Motorola and Sprint Unveil Affordable PCS Vision Phone

Motorola C290 offers consumers value and mobility

Apr 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from Motorola, Inc.

    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
     Pricing And Availability
     The Motorola C290 is available at Sprint Stores nationwide and online at for $179.99 or $29.99 after rebate.
     Editors Note: For high-resolution images of Motorola's consumer solutions,
 please visit
     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
     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
     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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