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Gameloft Offers Video Games for BlackBerry Phones

March 26, 2007

Gameloft, Europe's biggest maker of games for mobile phones, will develop and sell games for use on Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd.'s BlackBerry devices.

Games for BlackBerry devices including ``Block Breaker Deluxe,'' ``New York Nights,'' ``Lost'' and ``Prince of Persia'' are now on sale through Gameloft's Web site, the Paris-based company said in a statement. More titles will be announced later, Gameloft said.

Research In Motion, based in Waterloo, Ontario, has been adding BlackBerry devices with music players and cameras to expand their appeal beyond business users. The devices are the biggest-selling e-mail mobile phones in the U.S., with 31.6 percent of the market in the third quarter, ahead of Palm Inc.'s Treo with 31.5 percent, according to Port Washington, New York- based research company NPD Group.

Shares of Research in Motion rose C$1.89, or 1.2 percent, to C$161.33 as of 4:10 p.m. local time in Toronto Stock Exchange composite trading. Shares of Gameloft fell 8 cents to 4.98 euros at the close of trading in Paris today, before the announcement.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tom Randall in New York at trandall6@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeff Ward at jward@bloomberg.net.


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