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CORRECTING and REPLACING Nextel and Motorola Introduce the First All-Weather Rugged Mobile Phone Equipped with Nationwide Direct Connect.

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers Nextel Communications, Inc.


In BW5415 issued Dec. 4, 2003: First graph, third sentence of release should read: Also resistant to blowing rain, humidity and salt fog, the Motorola i305 withstands temperatures ranging from 14 to 248 degrees Fahrenheit (sted Also resistant to blowing rain, humidity and salt fog, the Motorola i305 withstands temperatures ranging from minus 14 to 248 degrees Fahrenheit).

The corrected release reads:


Motorola i305 intended for the industrial sector and the outdoor enthusiast is designed to protect against harsh working environments and severe weather

Nextel Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL), Nextel Partners (NASDAQ:NXTP) and Motorola (NYSE:MOT) today introduced the first all-weather(1) mobile phone with Nationwide Direct Connect(SM), the Motorola i305. The GPS-enabled phone has been designed with a focus on durability, to meet the needs of customers in industrial sectors such as construction and public service, as well as the outdoor enthusiast who demands a phone that can resist dust, shock, vibration, and extreme weather. Also resistant

to blowing rain, humidity and salt fog, the Motorola i305 withstands temperatures ranging from 14 to 248 degrees Fahrenheit.

Equipped with Nextel's Nationwide Direct Connect(SM), the Motorola i305 adheres to Military Standards 810 F, for both rugged construction and rain-resistance. The handset features a rubber encasing and sculpted grip for comfort, as well as a brushed chrome lens guard. The phone's interior lining and seals protect against exposure to rain, sleet, and snow intrusion.

"Nextel continues to remain focused on providing communication tools for customers in the industrial sector that are designed to help them be more productive in both their business and personal lives," said Blair Kutrow, vice president, product management, Nextel. "The i305 is ideal for individuals who require a rugged phone, yet still demand the latest mobile technology and enhanced features and services they have come to expect from Nextel."

The Motorola i305 also features the same invaluable integrated services available in all phones that run on the Nextel network. These services include: digital cellular service, Nationwide Direct Connect--the incredibly powerful coast to coast long-range walkie-talkie that allows for communication at the touch of one button; Nextel Online(R) Web; email; and text messaging services.

"The durable Motorola i305 was designed for those who work and play in environments where their phone is often exposed to a variety of risks including blowing rain, dust, shock and vibration - whether it's a construction worker on the job site or a weekend warrior on the hiking trail," said Peter Aloumanis, general manager, Motorola's iDEN(R) Subscriber Group.

The Motorola i305 is also speakerphone capable and offers assignable ring tones(2), a 600-entry phonebook and a SIM card for easy transfer of information between Nextel phones by Motorola.

The Motorola i305 is available immediately wherever Nextel phones are sold, including online at for a promotional price of $99.99 with a two-year contract.

About Nextel Communications

Nextel Communications, a Fortune 300 company based in Reston, VA, is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country covering thousands of communities across the United States. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc., currently serve 293 of the top 300 U.S. markets. Through recent market launches, Nextel and Nextel Partners service is available today in areas of the U.S. where approximately 248 million people live or work.

About Nextel Partners

Nextel Partners, Inc., (NASDAQ:NXTP), based in Kirkland, Wash., has the exclusive right to provide digital wireless communications services using the Nextel brand name in 31 states where approximately 53 million people reside. Nextel Partners offers its customers the same fully integrated, digital wireless communications services available from Nextel including digital cellular, text and numeric messaging, wireless Internet access and Direct Connect(SM) digital walkie-talkie, all in a single wireless phone. Nextel Partners customers can seamlessly access these services anywhere on Nextel's or Nextel Partners' all-digital wireless network, which currently covers 293 of the top 300 U.S. markets. To learn more about Nextel Partners, visit

About Motorola's iDEN(R) Subscriber Group

iDEN handsets combine the capabilities of a digital wireless phone with "always on" Internet access, text pager, and two-way radio to enable users to instantly communicate with one or many individuals at the push of a button. For further information on iDEN handsets, visit

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2002 were $26.7 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important technologies that make things smarter and life better for people, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit:

(1) "All-weather" is defined as able to operate in temperatures

ranging from 14 degrees F to +120 degrees F, and in blowing rain,

humidity and salt fog.

(2) Network and subscription dependent. Not available in all areas.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. (C) Motorola, Inc. 2003.

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