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MOTOROLA UNVEILS IDEN HANDSET WITH MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING.

Motorola (NYSE:MOT) has unveiled the Motorola i860, a new phone featuring video capture and playback, an integrated camera, and multimedia messaging services (MMS). The sleek Motorola i860 is packed with more than a dozen top-of-the-line features including 10-second video capture and playback and a 0.3-megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom. In addition, it allows users to easily exchange digital photos and contact information with others .

"The Motorola i860 handset is another example of how Motorola strives to meet our customers' needs by offering one mobile device to streamline communications," said Rey More', senior vice president and general manager, Motorola's iDEN Subscriber Group. "Its multimedia services enable users to easily capture the moment when it happens and share it with others, wherever they may be."

The phone's 10-second video capture capability includes a short-range LED spotlight to provide additional light for close-up pictures. The camera allows users to take pictures in a variety of sizes suitable for sharing, in-camera viewing, wallpaper designs, and picture caller ID. Users can get themselves in the picture using the self-timer.

With the Motorola i860, users can share their pictures and audio recordings by sending and receiving multimedia messages. The phone's integrated Media Center allows users to conveniently manage all pictures, voice recordings, ring tones, videos, and wallpaper designs from a single area.

Other features of the Motorola i860 that are new to iDEN handsets include:

-- Picture Caller ID - allows a previously-assigned picture of a caller to appear in the external display when a phone call is incoming from that contact

-- Larger external color screen - displays up to 3 lines of text and pictures

-- Larger internal color screen - displays up to 11 lines of text in vibrant color

-- Push-to-Send My Info - allows users to send their contact information via the "push-to-talk" (PTT) button. Users can limit the amount of information sent or send a virtual business card to network more efficiently.

-- Push-to-Send Contacts - allows users to easily share another user's contact information via the PTT button

-- Media Downloader application - available for download from the Internet, this free application allows users to transfer photos and videos from their phone to their PC via a USB cable (not included)

-- 25 MB of memory available to end users - for ring tones, voice recordings, videos, pictures, messages, wallpaper designs, and Java applications

-- MP3 ring tones - including music and voice

-- Openwave 7.0 Internet microbrowser - lets users browse graphic-rich xHTML sites

-- Push-to-open button - offers convenient, one-handed operation of the flip-style phone by mechanically opening the flip when pressed

The phone also has many of the features associated with Motorola's iDEN technology, including location-based services, integrated speakerphone, voice recorder, voice dialing, downloadable applications, and a two-way radio for instant communication at the touch of a button.

The Motorola i860 handset weighs 4.77 ounces and measures 3.45 x 1.96 x 1.01 inches with the included high performance battery.

The phone is available through Nextel Communications and Southern LINC in the United States. To view or download an image of the Motorola i860, visit http://www.motorola.com/mediacenter/graphics/list/0,,4287,00. html.

About Motorola's iDEN Subscriber Group

Motorola's 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 more information on iDEN handsets, visit http://www.motorola.com/iden .

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a provider of wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies. Sales in 2003 were U.S. $27.1 billion.

Motorola can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.motorola.com/.

For more information, call 954/723-6333.
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