Reliance Communications and UTStarcom Launch Reliance Mobile Pocket PC


MUMBAI, India and ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov 09, 2006 / - India's First CDMA Windows Mobile(TM) 5.0 Pocket PC Phone With Download Speeds Up to 144 Kbps

MUMBAI, India and ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 9 / - UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and services, and Reliance Communications Ltd. today announced the launch of India's first CDMA Microsoft Windows Mobile(TM) 5.0 Pocket PC -- the Reliance Mobile Pocket PC PPC 6700.

The multi-functional service with data and video transmission capabilities of up to 144 kbps and average download speeds ranging from 60-80 kbps on Reliance Communications' high-speed network is targeted at the enterprise segment and executives on the move.

"We are glad to partner with Reliance Communications Ltd. for the distribution of our award-winning PPC 6700 in India. This is in keeping with UTStarcom's ongoing endeavor to provide the technologically best and most cost-efficient solutions to our customers across the nation," said Vijay Yadav, managing director of South Asia operations at UTStarcom. "With the power and flexibility of the new Windows Mobile 5.0 software platform and the speed of the Reliance network, mobile information workers will now have the freedom to stay connected whenever and wherever they want."

"The Reliance Mobile Pocket PC is a step forward in our endeavor to provide the best and most competitive services that harness technology for enhancing effectiveness," said Prakash Bajpai, president and chief executive officer at Reliance Communications -- Enterprise Business. "We are confident that the enriched features, easy-to-use applications and high-speed download capabilities of the device will add significant value to the upwardly mobile customers on Reliance Communications' network and offer them the ability to integrate their business applications seamlessly across the broadband infrastructure to mobile use."

This compact, feature-packed PDA phone running on Windows Mobile 5.O sports a slide-out text keyboard, and three separate radios: CDMA EV-DO ready, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Other key features include a 1.3 mega pixel camera with video capture, miniSD card slot, touch screen, speakerphone, and the full suite of Windows Mobile 5.0 software. The "Reliance Mobile Pocket PC" is available through Reliance Communication's business sales channels, with servicing capabilities across eight cities in India.

"The Indian CDMA carriers are technologically advanced and have a lot of options on these data devices," said Mohit Kapoor, director of South Asia for UTStarcom Personal Communications. "As of today, UTStarcom has a stronghold in North America and is gaining traction with key global carriers by offering unique designs such as the PPC 6700."

KEY FEATURES OF RELIANCE POCKET PC:

o Sliding QWERTY Keyboard
o 1.3 Megapixel CMOS Camera with Flash and wide angle
o Image (Graphic) Formats Supported: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG
o Video Playback & Recording: MPEG-4, H.263, WMV, ASF, Motion-JPEG AVI, 3GPP2
o Audio Formats Supported: MP3, WAV, WMA, MIDI, QCP
o Bluetooth® 1.2 Capable
o Camcorder
o MS Outlook Email Capable
o MS Office Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint® MobileTM
o External Memory: Mini-SD Card slot
o Speakerphone
o TTY/TTD Capable
o Web Browsing Capable -- supports broadband like Internet access speed
o In built Wi-FiTM Capable -- can be used as a modem for dial-up networking
on laptop
o Capable of running heavy applications like Internet radio
o Pocket Internet Explorer -- supports rich HTML, PC-like content rather
than just WAP
o Built-in Push mail client to support Push mail

About UTStarcom Personal Communications

UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world communicates through innovative wireless devices that deliver advanced communications solutions to improve personal lifestyles. UTStarcom Personal Communications 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., 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, Latin America, Korea and India.

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its broadband, wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications markets around the world. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and design operations in the United States, Canada, China, Korea and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000 company.

For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at www.utstar.com .

About Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications, rated among Asia's Six Most Valuable Telecom Companies, is India's foremost truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The company's customer base of over 29 million, including 900,000 individual overseas retail customers, makes it among the Top 10 Asian Telecom companies. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 600 Indian and 250 multinational corporations and over 200 global carriers.

The company has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire Infocomm value chain, covering over 6,000 towns and 300,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next-generation, IP-enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 150,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. The company's subsidiary, FLAG Telecom, owns the world's largest private undersea cable system, spanning 65,000 kilometers connecting the top business centers in developed and emerging markets across six continents.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.

Andy Tennille,
Senior Manager, Public Relations, of UTStarcom, Inc.,
+1-510-814-4421,
andy.tennille@utstar.com;

Rachana Panda,
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications of UTStarcom South Asia,
+91-9811880869;

or media,
Stephanie Gallagher
Engage PR,
+1-510-748-8200, ext. 213,
stephanie@engagepr.com, for UTStarcom, Inc.

http://www.utstar.com

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