Motorola, Inc. today announced three additions to its push-to-talk mobile phone portfolio, including the powerful model V400p quad-band GSM handset, the rugged model T300p CDMA handset and the sleekmodel V65p CDMA handset. Each mobile is designed to deliver a distinct push-to-talk experience that meets the needs of a targeted consumer segment.
Motorola is the industry leader in push-to-talk technology with commercial CDMA solutions across North America and with commitments to expand its reach with GSM and CDMA push-to-talk solutions aroundthe world in 2004.
â€œOur push-to-talk mobile phone portfolio delivers compelling experiences for those consumer segments that will be first to adopt this technology and drive the growth of the market,â€ said Tom Lynch,president and chief executive officer, Personal Communications Sector, Motorola, Inc. â€œOur legacy in PTT offers a strong foundation from which to build and positions us to deliver solutions that makesense for network operators and create â€˜must-do’ experiences for consumers.â€
Motorola V400p â€“ GSM
The new Motorola V400p is the only quad-band GSM push-to-talk handset that elegantly combines a high-quality speakerphone, dedicated push-to-talk user interface and one-touch button with the moston-demand mobile features including an integrated camera, downloading capabilities and MP3 ringtones. With its intuitive design and rich feature set, this mobile marvel will help smooth the initialadoption of push-to-talk across Europe and Asia by offering consumers an easy-to-use PTT communications solution combined with their favorite mobile features.
Motorola T300p and model V65p – CDMA
With the addition of the new Motorola T300p and model V65p, CDMA customers will now have a multi-tiered offering from Motorola to meet their individual demands. For the consumer who demands a lotfrom their phone, the model T300p sports a rugged design to withstand rough conditions, a dedicated push-to-talk button and user interface for easy communications and an integrated speakerphone forhands-free use. For the consumer who craves a bit more elegance, the new Motorola V65p offers PTT communication combined with a sleek metal housing and color screen.
Motorola handsets are currently in trials with numerous operators around the world. Operator partners will benefit from Motorola’s push-to-talk solutions by being able to offer a new consumer servicewith limited network implementation requirements. The Motorola push-to-talk solution is also expected to help increase average revenue per user by encouraging frequent use of the new feature with anintuitive experience.
Motorola is committed to enabling multi-vendor interoperability for push-to-talk and is working with global standards organizations such as Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) in developing global standardsspecifications for the push-to-talk feature.
Push-to-talk communications is a network dependent feature and requires a subscription to a push-to-talk service plan.