|Sprint Announces Availability of Motorola's New V. Series(TM) CDMA Wireless Phones|
Posted: 11-Jul-2000 [Source: PR Newswire]
[Sprint announces availability of Motorola's new V. Series CDMA phones for use over their wireless network in the US.]
Kansas City, Mo. -- "Sprint PCS today announced availability of Motorola's (NYSE: MOT - news) new line of highly anticipated V. Series(TM) CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) wireless phones, the Motorola V8162 and the V2267 phones. Now, customers nationwide can stylishly stay connected with Motorola's sleek, Internet-ready wireless phones while receiving the benefits of the voice clarity, coverage and connectivity on the Sprint PCS 100-percent digital, 100-percent nationwide wireless network.
"Our goal is to offer products and services that are both valuable and meet the needs of a variety of lifestyles,'' says Charles Levine, chief sales and marketing officer for Sprint PCS. ``With Motorola's new V. Series CDMA phones coupled with the clarity and nationwide coverage of our all-digital network and growing array of Sprint PCS Wireless Web services, Sprint PCS is continuously providing functional and fashionable devices that meet our customers' needs.''
"Motorola is pleased to continue offering Sprint PCS a wide variety of wireless devices for its product portfolio,'' said Iain Morris, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Personal Communications Sector's North American Region. ``Sprint PCS customers will now have a choice between Motorola's Timeport(TM), TalkAbout(r) and V. Series(TM) phones, which are all tailor-made for certain consumer types. Motorola's V8162 and V2267 phones will complement the existing Sprint PCS portfolio and will be the device of choice for those consumers who demand the latest in wireless technology and value eye-catching designs.''
"The new galaxy gray Motorola V8162 phone is the smallest, lightest Internet-ready CDMA phone in the US, weighing in at just 2.9 ounces. With its diminutive, yet full-featured design, the single-band V8162 phone boasts a four-line holographic display screen, a built-in headset jack, an extended phone book that can store 99 contacts with up to four numbers per contact plus, TrueSync(TM) software support. The powerful V8162 phone offers a sleek, clamshell design and allows easy access to Sprint PCS Wireless Web services* while providing up to 2.5 hours of talk-time or up to 125 hours of stand-by time**. The Motorola V8162 is packaged with a Lithium Ion battery and cover, belt clip and AC adapter charger and will be available at Sprint Stores for $399.99 in July.
"The highly stylized Motorola V2267 phone offers a slim design with fluid contours that comfortably fit the shape of the face plus, optional interchangeable PhoneWrap(TM) covers in vibrant colors allow customers to personalize the color of their phone. This silver and putty gray phone offers a four-line display screen, nine individual ring styles, a built-in headset jack and an extended phone book that can store 99 contacts with up to four numbers per contact. Additionally, the V2267 phone features a minibrowser which enables customers to shop, trade stocks online, browse select Internet-based content in real time, and receive automatic personalized news features, weather, stock quotes, and e-mail updates. This dual-band phone weighs just 5.1 ounces and provides up to 180 minutes of talk-time or up to 110 hours in stand-by time while in digital mode**. The Motorola V2267 phone is packaged with 3 AAAL NiMh batteries, an AC adapter charger, a belt clip and an azure colored PhoneWrap(TM) cover. The phone has a retail price of $99.99 and will be available in August.
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