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Motorola Demonstrates Wireless Phones With Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition at JavaOne.

Motorola Highlights a Growing Variety of Java(TM) Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ --

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) continues to build on its commitment to Java(TM) technology by empowering the developer with its Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)-based products, enabling the portability of applications across small footprint, wireless devices such as wireless phones, pagers and personal digital assistants (PDAs). At JavaOne(SM) 2000, Motorola demonstrates several wireless devices using the J2ME platform including Motorola's iDEN platform, a GSM smart phone prototype and a wireless messaging device for two-way data on GSM networks.

Motorola, in close cooperation with Sun Microsystems, helped develop J2ME technology and continues to expand the opportunities for developers to create applications for embedded devices that have low-power, low-memory requirements. The technology displayed in Motorola's booth at JavaOne illustrates the progress.

"Motorola's expertise in embedded technologies is helping to bring Java technology to the wireless world," said George Paolini, vice president, Sun's Java Community Development. "The commitment to the Java platform from Motorola is clear by the leadership and support they bring to the Java community, their broad portfolio of products and technologies, and key partnerships announced at JavaOne."

J2ME-based Products from Motorola

Motorola is demonstrating numerous communication products that integrate J2ME. Motorola's iDEN technology combines the capabilities of a digital wireless phone, a two-way radio, a text pager, always-connected Internet access, two-way e-mail and wireless modem functionality into a palm-size handset. The introduction of Motorola's new handset computing platform at JavaOne combines J2ME with end-to-end Internet protocol (IP) capabilities, and demonstrates the platform's computing power and communication capabilities with partner applications.

"This breakthrough platform combines the flexibility of wireless communication with the power of mobile computing and application upgradability in one multiple communications phone," said Bill Werner, corporate vice president and general manager of the Motorola iDEN Subscriber Group. "We are excited about the amazing potential for application development it will provide for millions of Java technology developers."

Motorola is also demonstrating a smart phone prototype at JavaOne, which combines an easy-to-use touch screen with organizer, messaging and Internet browsing functions. The Java technology-enabled prototype is a GSM dual band (GSM 900/1800) smart phone that incorporates a touch screen user interface with dual Internet browsers (HTML 3.2 and WAP 1.1). Motorola's first J2ME- enabled cellular phone is scheduled to ship mid 2001 with additions to its product range throughout the year. By mid 2002, Motorola anticipates that all its handsets will have J2ME capability as standard.

Also at JavaOne is Motorola's next generation Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC), a wireless messaging device for two-way data and voice on GSM networks. Incorporating general packet radio system (GPRS) data capability, a color display and PDA functionality, this PIC will provide added value to consumers with its programmable WISDOM operating system and J2ME capability.

Helping Developers Get to Market Fast

J2ME technology is designed to enable third party developers to create powerful applications in an open environment. The key benefit of J2ME to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and independent software vendors (ISV) is it allows applications to be written once for mobile information devices and be shared with other devices that support the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) specifications. Developers no longer have to re-write applications for specific devices once these devices are enabled with J2ME. Motorola is active in developing open standards for wireless devices - leading the expert group for the MID-Profile and as a member of the Java Community Process expert group for CLDC.

"Motorola's strong support of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition strengthens its ability to leverage Motorola's wireless and DigitalDNA(TM) embedded solutions, providing innovative applications and services benefiting handset OEMs, operators and consumers in sharing information across platforms," said Anne-Marie Larkin, vice president and director of Motorola's Wireless Software, Applications and Services Group.

Over the next year, Motorola plans to deepen its commitment to J2ME significantly, building key developer support and partnership capabilities. This is expected to include launching three regional developer conferences. Motorola's objective from these events is twofold -- to solicit input from developer communities for further platform developments and improvements, and second, to showcase the company's existing capabilities. http://www.mot.com/developerconference/

Comprehensive Development Solutions for ISVs

Additionally, Metrowerks, a Motorola company, is expanding J2ME support in its award-winning CodeWarrior(R) IDE (Integrated Development Environment) including an optimized CLDC and set of class libraries for mobile devices from Motorola as well as debugging support and a desktop emulator that integrates seamlessly with CodeWarrior.

Motorola's iDEN handset computing platform will be the first to utilize the CLDC-supported version of CodeWarrior, which will be available in the fourth quarter of this year. The tools will allow ISVs and OEMs to develop applications in parallel with hardware, enabling a faster time-to-market with both devices and applications. With the addition of CLDC support to CodeWarrior, developers will be able to turn to Metrowerks for a complete Java technology development solution, including support for the PersonalJava(TM) and Java Card(TM) platforms.

Games Demonstrate Emerging Market Opportunities

Motorola and Sega of Japan today announced their joint intent to create a global strategic alliance that will bring a wide assortment of entertainment software to an innovative class of Java technology-enabled wireless phones, pagers and PDAs. Sega has developed an optimized suite of games for J2ME- enabled Motorola devices being demonstrated at JavaOne. By demonstrating compelling entertainment content on the J2ME platform, Sega and Motorola are making a significant statement about the direction they are taking as leaders in the exploding wireless entertainment market.

Partnering with ISVs

Motorola is proud to feature demonstrations at JavaOne from several leading Java technology ISVs who have embraced the J2ME platform's ease of use, portability and ability to rapidly create powerful applications for a new class of Motorola Java technology-enabled wireless devices. Bonita's ToGo(TM) Mobile Solutions leverages the Java platform and wireless technologies to enable access to enterprise network applications, providing mobile solutions software for the growing mobile workforce. Digital Bridges' vision brings interactive gaming to the next generation of Internet-aware, wireless handheld devices. BuildNet and HiddenMind applications are designed to enable real- time, in-the-field e-commerce transactions, workflow communications, and dynamic information exchanges. The Java technology-based personal information management application, as well as a J2ME-based browser, are core product offerings of Espial. PointBase delivers 100% Pure Java(TM) database management software for designing web-centric, mobile and embedded device applications.

Commitment to Java Technology Not Limited to Wireless

Motorola and Sun are leading the development of an open systemsframework -- Openwings(TM) -- which will enable the development of highly available, secure, distributed systems for mission critical applications. This framework, announced earlier this year, utilizes Sun's Jini(TM) technology to provide ad-hoc integration of system components as well as increases the interoperability in a system of systems environment.

The Motorola Jupiter M-Smart(TM) smart card platform, also featured at JavaOne, integrates two key standards - JavaCard 2.1 technology and Visa Open Platform 2.0. Jupiter M-Smart is expected to help drive the adoption of smart card applications, just as standards helped drive the client server and Internet industries.

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1999 were $33.1 billion. http://www.motorola.com

About Metrowerks

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports CodeWarrior software development solutions for a number of operating systems and the most popular microprocessors. In September of 1999, Metrowerks became an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola Inc.

MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property of their trademark owner respective owners. Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java, JavaOne, Java Card, PersonalJava and Jini are all trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and all other countries.

For more information, contact: Media, Laurie Mills of Motorola, 512-895-8815, laurie.mills@motorola.com; or Jeff Tieszen of Metrowerks, 512-997-4717, jtieszen@metrowerks.com; or Sharen Santoski of Cunningham Communication, 617-374-4254, ssantoski@cunningham.com, for Motorola's iDEN Subscriber Group
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