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UTStarcom Introduces Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) Cellular Phone Product Line

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom Personal
Communications, a division of UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), announced today
the introduction of its first line of mobile handsets that can operate on the
new Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) bandwidth.

UTStarcom Introduces Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) Cellular Phone Product Line
UTStarcom Introduces Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) Cellular Phone Product Line


'UTStarcom Personal Communications has been a long-time industry leader in
wireless innovation and this is another example of us leading the way in
transforming how the world communicates,' said
Philip Christopher, president
of UTStarcom Personal Communications. 'We are one of the first manufacturers
to offer AWS devices to carriers. We believe that the AWS band will play an
important part in the future growth of our carrier partners in developing
faster and more reliable wireless networks.'

AWS is a wireless telecommunications band that uses microwave frequencies
in two segments from 1710MHz to 755MHz and from 2110 MHz to 2155 MHz. AWS
allows wireless providers additional bandwidth to offer their customers faster
and more reliable network coverage including video, data and messaging
services for their mobile devices.

UTStarcom's AWS line consists of the CDM7126, CDM7176 and the CDM8076.
Following are brief descriptions of each device:


The CDM7126 is designed for those who simply want a voice phone. The
simple yet functional clamshell-style handset has 64MB Flash/32MB RAM that can
store up to 500 phonebook entries. Equipped with a 1.8' 65K Color CSTN
(127 x 160) main display screen, the WAP-enabled CDM7126 has a built-in
speakerphone, 72 chord polyphonic ringtones, text messaging capability and is
E911 supported. The compact CDM7126 measures 3.5' (h) x 1.8' (w) x 0.7' (d).


The Bluetooth(R)-enabled CDM7176 camera phone with flash is loaded with
many cool features including SMS/MMS for sending picture and video as well as
enhanced message service for sending sound and emoticons. The clamshell-style
CDM7176 also features a bright 1.8' 65K Color TFT (128 x 160) main display
screen and a one-inch Black & White (96 x 64) sub-display screen. With 64MB
Flash/32 MB RAM, the CDM7176 can store up to 500 phonebook entries. They
stylish CDM7176 has dimensions of 3.6' (h) x 1.9' (w) x 0.7' (d).


The CDM8076 camera phone comes in sleek and fashionable clamshell-style
form factor. It features enhanced messaging service for sending sound and
emoticons as well as MMS/SMS. The Bluetooth(R)-enabled CDM8076 has 256 MB
Flash/128 MB RAM. The CDM8076 is equipped with a 1.8' 65K Color TFT
(128 x 160) main display screen and a one-inch Black & White (96 x 64)
sub-display screen.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding UTStarcom's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies
regarding the future and including, without limitation, the anticipated
functionality, features, and benefits to users of the CDM 7126, CDM 7176 and
CDM 8076 handsets and their interface with the AWS bandwidth; the rapidly
changing nature of the telecommunications market; and changes in government
regulations of the handset industry.

All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon
information available to UTStarcom as of the date hereof, and UTStarcom
assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.
Forward- looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause
actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and
other risks relating to UTStarcom's business are set forth in the documents
filed by UTStarcom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically
its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and
Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto.

SOURCE UTStarcom Personal Communications