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Motorola unveils wireless at CES
Posted: 06-Jan-2001 [Source: Motorola]

[The Consumer Electronics Show opened today with a strong emphasis on Mobile. Motorola presented the U.S. debut of their P7389i GPRS handset, as well as their "Internet Messenger watch," a joint development with Timex.]

Las Vegas -- "Motorola Inc. will arrive at the 33rd annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas armed with its full portfolio of products, including a collection of its latest products and services that will add new dimension and functionality to today's communications arena.

"Keeping people connected at home, work, in their car or from locations around the world, Motorola's smart technology is making life better, easier and simpler for consumers everywhere.

"With this new lineup of products and services, Motorola is truly changing the way people communicate and connect," said Ron Garriques, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola. "From bringing integrated text messaging and phone functionality together in one device to giving people hands-free Internet access in their automobiles and developing in-home entertainment and networking solutions, Motorola is leading the way in developing technology and tailoring it to the modern lifestyle."

Personal Communications Solutions

"This weekend at CES, Motorola will unveil several new additions to its already expansive line of personal communications products. The new lineup will be led by the first true convergence device -- the V.Series(tm) personal communicator, model V100. This addition strengthens Motorola's existing product offering with new design features, cutting-edge technology and the latest in consumer convenience.

"The V.Series V100 provides consumers with a new, innovative means to quickly adopt the growing texting trend in the United States. With a full QWERTY keyboard, texting capability, Internet access and phone functionality, the V.Series V100 brings the best of many worlds of communication together with ergonomic user-friendly features to provide consumers with an all-in-one wireless communications solution. The V.Series V100 is scheduled to be released in the United States in the second quarter of 2001 and is expected to retail for under $250.

"A new addition to Motorola's mobile phone offering, the V.Series phone, model 60c, also makes its debut at CES. In keeping with the stylish V.Series look, the model 60c boasts a sleek, compact design while integrating the latest in wireless technology. In addition to anodized aluminum housing, cutting-edge features include exterior caller-ID display, a new user interface, Short Message Service (SMS) messaging, voice activation and a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) microbrowser. This device illustrates Motorola's ongoing commitment to developing phones that deliver what consumers want -- a perfect combination of style and substance.

"Upholding its leadership position in delivering the mobile Internet to consumers, Motorola introduces the Timeport(tm) phone, model P7389i -- one of the world's first Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) tri-band General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) handsets -- at this year's show. This one-world phone, currently available in Europe, combines Motorola's award-winning handset design with groundbreaking GPRS technology to provide consumers with a constant link to the mobile Internet for high-speed, efficient retrieval of information.

"In addition to its cutting-edge design and technology, the Timeport P7389i contains all of the advanced features users have come to expect from Motorola, including Starfish TrueSync(r) software, allowing synchronized data between phone, PC, PDA and other devices; voice note digital voice recorder; data over IrDA; iTAP (tm) intelligent keypad entry, and more.

"Motorola's Talkabout(r) T6200 Series, which will make its debut at CES, is the latest addition to Motorola's pioneering Family Radio Service (FRS) two-way radio franchise. Improved convenience, enhanced conversation privacy and information alerts bring a robust feature set to the mid-tier-priced Talkabout T6200 series. The Talkabout T6200 series' vibrate feature allows the user to be signaled without disturbing others. The Eavesdrop Reducer feature scrambles the user's voice, enhancing the privacy of conversations in public places so that only other Motorola two-way radio users with the feature and same code settings can unscramble and understand what is being said.

"Also, the Talkabout T6200 helps people enjoy outdoor adventures more safely by receiving National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio broadcasts and audible alerts when storm warnings are issued. With hands-free operation, 14 channels and 38 codes, and talk confirmation tones, the rugged, weather-resistant Motorola Talkabout two-way radio T6200 series are an important part of consumers' and retailers' communications solutions.

"In a joint venture with Timex Corp., Motorola's CES booth will also be the location for the U.S. debut of the Timex Internet Messenger watch, which utilizes the latest in Motorola wireless technology to bring the Web to the wrist. The Timex Internet Messenger watch allows the user to receive Internet e-mail, news, weather reports, sports scores, stock quotes and more, directly to his or her wrist, anytime and virtually anyplace in the United States. This product is the latest product from Timex' Wrist Instrument Division.

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