Motorola Launches the i870 Multimedia Phone New Phone Offers AgION(R) Antimicrobial Coating, a Video Recorder, MP3 Player

and Two-Way Radio



    PLANTATION, Fla., and WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Motorola Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) today announced the launch of the Motorola i870, a
 new mobile device that combines an unprecedented multimedia experience with
 antimicrobial coating.  The i870 blends a 1.3 megapixel camera with a video
 recorder, MP3 player and two-way radio.  Additionally, the i870 is the first
 mobile device to feature the AgION antimicrobial coating which helps inhibit
 the growth of microbes such as bacteria and mold on the handset's painted
 surfaces.
     "Mobile professionals and consumers alike have come to expect the most
 cutting-edge mobile technology from Motorola and with the i870 we are
 delivering a device that is unlike anything else on the market today," said
 Peter Aloumanis, director, U.S. Markets Division, Motorola's iDEN(R) Mobile
 Devices.  "The Motorola i870 combines communication and entertainment in one
 unique handset that gives users the ability to take pictures, record important
 moments and play their favorite music. In addition to its distinctive
 combination of mobile features, the i870 handset incorporates the protective
 AgION antimicrobial technology."
     The i870 is a handheld media center that includes the AgION antimicrobial
 coating. This safe, non-toxic silver ion technology has been incorporated into
 the phone's painted surfaces to help inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and
 other microorganisms.  The key multimedia features of the i870 include:
 
     -- A Camcorder and 1.3 Megapixel Camera.  This option allows users to
        capture pictures and record up to a one-hour session of video, which
        can be sent as images or short video clips using the multimedia
        messaging service.*
     -- Music Player.  This allows users to play MP3 audio files stored on
        either the memory card or the phone even when the handset is closed.
     -- Removable Memory Card.  This Transflash card enables users to save
        media including music, video and pictures on a removable card available
        at various sizes (128MB, 256MB and 512MB).
     -- Wide Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (WiDEN).  WiDEN enables users
        to send and receive data up to four times faster than the current iDEN
        network.
     -- Bluetooth(R) Wireless Technology.  This keeps users connected with
        local wireless devices including certain compatible Bluetooth enabled
        wireless phones and headsets, PDAs, laptops, desktops and handheld
        computers.**
     -- Selective Dynamic Group Call (SDGC).  This feature enables users to
        setup two-way radio talk groups for up to 20 people, which allows users
        to stay in touch when they are nearby or on the road.*
     -- MOTOtalk.  This allows users who are outside of the coverage area to
        manually transfer to a two-way radio-to-radio communication mode with a
        range of up to six miles depending upon specific conditions, such as
        terrain. i***
 
 
     "We are excited to work with Motorola to incorporate AgION's patented
 antimicrobial technology into the i870 handset," said J. Ladd Greeno,
 president and CEO of AgION. "Silver has a centuries-long history of use as an
 antimicrobial and our compound has been incorporated into a variety of
 applications including apparel, pens and even medical devices.  The built-in
 antimicrobial coating of the i870 will help to ensure effective and long-
 lasting protection of the handset from damaging microbes."
     The i870 is available through all Nextel distribution channels, including
 retail stores, at a price of $299.99, with a two-year service agreement, new
 activation and credit approval.  Taxes, fees, early termination fee and other
 charges apply.
 
     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 and for images:
 http://www.motorolacollective.com .
 
     About AgION Technologies
     AgION Technologies is a leader in providing engineered antimicrobial
 solutions based on ionic silver that continuously inhibit the growth of
 bacteria, mold and fungus on a broad range of industrial, consumer and medical
 products. For more information about AgION Technologies Inc:
 http://www.agion-tech.com .
 
     *    Network and subscription dependent feature. Not available in all
          areas. Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply.
          PTT connectivity requires PTT compatible phones.
 
     **   The i870 phone supports most Bluetooth profiles. Your compatible
          Bluetooth accessories must support these profiles. To determine the
          compatibility of Motorola accessories, visit the customer support
          page at http://www.hellomoto.com . For other accessories, contact the
          manufacturer.
 
     i*** MOTOtalk is an all-digital off-network walkie-talkie service that
          works between compatible phones in up to a six-mile range under
          optimal conditions. Terrain, weather, foliage, and usage in or near
          vehicles and structures (such as buildings), among other things, may
          decrease performance and result in a significantly shorter range. The
          communication range quoted is calculated based on an unobstructed
          line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary
          depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the
          maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several
          factors including, but not limited to: terrain, weather conditions,
          electromagnetic interference, and obstructions.
 
 
     Certain mobile phone features may not be activated by your service
 provider, and/or their network settings may limit the feature's functionality.
 Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and
 other product specifications are subject to change without notice or
 obligation.
 
     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. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and
 used by Motorola, Inc. under license.
 
 

SOURCE Motorola Inc.
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