access to a night of great music as they move and groove to their favorite Nicki Minaj hits. Subscribers getting a new BlackBerry Curve 9220 are entitled to one (1) free ticket*, while those purchasing a new BlackBerry Curve 9320 get two free (2) tickets** to the concert party of the year. Existing subscribers outside their lock-up can opt to re-contract their account subscription and get the BlackBerry Curve 9220 or the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for the free tickets, while those within lock-up can either get a new postpaid line or purchase a prepaid phone kit.

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 comes free with My Super Plan 499 plus a P99 unlimited BlackBerry Chat subscription while the BlackBerry Curve 9320 is free with My Super Plan BlackBerry Unli Surf Combo Plan 999. For as low as P598/month, Globe subscribers can get the BlackBerry Curve 9220 complete with a P499 monthly consumable amount for calls and texts, unlimited access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) and 2 freebies, in addition to the one (1) free concert ticket. On the other hand, subscribers can enjoy the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for only P999/month with unlimited surfing, P400 monthly consumable for calls and texts, and 1 freebie, in addition to the two (2) free concert tickets.

Nicki Minaj quickly became a global music phenomenon when she released her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ in November 2010. It became an instant hit, peaking at
number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) only a month after its release. She became the
first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Her second single, “Your Love” reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, making Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied since 2002. Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released in April this year.

“Socially-connected customers in the Philippines will love the new stylish BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 smartphones,” said Hastings Singh, Managing Director, South Asia at RIM. “Our customers are important to us, so together with our partner Globe, we wanted to offer new My Super Plan customers who choose a BlackBerry
Curve 9320 or 9220 an amazing ‘thank you’ in the form of free tickets to see Nicki Minaj, one of the hottest music acts out there,” he added. “Globe is very excited to partner with BlackBerry in bringing Nicki Minaj up close and personal to her Filipino fans this July. Flying an international artist for an exclusive concert in the country as the only Southeast Asian destination is something we’ve never done before. As part of our continuing efforts to further grow our postpaid business, we are making Nicki Minaj’s concert party as our biggest freebie ever, making it exclusive to subscribers getting the new BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320. With these two new BlackBerry smartphones, users can join the conversation and share a great concert party experience with each other, only from Globe and BlackBerry,” said
Martha Sazon, Head of Globe Postpaid.

Get the newest BlackBerry Curve smartphones from Globe now by visiting www.globe.com.ph/blackberrycurve, going to the Globe Store nearest you, or calling
730-1010 and become boom-ified with the Pink Friday gal herself, Nicki Minaj.

Patrick Spence Leaves RIM

“I can confirm that Patrick Spence, Head of Global Sales for Research In Motion, has resigned following 14 years of service. Patrick will be taking on a leadership position in a different industry. The sales function will report directly into Kristian Tear, our newly appointed COO when he starts this summer. In the interim, the sales function will report to [CEO] Thorsten Heins.”

 

BlackBerry 7 And 7.1 Operating Systems Approved For by Australian And New Zealand Governments

Press Release

Sydney, Australia – In conjunction with the release today of the BlackBerry® 7.1 Operating System in the Australian market, Research In Motion (RIM) announced that BlackBerry® smartphones running the BlackBerry® 7.0 and 7.1 Operating Systems (BlackBerry 7) have been successfully evaluated and approved for Government use by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) of the Australian Government. The certification from the DSD affirms that the BlackBerry 7 Operating System meets the Australian and New Zealand Government’s strict security standards for a wide range of the Governments’ information classifications, representing the majority of day-to-day operational communications.

BlackBerry 7.0 and 7.1 Operating Systems, when used in accordance with Government guidance, can be used to secure information with a classification of up to and including PROTECTED for the Australian Government and up to and including RESTRICTED for the New Zealand Government.

“With the DSD approval of BlackBerry 7, Research In Motion continues to lead the industry when it comes to meeting the security certification requirements of governments around the world,” said Scott Deacon, Manager, Security Certifications, Research In Motion.

Tim Dillon, Associate Vice President Asia Pacific End User & Mobility Research, IDC Asia/Pacific, said, “As organisations continue to embrace mobility across all facets of their operations, the security risk escalates considerably. In today’s environment, mobile security is more than just device management. Organisations need an integrated capability that spans device, network, applications and data.”

BlackBerry 7 powers the new generation of BlackBerry smartphones and includes significant performance enhancements as well as many new features and functionality including Liquid Graphics™ technology, fast BlackBerry browsing and NFC technology. BlackBerry 7 continues to set the standard for information protection, with support for ECC (Elliptical Curve Cryptography), AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and the ability to protect enterprise data transmitted between a BlackBerry smartphone and internal systems.

To find out more about BlackBerry security certifications, please visit
www.blackberry.com/go/security

For more information about the BlackBerry 7 Operating System, please visit
http://au.blackberry.com/services/blackberry7/
About Research In Motion

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