Hostopia email service now available for BlackBerry smartphones

    BlackBerry customers can now utilize Hostopia's wholesale managed email

    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 6 /CNW/ -, Inc. (TSX: H), today
announced that its Hostopia email service now offers integrated support for
BlackBerry(R) Internet Service from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:   RIMM;
TSX: RIM). Hostopia's wholesale, managed email platform provides email
services to leading global service providers of telecommunications and
Internet services, who, in turn, offer email services to millions of
businesses and consumers worldwide.
    The Hostopia email service now allows BlackBerry(R) smartphone users to
automatically receive messages from their Hostopia email account. To instantly
configure and connect with their Hostopia email account users can simply enter
their email credentials into their BlackBerry smartphone.
    Hostopia's Chief Marketing Officer, Paul D. Engels, comments, "This new
relationship with RIM will allow us to offer the benefits of the BlackBerry
Internet Service push email architecture to broadband service providers. This
will enable their end users to instantly activate high-performance, mobile
email simply by entering their personal email credentials into their
BlackBerry smartphone. BlackBerry Internet Service is a natural complement to
Hostopia's email platform, which now includes webmail and SyncSuite, our
mobile data synchronization clients, for the BlackBerry platform, Outlook and
others. The Hostopia client lets email users wirelessly update contact and
other personal data between their desktop PC and a BlackBerry smartphone."
    Over two million email users on Hostopia's system will be able to utilize
BlackBerry Internet Service. Hostopia will market the service on a wholesale
basis, selling to telecommunications companies, cable providers and other
broadband ISPs who require email for their end-user customers. Customers who
also take advantage of Hostopia's SyncSuite applications can wirelessly
synchronize their calendars, contacts and task information so that changes
made on a BlackBerry smartphone can be automatically synchronized,
over-the-air with Outlook and Webmail.
    "Whether for business or personal use, wireless email is a powerful
service that offers customers a multitude of benefits, including enhanced
communications, productivity and flexibility," said Mark Guibert, Vice
President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to be
working with Hostopia to enrich the email experience for our mutual

    About Hostopia

    Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and
medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The
company's customers are communication services providers, including
telecommunication carriers, cable companies, Internet service providers,
domain registrars, and web hosting service providers. Hostopia's customers
purchase their web services on a wholesale basis and resell these services
under their own brands to small- and medium-sized businesses. The company
provides customers with the technology, infrastructure, and support services
to enable them to offer web services, while saving them research &
development, as well as the capital and operating costs, typically associated
with the design, development, and delivery of web services. For more
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    Forward-Looking Information

    This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" and
forward-looking information that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from
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and forward-looking information upon completion of the review of our year end
results by our independent registered public accounting firm. These statements
are based on our current beliefs or expectations and there are a number of
important factors that could cause the actual results or outcomes to differ
materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including
without limitation, our ability to maintain our sales efficiency, our ability
to maintain our existing, and develop new, strategic relationships, the number
of our net subscriber additions, our monthly customer turnover and our ability
to successfully integrate recently acquired businesses and operations and
those risks set forth or referenced under the caption "Risk Factors" in
Hostopia's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30,
2007, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are
available on a website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at and on our corporate website under Investor

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
    the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
    RIM assumes no liability and makes no representation, warranty or
    guarantee in relation to third party products or services.

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