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UTStarcom Introduces Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) Product Line at CTIA Wireless 2008 (Booth #1106)

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Always at the forefront of wireless technology, UTStarcom Personal
Communications, a division of UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), today introduced
its ground-breaking line of products that support Advanced Wireless Spectrum
Services (AWS). The line includes the CDM7126, a compact, clamshell-style
wireless device targeted to the entry-level market sector and the first
UTStarcom AWS handset available to consumers; the CDM7176 Bluetooth(R)-enabled
camera phone with flash; and the lightweight, versatile UM100 wireless USB

UTStarcom Introduces Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) Product Line at CTIA Wireless 2008 (Booth #1106)
UTStarcom Introduces Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) Product Line at CTIA Wireless 2008 (Booth #1106)

Some of the First Tri-Band CDMA - AWS Handsets in North America and USB Wireless Modem to be Unveiled


All products in the new line, which operate on the tri-band, CDMA 800/1900
and AWS bands, are on display at UTStarcom Personal Communications' booth
#1106 at CTIA Wireless 2008, April 1-3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

'UTStarcom Personal Communications has been a long-time industry leader in
wireless innovation and this is another example of how we are transforming the
world of wireless communications,' said
Philip Christopher, president of
UTStarcom Personal Communications. 'We are one of the first manufacturers to
offer AWS devices to carriers in North America. And we will continue to
produce and distribute innovative devices that support the development of
faster and more reliable wireless networks.'

AWS is a wireless telecommunications band that uses microwave frequencies
in two segments from 1710 MHz to 1755 MHz 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.

Following are brief descriptions of each new UTStarcom AWS device:


The CDM7126 is designed for those who simply want a compact, reliable
voice and text phone; it measures only 3.6' (h) x 1.9' (w) x 0.7' (d). The
attractively priced, yet highly functional clamshell-style handset is
Bluetooth(R)- and BREW-enabled to download games and applications and can
store up to 500 phonebook entries. Equipped with a 1.8' 65K color CSTN
(128 x 160) main display screen, the CDM7126 has a built-in speakerphone,
72 chord polyphonic ringtones, text messaging capability and is E911


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. Easy-to-use and
dependable, the clamshell-style CDM7176 also features a bright 1.8' 262K color
TFT (128 x 160) main display screen and a 65K color CSTN sub-display screen.
With 64MB Flash/64MB RAM, the CDM7176 can store up to 500 phonebook entries.
The stylish CDM7176 has dimensions of 3.5' (h) x 1.8' (w) x 0.7' (d).


The UM100 wireless USB modem is one of the first CDMA 800/1900/AWS, Rev A
modems in North America. The UM100 has a footprint smaller than a standard
business card and weighs barely more than one ounce; but this tiny device
delivers big time, with fast, reliable access to the Internet and corporate
networks. Compact and lightweight, it is the perfect traveling companion. The
new UM100 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Vista operating
systems. The device features LED indicators to visually monitor power, signal
strength and connections; it supports SMS text messaging to facilitate
multi-tasking; and it measures only 2.9' (h) x 1.4' (w) x 0.6' (d).

About UTStarcom Personal Communications

UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world
communicates through innovative wireless devices that deliver advanced
solutions for enterprise applications and personal communications.

UTStarcom Personal Communications provides wireless communications devices
including handsets, PocketPCs, smartphones, messaging devices and wireless
broadband modems to carriers throughout North and South America. UTStarcom
manufactures wireless products that are sold under the UTStarcom brand as well
under private carrier labels and also provides distribution, technical and
customer support for other branded wireless devices from leading

UTStarcom Personal Communications is a division of UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI) of Alameda, California. UTStarcom Personal Communications
Division is based in Hauppauge, New York, and maintains development and design
facilities in Korea, manufacturing facilities in China and additional offices
and support facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, 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 CDM7126, CDM7176 and
UM100 devices 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 Inc.