Motorola 'Rings' in the New Year with Highly-Anticipated Digital V. Series™ Phones

LAS VEGAS, Jan 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Motorola unveiled two of the world's smallest -- and lightest -- web-ready digital wireless phones ever at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the V8160 and V8162. The V. Series, among one of the most anticipated phone collections introduced by the company in the Americas, includes wireless phones that are designed to define elegance in personal style. The chic phones, small enough to be termed a personal accessory, transform high-tech toys into sustainable style.

"The debut of these new Motorola phones is just one result of the company's concerted efforts not merely to meet the needs of consumers but to anticipate them in an entirely new way," said Rich Foss, vice president of global brand strategy for Motorola's Personal Communications Sector. "Motorola's consumer design and engineering teams have partnered to create new products that are more than just good technology, they're personal accessories that reflect the owner's taste and sense of style."

Both versions of the elegant and futuristic phones will include a microbrowser to enable Internet access*. Consumers can browse information from the World Wide Web, access such items as stock quotes, weather reports, directions and much, much more all at the touch of just a couple of buttons.

In an effort to provide consumers increased color options, Motorola will offer the digital V. Series phones in a variety of exciting new colors including Titanium, Radar Blue and Galaxy Gray in addition to the always chic black. The new phones are slated to be ready for store shelves during the first half of 2000.

Both phone models, V8160, (CDMA 800 MHz/AMPS) and V8162 (CDMA 1900 MHz) weigh as little as 3.0 ounces and can provide up to 150 minutes of digital talk time or up to 125 hours of standby time**. If a digital system is not available in the area, the V8160 phone automatically transitions to an 800 MHz analog system.

With Starfish TrueSync®, an optional software package available for the V8160 and V8162 phones, consumers can download and synchronize*** the names and numbers in their phones with many popular desktop Personal Information Managers (PIMs), handheld devices and web-based address books such as outlook 97/97, ACT! Lotus Organizer, Lotus Notes, Sidekick, Excite Planner, Yahoo! Address Book, StarTAC Clip-On Organizer, PageWriter® 2000X, REX, REXPro, 3Com Palm devices and Hewlett Packard Windows CE devices. The phones are also data and fax capable, offer VibraCall® alert and an integrated headset jack.

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