Motorola Gets Red Carpet Ready With Special Edition PEBL Phone For Top Directing and Acting Nominees

Motorola's Brand-New Iconic Phone Design 'In Hand' on Hollywood's Biggest


Feb 15, 2006, 00:00 ET from Motorola

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola makes its annual
 walk down the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night by continuing its
 tradition of providing a not-yet-available, state-of-the-art mobile phone to
 the Academy Award nominees in the top directing and four acting categories.
 In honor of their nominations, the 78th Annual Academy Award nominees will
 receive a special-edition PEBL phone in a gunmetal color finish -- the only
 consumers to have this edition of the just-available phone.  Combining
 sophisticated technology with innovative design, the special edition Motorola
 PEBL is sure to help the nominees stand out and shine on their big night.
 Recipients will also receive Motorola's new H700 Bluetooth(R) headset and
 three (3) months of T-Mobile wireless service.  T-Mobile USA is the exclusive
 carrier of the PEBL phone.
     In keeping with Motorola's traditional Oscar phone efforts, the Academy
 Award's directing and acting nominees' phones are packaged in a custom made,
 keepsake box.  This year's package is reminiscent of a classic movie theatre
 ticket and is personalized with the category and name of each nominee in
 acknowledgement of their recognition by the Academy.
     Inspired by the feel of a stone worn smooth by water, the Motorola PEBL
 captures attention for its innovative form with rounded edges, a vertical
 external display and unique dual-hinge mechanism for effortless, one-handed
 opening.  Its smooth and sophisticated feel presents a timeless elegance with
 a unique finish sure to garner notice.  In addition to the eye-catching shape,
 the feature-forward PEBL is fully functional allowing users to browse the
 World Wide Web*, share multimedia files* and includes integrated Bluetooth
 technology.  The Bluetooth headset H700 provides Motorola's most advanced
 features in its most discreet headset. It boasts unsurpassed call clarity from
 noise reduction technology to Motorola's exclusive RapidConnect(R) technology,
 and it's an amazing 30% smaller than its predecessor.  Additional features
 include video capture and playback, integrated VGA digital camera for quality
 still photography, speech activated and digit dial, a color display, picture
 caller-ID* and downloadable games*.
     About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
     Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile
 International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche
 Telekom AG.  T-Mobile USA's GSM/GRPS voice and data networks in the United
 States (including roaming and other agreements) reach more than 260 million
 people.  In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial
 wireless broadband network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi at more than
 6,000 public locations throughout the country, and makes available access at
 more than 20,000 international roaming locations.  For more information, visit
 the company's Web site at .  T-Mobile is a federally
 registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
     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 .
     MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and
 Trademark Office.  The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and
 used by Motorola, Inc. under license.  All other product or service names are
 the property of their respective owners.
     Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire
 network or their functionality may be limited.  All features, functionality
 and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or
     *Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all areas.
 Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply.

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