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UTStarcom Personal Communications Ships First UTStarcom Manufactured and Branded Handsets to North and South America

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of UTStarcom, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: UTSI) a recognized worldwide leader in IP-based, end-to-end
networking solutions and services, is expanding its brand penetration in North
and South America with the first handsets that are specifically manufactured
and branded by UTStarcom for sale in the Americas. UTStarcom Personal
Communications executives announced today at the CTIA Wireless IT show in San
Francisco that the company's CDM-7000 model handset is now being shipped to
carriers including Sprint.

UTStarcom Personal Communications Ships First UTStarcom Manufactured and Branded Handsets to North and South America
UTStarcom Personal Communications Ships First UTStarcom Manufactured and Branded Handsets to North and South America

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'We are excited to offer carriers a phone that is UTStarcom through and
through,' said
Philip Christopher, president of UTStarcom Personal
Communications. 'Since UTStarcom acquired Audiovox Communication Corp. last
year to form the UTStarcom Personal Communications Division, one of our goals
has been to provide handsets that are manufactured by our parent company, in
addition to those from other leading third-party OEMs. We're pleased to enter
the market with the CDM-7000, a solid entry-level handset that we believe will
appeal to carriers and consumers alike.'

The clamshell-style handset is a tri-mode (800/1900 MHz CDMA, AMPs)
CDMA2000 1xRTT with a 1.4' CSTN 4K Color Screen (102 x 80). The CDM-7000
measures 3.3' (H) x 1.8' (W) x 0.9' (D), and weighs 2.8 ounces and offers
features commonly found on higher-end phones, including 32 polyphonic ringers,
LED incoming call indicator, blue LED keypad lighting, two-way speakerphone,
voice-activated dialing and PC sync. The handset has two-way SMS/EMS/MMS
(system dependent) capabilities, T9 predictive text, and is equipped with128
Mb Flash/32 Mb SRAM memory capabilities that accommodate up to 500 phonebook
entries. The CDM-7000 supports PNG, BMP, JPEG image graphic formats and comes
with a Li-Ion 850 mAH battery.

The handset is also equipped with the MSM 6050 Chipset, which is
GPSOne(TM) capable (E911 Phase2 Supported), system dependent and comes with
Li-Ion maH battery and AC charger.

About UTStarcom Personal Communications Division

UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world
communicates through innovative wireless technology applications that deliver
practical, reliable and flexible communications solutions to improve
professional productivity and enhance personal lifestyles.

UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.)
provides wireless communications devices including handsets, PocketPCs and
wireless 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., 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 and Latin America.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

The foregoing statements regarding, without limitation, the anticipated
availability and functionality of new products are forward-looking in nature
and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual
results to differ materially. These factors include rapidly changing
technology, possible downturns in the telecommunications market, competitive
pressures on UTStarcom and its customers, and other uncertainties. The company
also refers readers to the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on
Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.