Motorola Introduces Java Technology-Enabled Phone with Color Display
Motorola i95cl Handset's Large Color Screen Takes Advantage of the J2ME
Platform to Enable Enhanced Mobile Gaming, Graphics, Mapping Applications And
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the first Java(TM) technology-enabled mobile phone with a color display for iDEN(R) networks. The Motorola i95cl handset was unveiled at the 2002 JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center (Motorola Booth #1728). This clam-shaped phone incorporates Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)) technology, which allows users to customize their handsets with applications to meet their changing needs. It features a large, 120 x 160- pixel color display that can show up to 256 colors for Java applications. To accommodate compelling color applications such as games and streaming video, the phone offers expanded Java functionality. It contains expanded memory capabilities, enhanced T9(R) text input and Lightweight Windowing Toolkit (LWT) functionality. "The Motorola i95cl mobile phone offers developers even greater opportunities for creating Java technology-based applications with our J2ME development platform," said Peter Aloumanis, vice president and general manager, U.S. Markets Division, Motorola's iDEN(R) Subscriber Group. "The handset's color LCD allows users to take advantage of more robust Java applications, such as games, streaming video, maps, and graphics, providing a richer user experience." The i95cl handset allows users to manage their applications by adding, deleting or storing applications online. Pre-loaded applications include games, productivity tools and several selectable wallpaper patterns.* The i95cl will also allow users to customize the handset by downloading additional applications and musical MIDI ring tones. The handset features a color icon- based menu for easy navigation and a choice of six changeable color palettes. Its Java applications are integrated into the user interface, allowing users to conveniently select applications from the main menu. The phone offers a hands-free speakerphone for conference calls, voice- activated dialing, and a voice recorder. The two-way radio function allows users to communicate instantly with one or hundreds of individuals at the touch of a button. The phone's rich polyphonic sound can replicate 16 voices or instruments simultaneously and support the sounds of 128 harmonic and 47 percussion instruments. The Motorola i95cl handset has a cool silver finish with navy trim. It measures 1.26 x 1.9 x 3.5 inches (32 x 50 x 90 mm), has a 1.1 x 1.5 inch (29 x 38 mm) color display, and weighs 5.46 ounces (155 grams) with the slim battery and 5.8 ounces (165 grams) with the standard battery. The handset is expected to be available in the summer of 2002 through Nextel Communications and Southern LINC in the United States and TELUS Mobility in Canada. Developer Support Program Motorola's iDEN developer support program provides developers with virtually everything they need to develop, deploy and commercialize their applications for J2ME technology-enabled handsets from Motorola, including tools, technical support, marketing, and distribution. For more information visit www.motorola.com/idendev . About Motorola and iDEN Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion. iDEN handsets combine the capabilities of a digital wireless phone with "always on" Internet access, text pager, and two-way radio to enable users to instantly communicate with one or hundreds of individuals at the push of a button. For further information on iDEN handsets, visit www.motorola.com/iden . * Not all applications are available from all carriers. 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. Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.RELATED LINKS
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