The Motorola i560 Flip-Style Handset Offers Advanced Walkie-talkie Services, Java Capability, an External Display and Multimedia Messaging Service
PLANTATION, Fla. and RESTON, Va., Aug. 3, 2005 – Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL) today announced the Motorola i560, a rugged flip-style mobile phone that delivers multiple ways to communicate and to increase productivity.
The Motorola i560 is designed for anyone who exposes a handset to extreme conditions, from construction and public safety workers to rock climbers and cyclists. The Motorola i560 is certified to meet military standards for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure and solar radiation. Its external display allows information such as incoming calls, time and date to be quickly viewed without the need to open the phone.
The Motorola i560 provides Nextel’s unmatched walkie-talkie capabilities, including Nextel’s coast-to-coast Nationwide Direct Connect and country-to-country International Direct Connect(SM) services. The Motorola i560 also offers the Group Connect(SM)(1) service, enabling group walkie-talkie conversations with up to 20 participants nationwide, and the Direct Talk(SM) service, allowing short-range walkie-talkie communications in areas without network coverage (depending on specific conditions such as terrain)(1).
The Motorola i560 fully supports Java, allowing users to run many applications that range from business tools to games. It is also equipped with Nextel Multimedia Messaging(2) service, enabling messages to include text, images and audio altogether.
“The Motorola i560 includes features that Nextel customers asked for in a flip-style rugged handset, including our Group Connect and Direct Talk walkie-talkie services, Java capability and an external display,” said Blair Kutrow, vice president, Voice Services and Subscriber Devices, Nextel.
“This rugged Motorola handset is tough on the inside and outside. It can tackle hard jobs with advanced communication features and Java productivity applications, and it can stand up against external elements such as dust, shock and extreme temperatures,” said Rey More’, senior vice president and general manager, Motorola’s iDEN Mobile Devices.
Some of the many other features of the Motorola i560 include an internal color display, speakerphone, voice recorder, voice-activated dialing, GPS capabilities(2) and an Internet microbrowser(2). The airplane mode allows the network signal to be turned off during flight while certain applications such as the date book can still be accessed.
The Motorola i560 is available through all Nextel distribution channels, including retail stores, at a price of $149.99, with a two-year service agreement, new activation and credit approval. Taxes, fees, early termination fee, phone setup fee and other charges apply.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, on the go. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: http://www.motorola.com.
About Nextel Communications
Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country covering thousands of communities across the United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500 companies are Nextel customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 264 million people live or work.
All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
(1) In order to use the Group Connect feature, the user and all call recipients must have a Group Connect-capable handset and SIM card.
Direct Talk is an all-digital off-network walkie-talkie service that works between compatible phones in up to a six-mile range under optimal conditions. Terrain, weather, foliage, and usage in or near vehicles and structures (such as buildings), among other things, may decrease performance and result in a significantly shorter range. The communication range quoted is alculated based on an unobstructed line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to: terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference, and obstructions.
(2) Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply.
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