Motorola and Yahoo! Announce Plans to Bring Consumer Applications to the Mobile, Auto, and Home Companies to Align on Linux and Java Platform for Optimized and Seamless

Mobile Consumer Experience



    LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT), a global leader in wireless and broadband
 communications, and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:   YHOO), a leading global Internet
 company, today announced they intend to collaborate to provide consumers with
 easy access to Yahoo!'s core products and services on millions of Motorola
 Linux-based mobile devices, broadband-enabled products for the connected home,
 and through Motorola's forthcoming iRadio solution, starting in 2006.
 Motorola and Yahoo! plan to make these services available to key operators
 worldwide to increase consumer adoption of mobile data services.
     "Many of our operator customers have asked us for easier access to the
 types of Yahoo! services consumers know and love.  By aligning with Yahoo!
 we're able to expand our offerings to customers, while providing a great
 Seamless Mobility experience for consumers around the globe," said Ron
 Garriques, president of Motorola's Mobile Device business.  "And, by
 optimizing these products for our leading Linux and Java software platform,
 we're making it just that much easier for operators to maximize revenue while
 delivering the most innovative consumer experiences."
     "Yahoo! is focused on providing our millions of users with the opportunity
 to connect to their Yahoo! services on the devices they use. Our plans with
 Motorola are an important step toward making this vision a reality," said
 Marco Boerries, senior vice president of the Connected Life business unit,
 Yahoo!.  "By working with Motorola and leading carrier partners on a global
 basis, we will be able to further extend Yahoo!'s presence beyond the desktop
 and onto millions more mobile devices, into the home and even into the
 automobile."
     The companies intend to offer both operators and consumers Motorola
 devices optimized for direct access to the full suite of Yahoo!'s leading
 products and services.
     Motorola's Yahoo! optimized products are expected to be available to
 consumers in major markets starting in 2006.
 
     About Yahoo!
     Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most
 trafficked Internet destinations worldwide.  Yahoo! seeks to provide online
 products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of
 tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users
 around the world.  Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides
 seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems
 and wireless networks.  In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in
 between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and
 information you need on the go.  Seamless mobility harnesses the power of
 technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and
 flexible communication.  Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004.  For
 more information: http://www.motorola.com.
 
     MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent &
 Trademark Office. Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered
 trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other product or service names are the property
 of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Motorola, Inc.
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