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April 14, 2005 07:00 ET

ALLTEL Launches BlackBerry for Mobile Professionals






APRIL 14, 2005 - 07:00 ET

ALLTEL Launches BlackBerry for Mobile Professionals

2005) - ALLTEL (NYSE:AT) and Research In Motion (RIM)
(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the availability of the
BlackBerry 7250 Wireless Handheld™, BlackBerry Enterprise Server™
and BlackBerry Internet Service™. BlackBerry®, developed and
manufactured by Research In Motion, operates on ALLTEL's CDMA 1X digital
wireless network.

The Java-based BlackBerry 7250™ combines phone, email, text
messaging, organizer, web and corporate data applications in a single,
integrated handheld device. The BlackBerry 7250 also features Bluetooth
support for hands-free use with a headset or car kit, a bright
full-color screen and 32MB of flash memory.

"The BlackBerry 7250 allows mobile professionals to take their office
with them and manage their corporate and personal email quickly and
easily," said George Page, president of wireless business solutions for

"The popularity of BlackBerry continues to spread rapidly as more and
more people recognize the personal and organizational benefits of
wireless connectivity. We're very pleased to be working together to
offer BlackBerry to ALLTEL's customers in the United States," said Mark
Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.

The ergonomic and lightweight BlackBerry 7250 fits comfortably in the
palm of the hand and also features a large, easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard
with highlighted number keys for quick phone dialing and a bright
backlit screen that supports over 65,000 colors. The push-based
BlackBerry wireless architecture enables messages to be delivered
automatically to a customer's device without prompting or downloading.

For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly
integrates with Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and
Novell GroupWise®, and works with existing enterprise systems to
enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other corporate

For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service
allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal email
accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, and many
popular ISP email accounts) from a single device.


ALLTEL is a customer-focused communications company with more than 13
million customers and $8 billion in annual revenues. ALLTEL provides
wireless, local telephone, long-distance, Internet and broadband
services to residential and business customers in 26 states.

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications
market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and
services that support multiple wireless network standards, Research In
Motion provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to
time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging,
Internet and intranet-based applications. Research In Motion technology
also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers
to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to
data. Research In Motion's portfolio of award-winning products, services
and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around
the world and include the Blackberry wireless platform, the Research In
Motion Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools,
radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984
and based in Waterloo, Ontario, Research In Motion operates offices in
North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Research In Motion is listed on
the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or

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