News Release

Verizon Wireless Is Taking Business Communication to a Whole New Level With The XV6600

With BroadbandAccess and a Slide Out QWERTY Keyboard, the XV6600 is Now Available Through Verizon Wireless National Account Channels

December 15, 2004

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider and the leader in next-generation technology deployment, announced today the availability of the XV6600 handset through the Verizon Wireless National Account sales team.

With Wireless Sync and Windows Mobile software, Verizon Wireless' newest all-in-one phone/PDA from UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.), keeps business professionals connected while they're on-the-go and out of the office. The XV6600 is supported by BroadbandAccess, the nation's fastest wide-area high-speed data network, so customers can receive and view large email attachments right from the handset. With the XV6600 and BroadbandAccess service that offers typical download speeds of 300-500 Kbps, businesses can increase employee productivity and speed up response time to customers, colleagues and business partners.

The Pocket PC-enabled XV6600 is based on Intel XScale® technology and offers customers the latest in Microsoft Pocket PC features with the Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition. The XV6600 is equipped with 64MB ROM / 128MB RAM and supports .wav, .mp3 .bmp, .jpeg, .gif files. The XV6600 also comes with the following features:

  • Digital Only: 800MHz/1900MHz
  • NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess Capable
  • VZEmail with Wireless Sync-MSM5500 Chipset
  • 3.5"QVGA 65K Color Transflective LCD
  • Bluetooth Capable
  • Integrated QWERTY Keyboard
  • SDIO Expansion Slot for additional memory and peripheral devices

Customers looking for the latest in technology will appreciate the XV6600's Bluetooth capabilities that allow customers to: exchange information, such as files, calendar items, tasks, contacts and business cards; synchronize with a PC via ActiveSync connection. Where available, the XV6600 runs on BroadbandAccess from Verizon Wireless.

Powered by an Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network, BroadbandAccess offers the fastest commercially available wide-area, fully mobile wireless data experience in the nation today. BroadbandAccess is currently available in 20 major metropolitan areas and 24 airports from coast to coast and the company plans to continue to phase in BroadbandAccess to additional markets throughout 2005.

BroadbandAccess is based on CDMA technology, a digital wireless technology commercially developed by QUALCOMM. Because it is backward compatible, customers who travel outside a BroadbandAccess area with the XV6600 will seamlessly switch to Verizon Wireless' existing NationalAccess network, based on 1xRTT technology.

The XV6600 is $549.99 with a 2-year customer agreement. Business customers may contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ. The XV6600 will be available through Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in January 2005.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 42.1 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.  

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