Motorola and AT-T Wireless Bringing 3G/UMTS to North America

Jul 21, 2004

Network Launch expands Motorola lead in 3G/UMTS
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, and ATT Wireless (NYSE: AWE) today announced the availability of the Motorola A845 on North America's first 3G/UMTS network. The launch of AT-T Wireless' network and the availability of the model A845 makes mobile broadband a reality in the United States. Delivering higher speeds than ever before, the AT-T Wireless 3G/UMTS network paired with the Motorola A845 brings consumers richer data experiences including video streaming*, video capture and playback, MP3 downloading and multi-media messaging.

"The Motorola A845 is our latest addition to an already unprecedented 3G/UMTS portfolio designed to deliver on the speed, capacity and cost advantages inherent in today's more robust networks," said James Burke, Senior Director of GSM Product Operations, Motorola, Inc. "As the AT&T Wireless 3G/UMTS network goes live in Detroit, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle, the Motorola A845 will serve an integral part in creating the unparalleled mobile experience North American consumers will soon enjoy."

"With the build-out of the UMTS network, we are offering a variety of devices that step up to the challenge and provide features that truly take advantage of our 3G muscle -that offers speeds rivaling those of some broadband services.," said Eric Updyke, vice president - 3G Program Management, AT&T Wireless.. "The Motorola A845 delivers the power and functionality we need to give our customers the exceptional products and service they have come to expect."

The launch of the A845 is yet another example of Motorola's leadership in the development and deployment of 3G/UMTS enabled devices. Motorola launched the world’s first dual-mode UMTS/WCDMA handset for Europe and Asia in 2002 and since then has built a global portfolio including the show-stopping Motorola A835, A920 and the soon to be released A1000 and E1000. The global leader in 3G/UMTS handset technology, Motorola is committed to bringing its experience and innovation to operators and consumers around the world as they begin to roll-out 3G/UMTS services and networks.

Powered by 3G/UMTS technology, the Motorola A845 offers all of the latest mobile technology including integrated Bluetooth, MP3 player and 64 MB of memory for optimal storage. These features are an ideal complement to AT&T Wireless' mMode(tm) service, providing vast array of business, entertainment and multi-media applications for a complete mobile experience. Additionally, consumers get advanced voice calling anywhere on AT&T Wireless' GSM network, as well as wireless modem capabilities for connecting to laptops or PDA's, getting average data speeds between 220-320kbps, with bursts up to 384kbps**.

The Motorola A845 features:
• UMTS/WCDMA 1900 MHz, GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900 MHz
• Streaming video* support
• A 2.2” extra large vivid color screen
• Dual Integrated VGA cameras
• Integrated MP3 player and MP3 ring tones
• 64 MB of embedded memory
• Multi-media messaging
• Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
• Extensive downloading capabilities for adding screensavers, wallpapers and applications of choice
• Polyphonic speaker with MP3 and midi support

Pricing and Availability Information
The Motorola A845 is expected to be available at AT&T Wireless retail stores in each of the four markets for an expected price of $299.99.

Source: Motorola Inc.

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