MOTOROLA DEMONSTRATES WAP ENABLED GSM HANDSET USING PHONE.COM BROWSER
Tri-Band GSM Phone Can Deliver Email and Internet Content Using Phone.com's WAP Technology
San Jose, Calif. (July 28, 1999) ¾
At the Unwired Universe Conference
today Motorola (NYSE: MOT) unveiled its first WAP-capable handset using
Phone.com, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: PHCM) technology. The Tri-band GSM phone,
previously seen at the GSM World Congress in February 1999, has been
enhanced by the addition of the Phone.com™ UP.Browser™ R4 for this demonstration.
This browser meets the WAP 1.1 specification, and enables the Tri-band
GSM phone to access Email and select Internet based information services
Visitors to the Unwired Universe
Conference can use this exciting new GSM handset operating in the GSM1900
frequency band, to send Email and access select Internet based information
services*. Developers are able to discuss content development opportunities
for WAP with Motorola and Phone.com staff.
"The combination of wireless
Internet and Tri-band GSM capability can be a powerful tool, allowing
access to the wireless Internet wherever a compatible GSM network exists**.
Motorola intends to bring WAP technology to the market and progressively
roll it out across our entire product range in all technologies, including
CDMA, GSM and TDMA," said Mark Powell, Director of Global Portfolio
Planning, Motorola's Personal Communications Sector. "Together with
our UP.Browser-enabled phones for CDMA and iDEN® we have a compelling
product line-up with Internet capability that surely puts us at the
forefront of the wireless industry."
"Phone.com and Motorola make
a powerful combination¾bringing
state-of-the-art hardware and software together in a phone which should
be well received around the world," said Alain Rossmann, Chairman and
CEO of Phone.com. "GSM carriers worldwide have been waiting for WAP
capability and we are jointly delivering it on a world class GSM handset."
The phone is expected to be
available during the fourth quarter of 1999. In addition to WAP and
GSM Tri-band capability it will come equipped with Voice activation,
VoiceNote™ Voice recorder***, GSM Data* transmission capability, IrDA
wireless modem, VibraCall™ Alert and an Optimax™ Graphics display for
easy readability of internet information. Phone.com's
UP.Browser R4 software used
in the Motorola handset is the market-leading WAP 1.1 microbrowser,
the Phone.com UP.Browser has been licensed to over 24 handset manufacturers
around the world.
Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions
and embedded electronic solutions. These include: Software-enhanced
wireless telephone, two-way radio, messaging and satellite communications
products and systems, as well as networking and Internet-access products,
for consumers, network operators, and commercial, government and industrial
customers. Embedded semiconductor solutions for customers in the consumer,
networking and computing, transportation, and wireless communications
markets. Embedded electronic systems for automotive, communications,
imaging, manufacturing systems, computer and consumer markets. Sales
in 1998 were $29.4 billion.
For further press information,
please contact: Motorola's Personal Communications Sector, 600 North
U.S. Highway #45, Room AN482, Libertyville, Illinois 60048. Phone: 847o523o0015.
Fax: 847-523-5534. For all other inquiries, please contact Motorola's
Cellular Information Center at 1-800-331-6456 or via Motorola's web
sites at www.motorola.com or www.experience.motorola.com.
Phone.com, Inc. is a leading provider of software that enables the delivery
of Internet-based services to mass-market wireless telephones. Using
its software, wireless subscribers have access to Internet- and corporate
intranet-based services, including Email, news, stocks, weather, travel
and sports. In addition, subscribers have access via their wireless
telephones to network operators' intranet-based telephony services,
which may include over-the-air activation, call management, billing
history information, pricing plan subscription and voice message management.
Phone.com is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has regional
offices in London and Tokyo. Visit http://www.phone.com
for more information.
Except for the historical
information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release
are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to, Phone.com's limited operating history, potential fluctuations in
Phone.com's operating results, uncertainties related to the Phone.com's
long sales cycle and reliance on a small number of customers, Phone.com's
dependence on the acceptance of its products by network operators and
wireless subscribers, Phone.com's ability to adequately address the
rapidly-evolving market for delivery of Internet-based services through
wireless telephones, the need to achieve widespread integration of Phone.com's
browser in wireless telephones, competition from companies with substantially
greater financial, technical, marketing and distribution resources and
the ability of Phone.com to manage a complex set of engineering, marketing
and distribution relationships. Further information regarding these
and other risks is included in Phone.com's prospectus dated June 10,
1999 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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