LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Dec. 7, 2006) - Alltel Wireless (NYSE:AT), America's largest network, and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry(R) 8703e wireless handset is available to Alltel customers. The BlackBerry 8703e supports phone, e-mail, messaging, organizer, browser and other mobile applications that work on Alltel's next generation high-speed Axcess Broadband network and supports turn-by-turn navigation with its built-in GPS capabilities.

Alltel is offering the BlackBerry 8703e with key value-added applications designed to maximize utility from the powerful handset. A mobile software store from Handango(TM) enables on-device software purchases from a catalog of productivity and entertainment titles. Handmark(R) Pocket Express(TM) delivers news, weather, sports, maps, directory look-ups, movie showtimes and other mobile content to Alltel subscribers. And TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM) leverages the built-in assisted-GPS technology of the handset to provide turn-by-turn, voice and onscreen driving directions to virtually any U.S. destination. Customers can find these applications at,, and, respectively, and will soon be able to have them delivered via "Virtual Preload" directly to their BlackBerry 8703e.