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Motorola i1 Android-powered smartphone; CPEi 825 wireless broadband modem; MC75A worldwide 3.5G Enterprise Digital Assistant; more

March 24, 2010

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LAS VEGAS -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today broke new ground with the announcement of Motorola i1, the world’s first push-to-talk Android™-powered smartphone. Sleek and attractive, yet durable, Motorola i1 is the first iDEN device to carry the features of a modern smartphone including a 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi®, optimized browsing experience with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser, access to thousands of apps and a push-to-talk experience that includes exciting new features. Sprint will begin offering Motorola i1 this summer.

With more than 17 years of expertise, Sprint is the industry leader in push-to-talk, serving the world’s largest push-to-talk community with millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national push-to-talk network. Nextel Direct Connect® has set the industry standard for push-to-talk worldwide. More U.S. workers communicate in less than a second with Nextel Direct Connect than with any other push-to-talk service.

“Motorola remains focused on delivering differentiated Android experiences within our product portfolio,” said Mark Shockley, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “With the Motorola i1, we’re excited to offer iDEN users the opportunity to enjoy a feature-rich smartphone with push-to-talk, whether it’s for work or play.”

In a separate release:

The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), the worldwide leader in developing and deploying WiMAX 802.16e networks, today announced the latest WiMAX device added to its extensive portfolio of customer premises equipment (CPE) and USB dongles.

The new CPEi 825 wireless broadband modem supports data and voice with an integrated voice over IP (VoIP) port. It builds upon the functionality of earlier CPEs in the portfolio to deliver improved uplink performance, network operations, management and self diagnostics, meaning a better experience for customers and decreased expense for operators due to the unit’s remote management capability.The CPEi 825 also features multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) functionality, a highly sensitive receiver, omni-directional performance, high-power output and high-gain polarized antennas with switched transmit diversity. These factors stretch the service level areas of the network, improve cell-edge performance, reduce uplink overhead on the access points and increase uplink efficiency, which is the limiting factor in most WiMAX network deployments. Together, these factors improve the end-user experience and enhance the overall site capacity.

“The CPEi 825 is based on Motorola’s proven WiMAX CPE experience gained from the performance of our devices in dozens of networks operating around the world,” said Bruce Brda, senior vice president, Motorola Networks. “This is our fourth-generation WiMAX CPE platform, and with each generation, we build in more functionality while driving down the prices so our operators can compete more effectively.”

In a separate release:

The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), the worldwide leader in developing and deploying WiMAX 802.16e networks and consumer devices, today announced it has shipped more than two million WiMAX devices, including customer premises equipment (CPE) and dongles. This milestone occurred in February 2010 - just five months after Motorola shipped its one millionth device in September 2009.

“These are impressive numbers by any measure, particularly since we’ve exceeded the pace of WiMAX device shipments we achieved last year when Motorola doubled its WiMAX device shipments in just six months,” said Bruce Brda, senior vice president, Motorola Networks. ”The continued demand for WiMAX devices and infrastructure is a testament to the traction WiMAX is gaining as it delivers the personal media experiences people want, regardless of where they are.”

In a separate release:

The Enterprise Mobility Solutions division of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the newest addition to its mobile computing portfolio – the MC75A worldwide 3.5G Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA). The MC75A is a premier EDA with the most features and functionality in its class and is designed for mobile enterprises that require connectivity around the world. Available in two models, WAN/LAN and LAN only, the MC75A series enables organizations to select the device best suited to meet their business needs while providing the ability to standardize on a single device for knowledge workers inside the four walls and out in the field.

Designed for reliable operation inside and outside the enterprise, the MC75A EDA helps retailers, manufacturers, healthcare facilities, government agencies and mobile workers in field service, field sales and transportation and logistics streamline business processes, improve operations and increase employee productivity. The new MC75A leverages the field proven form factor and accessory eco-system of the industry-leading MC70 and MC75 rugged EDAs – with an installed base of more than 850,000 units – and incorporates Motorola’s Mobility Architecture eXtension (MAX) innovations to redefine the way organizations do business. Offering the most robust processing platform in the EDA class today, the MC75A delivers consistent desktop-like performance regardless of application or location.

“Motorola continues to invest in its EDA portfolio, demonstrating its commitment to providing customers with innovative solutions that empower knowledge workers today and in the future,” said Girish Rishi, vice president and general manager of mobile computing, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. “The new MC75A EDA offers an unmatched combination of features to help mobile workforces stay connected anywhere, anytime and in the most demanding work environments.”

In a separate release:

The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT), world leader in the development and deployment of mission critical communications solutions, today announced that it has won the tender issued by the Gebäudemanagement Schleswig-Holstein (GMSH), the procurement office of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein to supply TETRA digital radio solutions for its public safety services.

Within this frame agreement Motorola will supply approximately over 4,500 TETRA digital two-way radios, including accessories and services over the next four years. The contract includes 3,000 MTP850FuG TETRA portables as well as 1,500 MTM800E TETRA mobile terminals to public safety personnel across the region. Based on the successful Motorola MTP850 terminal, the new MTP850FuG includes all the core features of a regular MTP850, such as secure, reliable voice and data communications – but adds features to meet the demanding standards and requirements of the German public safety authorities.

The key safety features incorporated into the MTP850FuG are:

• End-to-end encryption compliant with Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) standards
• BOS (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben - German public safety authorities) compliant side connector
• Transmission Power of up to 1.8 Watts for extended coverage, especially in Direct Mode (DMO) operation
• FMS (Funk-Melde-System) status application and acoustic receipt function, for fast and efficient communications
• A ‘Man Down’ feature that sends an alert to the dispatcher if the radio does not move in a given period of time or tilts past a defined angle

These and other features help end-users to migrate easily from their existing analogue to the new TETRA digital radio. The rugged terminals offer public safety users an easy-to-use interface, which has been developed specifically to ensure the devices are intuitive to operate and therefore meet the needs of the mission critical end-user.

"Motorola has won the tender because they were the best in fulfilling the extensive tender requirements. Especially the usability of their TETRA handhelds have convinced us," Lars Ohse, division director, GMSH, Schleswig-Holstein.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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