News Release

Verizon Wireless and UTStarcom Offer Award-Winning Pocket PC XV6700 With Windows Mobile 5.0

January 3, 2006

Brenda Raney
Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4834Joseph Vasquez
G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. for UTStarcom Personal Communications
jvasquez@schwartz.com  
212-725-4500 Ext. 329

BEDMINSTER, NJ & HAUPPAUGE, NY — Verizon Wireless, the first wireless company to deliver wireless broadband service from coast to coast, and UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of UTStarcom, Inc. announced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the availability of the XV6700 -- the first device for Verizon Wireless from UTStarcom that utilizes the Microsoft Windows Mobile TM 5.0 platform. Recently proclaimed an "Editor's Choice for 2005" by Laptop magazine, the XV6700 runs on Verizon Wireless' EV- DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) wireless broadband network.

With its EV-DO and Wi-Fi capabilities, the XV6700 enables Verizon Wireless customers to be productive and stay connected -- the Windows Mobile 5.0- equipped XV6700, with its unique sliding QWERTY keyboard that opens from the side and automatically changes screen orientation from portrait to landscape viewing mode, is designed to allow busy professionals to stay connected with their office, friends and family.

With the XV6700, a Verizon Wireless customer will find the same Windows- based PC experience they are accustomed to with their desktop PC or laptop. The XV6700 includes updated versions of Microsoft Office programs for Windows Mobile including Office Outlook® Mobile, Office Excel® Mobile, Office PowerPoint® Mobile, and Office Word® Mobile, making it the perfect device for business executives to manage emails, spreadsheets and presentations -- regardless of location.

The XV6700 also supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® for over-the-air synchronization of email and calendar information with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

"We believe the XV6700 is truly an achievement in design and technology innovation," said Philip Christopher, President of UTStarcom Personal Communications. "The unit was developed to include all the business applications and meet the personal demands of busy executives in a sleek personal communications device."

"Windows Mobile 5.0 is a powerful and flexible software platform that helps mobile business workers access critical information through a familiar interface," said Scott Horn, general manager for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "Coupled with the key design features in the XV6700 like the QWERTY keyboard, wireless broadband connectivity and mobile versions of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office give users an easy way to stay on top of their work and in touch with their personal lives."

Additional features of XV6700 include:

  • Dual Band (800MHz CDMA/1900MHz PCS)
  • 1xEV-DO / 1xRTT
  • 64MB RAM / 128 MB Flash ROM
  • Mobile Web 2.0-capable
  • MiniSD Card expansion slot
  • Built-in Bluetooth® technology -- supports the following Bluetooth profiles: wireless headset, hands-free accessories, file transfer and synchronization with compatible PCs. It does not support all object exchange (OBEX) profiles
  • Built-In Wi-Fi TM
  • Main Display: 2.8"TFT 65K Color (240 x 320)
  • Slide out QWERTY keyboard
  • 5-Way Navigational Pad
  • 1.3 Mega-pixel Camera/Camcorder
  • Built-in Flash and Macro Functions
  • 8X digital zoom control
  • Resolution Adjustment: 1600 x 1280, 1280 x 1024, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 180 x 160
  • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
  • TXT Messaging with EMS (Enhanced Messaging Services)
  • Windows Media Player 10
  • Polyphonic ringer and sound capability
  • Built-in two-way speakerphone
  • TTY enabled for the hearing impaired
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Dimensions: (H) 5.2"x (W) 2.32"x (D) 0.93"
  • Weight: 6.5 ounces
  • Battery: 1350 mAh LiIon
  • Usage Time: Up to 5 hours or
  • Standby Time: Up to 200 + hours

The device is powered by a 416 MHz Intel® PXA270 processor. With built- in Bluetooth® wireless technology, the XV6700 makes it easy for the business executive to connect with other devices seamlessly.

The XV6700 is available today to enterprise customers through Verizon Wireless' business sales channels. The XV6700 will be available on January 19 for $299.99 after $100 rebate with two-year customer agreement and qualifying data plan in the 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores across the country and at Circuit City locations. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About UTStarcom
UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world communicates through innovative wireless technology applications that deliver practical, reliable and flexible communications solutions to improve professional productivity and enhance personal lifestyles.

UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.) provides wireless communications devices including handsets, PocketPCs and wireless broadband modems to carriers throughout North and South America and supplies every CDMA carrier in the U.S. and Canada. The company's products are manufactured by its parent company, UTStarcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: UTSI), and by third-party original equipment manufacturers. UTStarcom Personal Communications Division is based in Hauppauge, New York, and maintains offices and support facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

UTStarcom, Inc. is a global leader in IP access networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its wireline, wireless, optical and switching solutions to operators around the world. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and design operations in New Jersey, China, and India.

Forward-Looking Statements
The foregoing statements regarding, without limitation, the anticipated functionality of and benefits to users of the XV6700, and the anticipated availability and pricing of the XV6700 are forward-looking in nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include rapidly changing technology and consumer preferences, the changing nature of the telecommunications market, the possibility of slower than expected growth in the telecommunications markets, evolving product and application standards, changes or delays in product introductions and deployments, the termination or material amendment of significant contracts, partnerships or alliances, and other uncertainties, such as changes in government regulation and licensing requirements in relevant markets. UTStarcom also refers readers to the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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