LAS VEGAS, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For consumers who want mobility without the added cost, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today have unveiled the Sprint PCS Phone C290 by Motorola. The C290 is the first Sprint PCS Vision-enabled phone from Motorola. With its large, vibrant display, soft-touch exterior and sleek, compact design, the C290 is ideal for consumers who want a stylish phone and the conveniences of voice communication, SMS Text Messaging*, and Sprint PCS Vision(SM) services* to help them stay connected. "The C290 by Motorola is an ideal phone for consumers looking for value in their mobile device," said Oliver Valente, senior vice president product development, Sprint Nextel. "The C290 is Motorola's first phone to support Sprint PCS Vision(R) and it paves the path for future mobile phone possibilities between the two companies." With Sprint PCS Vision, customers can personalize the C290 by downloading the latest images, ringers, games, and other applications*. It's these compelling Sprint services* that enable consumers to reflect their unique interests and enjoy hours of entertainment on the go. "The entry-level C290 puts us back in the game with Sprint and we couldn't be more thrilled," said Ron Garriques, president of Mobile Devices, Motorola. "This is a great opportunity to deliver wickedly cool products to Sprint and its customers, and we're confident that there's much more to come through this renewed relationship." Motorola will be showcasing the new C290 as part of Motorola's rapidly evolving vision of Seamless Mobility during CTIA Wireless 2006 in Booth 2606. For additional information on the Motorola C290, please visit http://www.hellomoto.com. Pricing And Availability The Motorola C290 is available at Sprint Stores nationwide and online at http://www.sprint.com for $179.99 or $29.99 after rebate. Editors Note: For high-resolution images of Motorola's consumer solutions, please visit http://www.motorola.com/motoinfo. About Sprint Nextel Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com. About Motorola Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. *Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. Motorola, Inc. 2006. All rights reserved.
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