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New Verizon Wireless CDM8945 Music Phone From UTStarcom Will Let V CAST Music Customers Rock

BEDMINSTER, N.J. and HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon
Wireless and UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), announce the availability of the CDM8945 Music Phone. The
Music on Demand (MOD) and Video on Demand (VOD)-capable handset features
Verizon Wireless' newly launched V CAST Music service, which runs on Verizon
Wireless' EV-DO broadband network, the most award-winning wireless broadband
network in the nation, available to about 150 million people in 180 major
metropolitan markets.

New Verizon Wireless CDM8945 Music Phone From UTStarcom Will Let V CAST Music Customers Rock
New Verizon Wireless CDM8945 Music Phone From UTStarcom Will Let V CAST Music Customers Rock

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Using the Verizon Wireless CDM8945 Music Phone, V CAST Music customers can
download music directly to the phone or transfer it from a Windows(R) XP PC.
With additional memory of up to 256 MB available on an easily-accessible
TransFlash(TM) card (not included), consumers can have instant access to large
playlists of their favorite tunes from V CAST Music anywhere, anytime they
carry their shiny, black CDM8945 handset. Songs purchased from V CAST Music
from the PC cost $0.99 and may be transferred to the phone via USB cable.
Song purchases made from the handset cost $1.99 for a copy sent immediately to
the phone and a second sent to the PC for download.

The phone is also capable of streaming mobile video and 3D gaming,
available through Verizon Wireless' V CAST service, the nation's first
wireless broadband multimedia service. In addition, the phone features a
built-in 330K pixel digital camera with flash that can take still images or
capture video. Photos can be stored on the TransFlash card and downloaded
directly to a PC with a card reader.

'The CDM8945 Music Phone is as innovative as Verizon Wireless' new V CAST
Music. This stylish handset will enable Verizon Wireless to make V CAST Music
available to more of its existing and new, music-loving subscribers,' said

Philip Christopher, president of UTStarcom Personal Communications Division.

The distinctive-looking handset features dual color displays. Its 260K-
color TFT LCD main screen measuring two inches, provides easy reading and a
rich, full-color experience for optimal viewing of playlists, videos, games,
photos, text messages and Web pages. Its one-inch 65K color CSTN outer
display allows for easy viewing of incoming caller ID, analog or digital
clocks, and message alerts.

    Additional features of the CDM8945 include:

      * Dual Band (800/1900 Mhz, CDMA)

      * 64MB Flash / 32 MB RAM with TransFlash expandable memory up to an
        additional 256 MB

      * Mobile Web 2.0(SM)

      * Supports CMX 4.3 (72 Poly)/EVRC/MIDI/AAC/AAC PLUS/PMD/WMV/WMA audio

      * Supports JPEG/GIF/PNG image formats

      * Supports MPEG4 and Windows Media video formats

      * Supports Get It Now(R) and TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging

      * T9(R) Predictive Text

      * Phonebook with 500 entries

      * TTY-capable

      * MSM6500 chipset that is E911-capable

      * Voice activated dialing

      * Built-in speakerphone

      * External volume controls

      * 330 pixel digital camera with external shutter button

      * Dimensions: 3.5' (h) x 1.9' (w) x 0.9' (d)

      * Weight: 4.0 oz.

      * Battery: 1000 mAh Lithium Ion

The CDM8945 is available today to new and existing Verizon Wireless
customers for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer
agreement. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services,
visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to

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Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
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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. (Nasdaq: UTSI), 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, Inc. is a global leader in IP access networking solutions and
international service and support. The company sells its wireline, wireless,
optical and switching solutions to operators around the world. Founded in 1991
and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and design
operations in New Jersey, China, and India.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless