Monday, October 31, 2005


Motorola Launches the i870 Multimedia Phone

Motorola Inc. today announced the launch of the Motorola i870, a new mobile device that combines an unprecedented multimedia experience with antimicrobial coating. The i870 blends a 1.3 megapixel camera with a video recorder, MP3 player and two-way radio. Additionally, the i870 is the first mobile device to feature the AgION antimicrobial coating which helps inhibit the growth of microbes such as bacteria and mold on the handset's painted

"Mobile professionals and consumers alike have come to expect the most cutting-edge mobile technology from Motorola and with the i870 we are delivering a device that is unlike anything else on the market today," said Peter Aloumanis, director, U.S. Markets Division, Motorola's iDEN(R) MobileDevices. "The Motorola i870 combines communication and entertainment in one unique handset that gives users the ability to take pictures, record important moments and play their favorite music. In addition to its distinctive combination of mobile features, the i870 handset incorporates the protective AgION antimicrobial technology."
The i870 is a handheld media center that includes the AgION antimicrobial coating. This safe, non-toxic silver ion technology has been incorporated into the phone's painted surfaces to help inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and other microorganisms. The key multimedia features of the i870 include:

-- A Camcorder and 1.3 Megapixel Camera. This option allows users to capture pictures and record up to a one-hour session of video, which can be sent as images or short video clips using the multimedia messaging service.*
-- Music Player. This allows users to play MP3 audio files stored on either the memory card or the phone even when the handset is closed.
-- Removable Memory Card. This Transflash card enables users to save media including music, video and pictures on a removable card available at various sizes (128MB, 256MB and 512MB).
-- Wide Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (WiDEN). WiDEN enables users to send and receive data up to four times faster than the current iDEN network.
-- Bluetooth(R) Wireless Technology. This keeps users connected with local wireless devices including certain compatible Bluetooth enabled wireless phones and headsets, PDAs, laptops, desktops and handheld computers.**
-- Selective Dynamic Group Call (SDGC). This feature enables users to setup two-way radio talk groups for up to 20 people, which allows users to stay in touch when they are nearby or on the road.*
-- MOTOtalk. This allows users who are outside of the coverage area to manually transfer to a two-way radio-to-radio communication mode with a range of up to six miles depending upon specific conditions, such as terrain. i***

"We are excited to work with Motorola to incorporate AgION's patented antimicrobial technology into the i870 handset," said J. Ladd Greeno, president and CEO of AgION. "Silver has a centuries-long history of use as an antimicrobial and our compound has been incorporated into a variety of applications including apparel, pens and even medical devices. The built-in antimicrobial coating of the i870 will help to ensure effective and long-lasting protection of the handset from damaging microbes."
The i870 is available through all Nextel distribution channels, including
retail stores, at a price of $299.99, with a two-year service agreement, new activation and credit approval. Taxes, fees, early termination fee and other charges apply.
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