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Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Smartphones Are Pretty in Pink

August 8, 2008

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ — College students can make a statement and be more productive in the classroom when they head back to campus this fall with two of Verizon Wireless’ hottest BlackBerry(R) smartphones available in pink — the BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8330 and the BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) 8130 smartphones. Both handsets capture all of the features and functionality of their silver counterparts, but the hip, pink colors give students added flair when they are at school or interviewing for an internship or job. Customers can order the pink BlackBerry Curve online at http://www.verizonwireless.com/ or in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning today, and it will be in stores on August 15. The pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is currently available in stores and online.

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The BlackBerry Curve 8330 is the smallest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone, which makes the handset a natural fit for fashion-savvy students who need to manage their responsibilities at school, while staying connected to their family and friends. Additionally, students traveling off campus can take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator(SM) service on their BlackBerry Curve to access maps, audible turn-by-turn navigation and information on more than 14 million points of interest. The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone in pink comes in a compact form factor, and college students can view e-mail and attachments from their professors, stay on-track with assignments using the organizer, and even surf the Internet to quickly look up information when they are studying. Because both the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Pearl smartphones run on the nation’s most reliable wireless network, students can rest-assured that they will be able to perform essential tasks quickly and reliably.

The BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone in pink is available for $99.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone in pink is available for $79.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers who purchase a Verizon Wireless Nationwide voice plan to use with their BlackBerry smartphone can also subscribe to the E-Mail and Web for BlackBerry plan for an additional $29.99 per month.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com/.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

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Verizon Wireless

CONTACT: Brenda Boyd Raney, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7518,Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com

Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




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