Mobile Phone offers complete PTT functionality.

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While designed to meet military specifications for blowing rain, dust, shock, and vibration, Motorola i580 integrates Bluetooth®, MP3 player, and 1.3 megapixel camera. Ruggedized iDEN® handset offers video capabilities as well as various push-to functions for push-to-talk (PTT) use with unit's 2-way radio and messaging abilities. Powered by Li-Ion battery, unit has dual frontal speakers, integrated speakerphone, and support for expandable memory.



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Motorola Introduces the Motorola i580, the Integration of Ruggedness and Sophistication



New phone is the first ruggedized iDEN(R) handset with Integrated Bluetooth(R), MP3 player and camera

LAS VEGAS, April 4 -- Motorola (NYSE:MOT) today announced the Motorola i580, the newest iDEN(R) handset to answer the call for an ultra-durable, stylish, fully equipped handset. It is the first rugged iDEN(R) clam phone designed to meet strict military specifications for blowing rain, dust, shock and vibration and to be enhanced with an extensive multimedia experience, which includes Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera, video and messaging. The phone's durable design and rubber over mold can withstand even the toughest day on the job or the most demanding outdoor activities, for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. In addition, users can enjoy myriad "push-to" functions that make for a truly rewarding push-to-talk (PTT) experience.

"At Motorola, we constantly strive to deliver products that are as remarkable as their users -- whose lives are fast paced and demanding -- and the Motorola i580 is designed to live with them, through tough weather conditions or less than optimal treatment," said Peter Aloumanis, director, U.S. Markets Division, Motorola's iDEN(R) Mobile Devices. "However, a durable (rugged) phone does not mean limited functionality; the many media and PTT features in the i580 undoubtedly will enhance the communications experience."

Through its iDEN(R) technology, Motorola continues to redefine PTT, and the i580 is no exception. Equipped with new "Push-To-Smart Replies" functionality, users can now respond to PTT calls with either a custom or preset text message*, allowing PTT communication with other i580 users in situations where voice communication would be inappropriate, such as in meetings, libraries, etc.

The most complete ruggedized phone yet, the i580 contains features new to iDEN(R) handsets, including:

-- Push-to-Smart Replies - Discretely send a text message using PTT, even in the most difficult to communicate times.*

-- Push-to-Meet - Users can now create Datebook reminders on their iDEN(R) handsets and send them to other i580 users via PTT.*

-- Push-to-X (PTX) Manager - The PTX Manager Menu allows users to control all of the i580's unique Push-To features from one, streamlined, intuitive menu.

-- Enhanced support for the visually impaired -- The i580's Voice Playback functionality has a simulated voice to guide users through phone menus and through placing and receiving phone calls.

-- Front Ported Audio Support - The i580 is equipped with dual, frontal speakers, as opposed to the traditional single rear speaker.

-- New Lithium Ion Battery - Increased power packed into a compact design to support handset enhancements without a decrease in talk time.

The phone also has many of the features associated with Motorola's iDEN(R) technology, including Bluetooth, location-based services*, Selective Dynamic Group Call (SDGC)*, MOTOTalk(TM), support for expandable memory (Micro SD), integrated speakerphone, voice recorder, downloadable applications*, and a two-way radio for instant communication at the touch of a button throughout the continental US, and to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina.

The i580 will be available in Q2 of this year. To view or download an image of the Motorola i580, please visit www.motorola.com/mediacenter/graphics/list/0,,4287,00.html

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com/ .

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

Certain mobile phone features may not be activated by your service provider, and/or their network settings may limit the feature's functionality. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

*Network and subscription dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply. PTT connectivity requires PTT compatible phones.

CONTACT: Steven Hendricks of Motorola, +1-954-723-8979, steven.hendricks@motorola.com

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