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10 Million 3G CDMA2000 Wireless Subscribers Access Multimedia Applications with Next-Generation Devices

HONG KONG, June 11, 2002 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( reported that there are more than 100 CDMA2000-enabled handset models commercially available today. These state-of-the-art devices are slim, lightweight and provide wireless users access to full-color music videos, Internet broadcasts and animation downloaded at up to 144 Kbps on CDMA2000 1X networks, and up to 2.4 Mbps on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO. In addition to these handsets, there are more than 24 CDMA2000 component products, such as PC cards and modules.

"As consumers demand more communication functionality, we are seeing more innovative devices reach the market," said Perry LaForge, executive director for the CDG. "CDMA2000 is clearly leading and driving the 3G market."

Manufacturers currently producing 3G CDMA2000 subscriber devices include AirPrime, AnyDATA, Audiovox, Ericsson, GTRAN, Hyundai CURITEL, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Novatel Wireless, Samsung, Sanyo, SK Teletech, Sierra Wireless and Sony.

Features offered on 3G CDMA2000 handsets showcase full-color graphics, animated icons, camcorder-style screens, built-in cameras, GPS technology, full-motion video transmission and high-speed Internet access.

Because CDMA2000 handsets have longer battery life, this increases end-user convenience and encourages more airtime use through longer talk times. CDMA2000 handsets are also designed for backward compatibility with cdmaOneTM making implementation easier for operators while ensuring an enhanced user experience.