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cdmaOne Handset Availability Increases As Market Demand Continues to Expand

Leading Wireless Manufacturers Respond to cdmaOne Operators’ Escalating Needs

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 8, 1997 - - Following the recent flurry of cdmaOne™ subscriber product launches by many of the world’s leading wireless manufacturers, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced a significant increase in cdmaOne handset availability. Many of these cdmaOne handset product launches were announced last month at the Personal Communications Showcase (PCS ‘97) in Dallas, underscoring the continued success of cdmaOne systems globally.

The rapidly increasing availability of dual-band/dual-mode cdmaOne phones is particularly noteworthy, as they provide cdmaOne users with the ability to seamlessly roam from digital cdmaOne PCS systems to traditional analog systems using the same phone. Dual-band/dual-mode phones, which can operate in CDMA digital mode in the PCS band (1.9 GHz) and in analog mode in the cellular (800 MHz) band, provide cdmaOne PCS carriers with a significant competitive advantage through expanded coverage.

"The current demand for handsets proves that cdmaOne momentum is rapidly increasing as operators continue to roll out cdmaOne systems throughout the world. At the same time, manufacturers are providing operators with competitive advantages via a variety of cdmaOne handset model choices and pricing options," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "The expanded coverage offered by dual-band/dual-mode phones provides a powerful advantage for established PCS carriers as well as new service providers in the D, E and F blocks."

CDG member manufacturers, including Audiovox, Fujitsu NTS, Hyundai, LGIC, Maxon America, Motorola, NEC America, Nokia, Oki Telecom, Philips Consumer Communications, QUALCOMM, Samsung, Siemens Wireless Terminals and Sony Electronics, have recently expanded their cdmaOne subscriber product lines or plan to introduce cdmaOne handsets in 1998.

Worldwide, cdmaOne handset manufacturing capacity will approach 15 million units per year by the end of 1998. The widespread availability of cdmaOne handsets, in turn, is expected to substantially reduce handset prices and make cdmaOne wireless services available to an even larger customer base. (*For an overview of cdmaOne handset models, contact the CDG News Bureau for a complete cdmaOne subscriber unit fact sheet.)

cdmaOne Subscriber Products Fact Sheet

 Company  Model No.  Band Mode Availability
Audiovox CDM-3000 Cellular CDMA/AMPS Yr-end 97
Fujitsu NTS Personna EC 2000
Personna EC 2500
Personna EC 3000
PCS
Cellular
PCS/Cellular
CDMA
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA 1900/CDMA 800/AMPS
1998
1998
1998
Hyundai HPS-100
HHP-9600
HHP-9700
PCS
Cellular
Cellular
CDMA
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA/AMPS
First quarter, 1998
First quarter, 1998
Second quarter, 1998
LGIC LGC-300W
LGP-2000P
Cellular
PCS
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA
November 1997
November 1997
Maxon America       1998
Motorola MicroTAC™ SC-720
MicroTAC™ SC-725
MicroTAC™ SC-925
Cellular
Cellular
PCS
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA/AMPS/N-AMPS
CDMA
Available in Asia
Currently available
First half, 1998
NEC America   Dual-band Dual-mode 1998
Nokia 2180 Cellular CDMA/AMPS Currently available
OKI Telecom CD 800
CD 1900
Cellular
PCS/Cellular
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA 1900/CDMA 800/AMPS
1Q 1998
1998
Philips Consumer Communications 6810
6820
6830
6840
Cellular
PCS
PCS/Cellular
PCS/Cellular
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA
CDMA 1900/AMPS
CDMA 1900/CDMA 800/AMPS
1998
Oct. 1997
1998
1998
QUALCOMM Q phone
QCP-800
QCP-820
QCP-1900
QCP-1920
QCP-2700
PCS
Cellular
Cellular
PCS
PCS
PCS/Cellular
CDMA
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA
CDMA
CDMA 1900/AMPS
Available
Available
Available
Available
Available
Available

Samsung

SCH-100 Cellular CDMA/AMPS Currently available (Korea)
SCH-100S Cellular CDMA/AMPS Currently available (Korea)
SCH-200 Cellular CDMA/AMPS Currently available (Korea)
SCH-200F Cellular CDMA/AMPS Currently available (Korea)

Samsung

SCH-110 Cellular CDMA/AMPS Currently available (US)
SCH-1000 PCS CDMA Currently available (US)
SCH-1500 PCS/Cellular CDMA 1900/AMPS 1998
SCH-1910 PCS CDMA 1900/AMPS Currently available (US)
SCH-2500 PCS/Cellular CDMA 1900/CDMA 800/AMPS 1998
Siemens Wireless Terminals   Cellular
PCS/Cellular
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA 1900/CDMA 800/AMPS
1998
1998
Sony Electronics CM-B1200
CM-B2200
CM-B3200
CM-M1300
CM-M2300
CM-M3300
CM-S1100
CM-S2100
CM-S3100
CM-Z100
PCS/Cellular
PCS/Cellular
PCS/Cellular
Cellular
Cellular
Cellular
PCS
PCS
PCS
PCS
CDMA 1900/AMPS
CDMA 1900/AMPS
CDMA 1900/AMPS
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA/AMPS
CDMA
CDMA
CDMA
CDMA
Oct. 1997
Oct. 1997
Oct. 1997
Oct. 1997
Oct. 1997
Oct. 1997
1Q 1998
1Q 1998
1Q 1998
Yr-end 97

In addition, cdmaOne handsets offer expanded design options, including light-weight models and a host of battery configurations to meet price and performance requirements. Most cdmaOne phones also support enhanced features such as short messaging services, caller ID, voice mail and over-the-air activation.