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    At the end of 2003, total customers on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network
    exceeded 20 million and Sprint was serving more than 3.2 million Sprint PCS
    Vision subscribers, up from 2.7 million at the end of the third quarter.





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    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — March 18, 2004
    Sprint (NYSE: FON, PCS) today announced that it has expanded its Original
    Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) business communication system portfolio with
    the addition of the Sprint i-SeriesTM, a pure Internet protocol (IP) key
    system.

    The Sprint i-Series is a significant new key system alternative for small
    and medium-sized businesses looking for the attractive IP integration that
    only larger businesses have been able to deploy. The Sprint i-Series
    delivers a robust set of IP-enabled applications designed to improve a
    business’ unified communications capabilities, customer service and employee
    productivity.

    To date, higher-end converged applications have been reserved for large
    enterprise IP PBX systems not economically viable for small to medium size
    businesses. The i-Series will consist of two IP Key Systems, the i4 and the
    i9, as well as related IP phones, conferencing units, and software
    applications. The i9 is sized for solutions for 40 or more users. The i4, to
    be available mid-year, will set a new standard for telephony over IP
    deployments by accommodating small business offices or locations with less
    than 40 users a converged communications solution within a single piece of
    voice/data hardware. The entire i-Series will be available exclusively
    through Sprint Authorized Dealers.

    “Our goal with the Sprint i-Series is to help businesses do much more than
    simply replace their traditional TDM key system,” said Brad Clark, vice
    president of marketing and general manager of OEM operations at Sprint. “We
    want our customers to have a significant advantage over their competition.
    The i-Series provides a platform that puts leading-edge applications like
    seamless wireless integration and unified messaging within a reach. Not only
    will the applications give our customers an advantage, they also will find
    it extremely affordable.”

    The i-Series will be distributed to Sprint Authorized Dealers through Sprint
    North Supply, Sprint’s distribution and logistics division. Sprint North
    Supply markets a growing portfolio of OEM products including a full suite of
    future-ready business communications systems and CPE emphasizing
    customer-centric design and ISO9001:2000 quality management.

    Sprint will showcase the Sprint i-Series at the Voice on the Net (VON)
    conference in Santa Clara, Ca., March 29-31 in exhibit booth #721.


    About Sprint
    Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26
    million customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 67,000 employees
    worldwide and over $26 billion in annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely
    recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art
    network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide
    all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet
    backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the
    District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital,
    nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States. For more information,
    visit www.sprint.com.








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    Microsoft Brings Location Server To MapPoint Web Service
    Sprint, Bell Canada and solution providers will deliver wireless,
    applications


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    By Paula Rooney, CRN

    12:51 PM EST Mon., Mar. 22, 2004
    Microsoft on Monday unveiled a corporate server designed to complement
    its MapPoint Web Service, which allows partners and customers to integrate
    realtime location data into business and consumer applications.

    MapPoint Location Server (MLS), announced at the start of the CTIA
    Wireless show in Atlanta and Microsoft's Mobile Developer Conference in San
    Francisco, starts at $8,000 for 500,000 transactions and support for 50
    roaming users. The server harnesses the company's recently enhanced MapPoint
    Web Service 3.5 mapping service, one of several .Net services developed as
    part of Microsoft's original .Net MyServices platform.

    The MapPoint Location Server's plug-in architecture allows wireless
    operators to hook their services into the server transparently to users. At
    the CTIA Wireless show on Monday, Sprint and Bell Canada were the first to
    announce realtime commercial services based on MLS in the U.S. and Canadian
    markets, respectively.

    ISVs and solution providers--including Cubistix, Immedient,
    Hewlett-Packard and Action Engine--are developing realtime location
    solutions for business customers with MapPoint Location Server, Microsoft
    said.

    The server is targeted at fleet management, asset tracking and
    sales-force automation applications, or any application that requires
    realtime location information of trucks, inventory and personnel, Microsoft
    said. The server can help companies in the repair, service and shipping
    sectors speed deliveries, deploy workers more rapidly to areas of need in
    the field and access inventory information in realtime.

    Down the road, Microsoft expects developers and partners to integrate
    the realtime location server and MapPoint Web Service capabilities with CRM
    and SQL applications. A salesman with a mobile phone, for instance, can
    quickly access information about his top revenue-generating customers within
    a five-mile radius of his location at any time, said said Steve Lombardi, a
    technical evangelist at Microsoft.



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    Sprint Plants Wireless With Sunflower
    By Susan Rush
    March 19, 2004
    [email protected] direct


    Sprint is looking to sow the seed of wireless through a new deal with
    a Kansas-based cable operator. Sunflower Broadband has agreed to bundle
    Sprint PCS wireless phone service with its cable and broadband services.

    Although terms of the partnership were not disclosed, Sunflower
    Broadband says the agreement solidifies it as a full-service video, voice,
    wireless and data provider. Sunflower Broadband serves nearly 80 percent of
    all homes in the Lawrence, Eudora and Douglas County area.

    "By adding wireless services into its bundled portfolio, Sunflower
    Broadband is better equipped to address the growing competition from the
    ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier) while expanding the opportunity to
    grow market revenue," says Ralph Hodge, Sprint's senior vice president of
    cable solutions.

    This is not the first time Sprint has become a cable operator's
    bedfellow. In December, the company forged a deal with Time Warner Cable to
    deliver VoIP-based telephone subscribers spanning 17 markets. This is
    however, according to Sprint, the first time a wireless carrier has teamed
    up with the cable industry to offer wireless services.






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    NOKIA: Sprint introduce new Nokia model to its line of Picture Phones

    Tuesday 23 March 2004 09:00 EET Hellink

    PRESS RELEASE 22.3.2004

    Sprint introduces new Nokia model to its growing line of Sprint PCS
    Vision(SM) Picture Phones

    Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Picture Phone PM-6225 by Nokia features VGA
    camera, handsfree speakerphone and FM radio

    ATLANTA - Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Sprint (NYSE: PCS, FON), which
    operates the largest all-digital, all-PCS nationwide network,
    today announced the availability of the new Sprint PCS VisionSM
    Picture Phone PM-6225 by Nokia. Featuring a wide range of unique
    and useful functions including a VGA camera, handsfree
    speakerphone and an FM radio, the PM-6225 by Nokia is a feature-
    packed phone that enhances the many data capabilities of Sprint
    PCS Vision. The Nokia PM-6225 is available for $79.99 after
    discounts ($229.99 SRP) at Sprint Stores nationwide.

    The Nokia PM-6225 is the ninth camera phone in Sprint's lineup.
    Sprint customers shared more than 100 million pictures in 2003.
    Sprint leads the industry with Picture MailSM with its wide
    variety of handsets, flat-rate pricing, online photo album and
    ease-of-use.

    In addition to the camera features, Sprint customers can purchase
    a separate desktop speaker to enhance the FM capabilities of the
    Nokia PM-6225. The FM radio feature is also accessible without the
    speaker.

    By using the familiar, easy-to-use Nokia user interface, the most
    popular functions, such as the built-in camera, can be quickly
    accessed. The PM -6225 by Nokia also boasts a full color 128x128
    pixel screen and the ability to download new entertainment,
    communication and personalization applications using Sprint PCS
    Vision service.

    "The affordable, easy-to-use Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-
    6225 by Nokia is a perfect complement to the exciting array of
    applications and services available to Sprint PCS Vision
    customers," said Soren Petersen, senior vice president and general
    manager of Nokia's CDMA business unit. "The unique design of this
    phone creates the user-friendly combination of an extra large
    keypad and a compact, easy-to-hold form, making the use of both
    standard phone features and Sprint PCS Vision services an equally
    enjoyable experience."

    Features of the Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-6225 by Nokia
    include:

    Built in Digital Camera:
    Share it when it happens. Take a picture anytime and send it to
    family and friends instantly while on the enhanced Sprint
    Nationwide PCS Network. VGA camera (640x480 pixels) and auto-focus
    lens.

    Full-Color Screen:
    4k color CSTN display is 128 x 128 pixels.

    Built-in Speakerphone:
    Integrated speakerphone allows for convenient communication.

    FM Radio:
    FM Radio capability (Headset required; for stereo FM radio,
    stereo headset required). Compatible with optional music stand.

    Compact style:
    4.21" x 1.81" x 0.83" and only 3.46 ounces

    Customizable Photo Caller ID:
    Know who's calling you by linking downloaded images and photos
    to the contacts in your internal phone book.

    Built-in Infrared:
    Send and received data via infrared.

    Internal Phone Book:
    Store up to 500 contacts in your phone book with multiple numbers
    and text entries per contact.

    Multiple Languages:
    Supports limited voice and text prompts in English and Spanish.

    Calendar:
    Carry your calendar, calculator, alarm clock, and to-do list
    wherever you go so you can create appointments and view your
    schedule at a moment's notice.

    2.5mm Universal Jack:
    Accommodates most standard headsets for hands-free operation.

    Voice recorder:
    Memo recorder with up to 3 minutes of recording time.

    Dual-band / tri-mode:
    This phone may be used on and while roaming off the enhanced
    Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.

    Extended Battery Life:
    Standard rechargeable LiIon battery provides up to 2.35 hours of
    continuous talk time and up to 7 days of continuous standby time
    in digital mode. Provides up to 45 minutes of continuous talk or
    up to 20 hours continuous standby time in analog mode.

    E911 Emergency Location Capable:
    Features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip
    necessary for utilizing the E911 emergency location services
    where available.

    TTY compatible:
    Compatible with select TTY devices.

    Sprint PCS Vision capabilities:
    Picture Mail (sm), Messaging, Games, Ringers, Screen Savers, Web

    Sprint announced 3.2 million Sprint PCS Vision customers through
    the end of 2003 and leads the industry in adoption of advanced
    wireless data services. Sprint PCS Vision includes services that
    allow customers to take and receive pictures from select Sprint
    PCS Phones; browse the Internet at speeds faster than most dial-up
    connections; check personal and corporate e-mail; watch clips and
    stream audio for news and music; download polyphonic, animated and
    voice ringers, and full-color, graphically-rich games and screen
    savers, all on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.

    About Sprint

    Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more
    than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With
    approximately 67,000 employees worldwide and over $26 billion in
    annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely recognized for
    developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network
    technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-
    digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet
    backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39
    states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-
    percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United
    States. For more information, visit www.sprint.com

    About Nokia

    Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the
    growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia
    is dedicated to enhancing people's lives and productivity by
    providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and
    solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and
    businesses. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five
    major exchanges.

    Media Enquiries:

    Jenny Stevens
    Sprint
    Tel: +1 212-450-9516
    Email: [email protected]
    Nokia Americas
    Communications
    Tel: +1 972-894-4573
    Email: [email protected]
    www.nokia.com

    Talk and standby times are estimates and vary based on many
    factors. The number of pictures that can be stored depends upon
    the size and format of the pictures and the availability of shared
    memory space. Some features and services are dependent on the
    network, supported digital content formats, the compatibility of
    other devices and applications, and other factors. Please refer to
    the user guide for complete information.




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    March 2004 Latest News
    Industry News Vendor News
    a.. Swivel, Stereo Speakers, Mega-Pixels And More!
    Audiovox Unveils Wireless Wonders At CTIA 2004 (3/23/2004)
    b.. QUALCOMM And Iusacell Announce Plans To Bring
    Wireless Data Services Based On QUALCOMM’s BREW™ Solution To Subscribers In
    Mexico (3/22/2004)
    c.. QUALCOMM Announces MediaFLO Content Distribution
    System Ffor Network-Scheduled Delivery Oof High-Quality Wireless Content Via
    3G Networks (3/22/2004)
    d.. Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Picture Phone PM-6225 by Nokia
    (3/22/2004)
    e.. Digit Wireless, LG Electronics And TELUS Mobility
    Announce Production Of The World's First Fastap™ Enabled Mobile Phone
    (3/22/2004)
    f.. Verizon Wireless Selects Lucent Technologies As A
    Key Supplier For Its BroadbandAccess High-Speed Data Service (3/22/2004)
    g.. Verizon Wireless Selects Nortel Networks For
    BroadbandAccess Network Expansion (3/22/2004)
    h.. Sprint And BMG Announce Music Tones From Top Artists
    (3/22/2004)
    i.. Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation Selects
    Huawei To Build Its CDMA2000 WLL System In Ethiopia (3/22/2004)
    j.. Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Customers Can Feel Like They’
    re Part Of The “Family” With Mobile Content From The HBO® Award-Winning
    Series THE SOPRANOS® (3/22/2004)
    k.. Sprint Offers New Management Control For Wireless
    Email (3/22/2004)
    l.. Verizon Wireless, Citrix And Zumasys Complete First
    Rollout Of Citrix Access Infrastructure Over Verizon Wireless'
    BroadbandAccess (3/22/2004)
    m.. Verizon Wireless Makes Strides With Planned
    BroadbandAccess 3G Network Expansion (3/22/2004)
    n.. Sprint Customers Share More Than 100 Million
    Memories Via Enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network (3/22/2004)
    o.. Verizon Wireless And SK Telecom Announce Strategic
    Relationship On Enhanced Multimedia Services (3/22/2004)
    p.. Algerie Telecom Selects Huawei To Build Its 1900MHz
    CDMA2000 WLL System In Algeria (3/19/2004)
    q.. QUALCOMM And Tata Teleservices Announce Plans To
    Offer Wireless Applications And Services Via BREWTM And BREWChat Solutions
    (3/18/2004)
    r.. Verizon Wireless Completes Statewide High-Speed
    Network In North Dakota (3/15/2004)
    s.. Keep Connected To Life During Spring Break In New
    England With Verizon Wireless' Get It Now (3/15/2004)
    t.. College Hoops Fans Can Keep Up-to-Date With Their
    Favorite Team During The Tournament Through A One-Stop Mobile Shop From
    Sprint (3/15/2004)
    u.. Nortel Networks Selected By Telekom Baltija To
    Deploy CDMA2000 1X 450 In Latvia (3/15/2004)
    v.. TELUS Mobility Successfully Deploys Tira Jump
    Automated Porting Solution From Tira Wireless (3/15/2004)
    w.. Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service In Mercer
    County, New Jersey (3/12/2004)
    x.. Verizon Wireless Helps College Students Stay
    Connected During Spring Break (3/11/2004)
    y.. Aicent And SK Telecom Sign First 3G Roaming Service
    Contract In Korea (3/11/2004)
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    Swivel, Stereo Speakers, Mega-Pixels And More! Audiovox
    Unveils Wireless Wonders At CTIA 2004

    ATLANTA, GA and HAUPPAUGE, NY - March 23, 2004 - Audiovox
    Communications Corporation (ACC), a majority owned subsidiary of Audiovox
    Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) today announced a new suite of wireless phones
    ranging from ACC's first swivel style camera phone to an affordable and
    stylish clamshell-style "flip phone." The CDM-8930, CDM-8920, CDM-8910 and
    the CDM-8615 are being introduced at CTIA Wireless 2004 in Atlanta.

    CDM-8930

    One of Audiovox's most unique new handsets is the
    CDM-8930, a swivel clamshell-style 1.3 mega pixel camera phone with macro
    function and built-in flash. Complete with a camcorder that can record and
    store up to 10 minutes of video (delivery capabilities vary by network),
    these capabilities allow users to share important moments instantaneously.
    The camera can hold 20 photos that can be emailed directly from the handset
    (system dependent).

    The handset is equipped with a 262K TFT 2" LCD display,
    stereo speaker, a built-in two-way speakerphone, voice activated dialing and
    CMX 64 polyphonic ringers and stereo sound.

    The CDM-8930 is Java/BREW(tm) capable, data capable with
    USB interface (up to 144 kbps) and has MPEG-4 encoding and decoding plus
    two-way MMS/SMS capability, all system dependent.

    The handset is tri-mode (800/1900 MHz CDMA, Amps),
    CDMA2000 1X capable (system dependent) and features the MSM6100 chipset that
    is GPSOne(tm) capable (E911 Phase2 Supported) (system dependent).

    The stylish CDM-8930 weighs only 3.3 ounces and measures
    3.7" x 1.9" and 0.9".

    CDM-8920

    The next new exciting ACC handheld is the CDM-8920. A
    clamshell-style phone, it has a built-in 1.3 mega pixel camera with macro
    function and built-in flash with auto sensor. This phone gives users the
    option to send and receive photos directly from their wireless phone or
    store up to 20 photos on the handset.

    Weighing just 3.2 ounces and measuring 3.5"x 1.9" x 0.9",
    the tri-mode (800 MHz mps/CDMA, 1900 MHz PCS), CDMA2000 1X capable handset
    (system dependent) features the MSM6050 chipset that is GPSOne(tm) Capable
    (E911 Phase2 Supported, system dependent).

    The full color phone has dual LCD displays with a main
    260K TFT 1.8" LCD display (128x 60) and sub 260K TFT 1" LCD display (96x 64)
    as well as a built-in two-way speakerphone, voice activated dialing and 32
    polyphonic ringers. The phone is Java/BREW(tm) capable, data capable with
    USB interface (up to 144 kbps), TTY capable, ERI capable and has two-way
    short message service, all system dependent.

    CDM-8910

    Another camera phone in the Audiovox product line is the
    CDM-8910. The phone has a built-in CMOS 310K pixel camera, with flash.
    Boasting a dual LCD display, the main display is a 65K 1.8" TFT color LCD
    display, with a 1" black & white sub-display.

    The CDM-8910 weighs 3.2 ounces and measures 3.5" x 1.9" x
    0.9". This phone is tri-mode (800 MHz mps/CDMA, 1900 MHz PCS), CDMA2000 1X
    Capable (system dependent) and features the MSM6050 chipset that is
    GPSOne(tm) capable (E911 Phase2 Supported), also system dependent.

    The CDM-8910 has built-in two-way speakerphone, voice
    activated dialing and features 32 polyphonic ringers. The phone is
    Java/BREW(tm) capable, data capable with USB interface (up to 144 kbps), TTY
    capable, ERI capable and has two-way short message service, all system
    dependent.

    CDM-8615

    For those consumers who want to keep their cameras
    separate from their phones, Audiovox is introducing the CDM-8615. This
    clamshell-style handset is also great for the budget conscious consumer who
    wants a phone that is full of features.

    With dual LCD displays, including a 1.8" 65K STN color
    main display and a 1" black and white sub-display, it is data capable with
    USB interface (up to 144 kbps) (system dependent). It has a two-way built-in
    speakerphone and two-way short messaging service (system dependent)
    capability as well as CMX 32 polyphonic ringers and vibrating alert.

    The CDM-8615 is a tri-mode (800/1900 MHz CDMA, Amps)
    phone, measuring 3.5" x 1.8" and 0.9." It is equipped with the MSM6050
    chipset, that is GPSOne(tm) (E911 Phase2 Supported), CDMA2000, data capable
    with USB Interface (up to 144 kbps), all system dependent.

    "The handhelds introduced today provide mobile users
    choices based on their needs and lifestyle," said Philip Christopher, CEO of
    Audiovox Communications Corporation. "The innovative products merge
    technology, style and convenience into mobile phones that are ideal for any
    consumer on any budget."

    For complete information, or to view the latest handset,
    please stop by Audiovox's CTIA Wireless 2004 booth, No. 1347, or visit the
    company's website at www.audiovox.com.

    CONTACTS:

    At CTIA 2004: Booth # 1347 Katie Wasserman Mobile: (516)
    551-3139

    Alysia Pappas/Joe Vasquez G.S. Schwartz & Co., Inc. (212)
    725-4500 [email protected] [email protected]




    QUALCOMM And Iusacell Announce Plans To Bring Wireless
    Data Services Based On QUALCOMM’s BREW™ Solution To Subscribers In Mexico
    ATLANTA — March 22, 2004 — QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer
    and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless
    technology, and Iusacell, a provider of cellular telephony products and
    services in Mexico, today announced the companies have signed a definitive
    agreement for Iusacell to deploy downloadable wireless applications and
    services based on QUALCOMM’s BREW solution. The rollout of BREW-based
    services will enable subscribers to browse and download a variety of
    applications — such as e-mail, entertainment, communication services, games
    and ring tones — on their wireless devices using the operator’s new
    third-generation (3G) CDMA2000® 1X network.

    "The potential for growth in Mexico’s wireless data market
    is strong, and QUALCOMM is excited to team with Iusacell in this endeavor,"
    said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president of the QUALCOMM Wireless and Internet
    Group. "Iusacell’s selection of the BREW solution positions it as the leader
    in the Mexican wireless market and validates the solution as the best option
    for operators due to its flexibility, ease of implementation and the wide
    support it receives from an international community of developers."

    "We expect services powered by the BREW solution to
    quickly improve our customers’ wireless experience with ready access to
    information, entertainment and communication tools through their wireless
    handsets," said Gustavo Guzman, chief executive officer, Iusacell. "QUALCOMM
    ’s BREW solution is a perfect fit for Iusacell. It will enable us to quickly
    and effectively provide value-added services that respond to the evolving
    needs of our subscribers."

    QUALCOMM’s BREW system provides products and services that
    connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application
    developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators
    and consumers.

    Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue
    from BREW-based applications and content, and 24 manufacturers have offered
    more than 120 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. BREW is successfully
    enabling the commercial wireless data services of many very successful
    operators, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Cellular One, MetroPCS,
    Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States; China Unicom, KDDI
    in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Hutch in Thailand, Telstra in Australia, VIVO
    in Brazil, BellSouth Chile, BellSouth Colombia, BellSouth Ecuador, BellSouth
    Guatemala, BellSouth Panama, BellSouth Perú, Telefónica Móviles in Peru,
    Movicom in Argentina, Telcel and Movilnet Venezuela, Verizon Dominican
    Republic, Verizon Wireless in Puerto Rico, and Pelephone in Israel. Grupo
    Iusacell, S.A. de C.V. (Iusacell, NYSE: CEL; BMV: CEL) is a wireless
    cellular and PCS service provider in seven of Mexico’s nine regions,
    including Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Acapulco, Puebla,
    León and Mérida. The Company’s service regions encompass a total of
    approximately 92 million POPs, representing approximately 90% of the country
    ’s total population.

    QUALCOMM Contacts:

    Michele Bakic, QUALCOMM Internet Services Phone:
    1-858-651-4017 E-mail: [email protected] or Emily Gin, Corporate Public
    Relations Phone: 1-858-651-4084 E-mail: [email protected] or Bill
    Davidson, Investor Relations Phone: 1-858-658-4813 E-mail: [email protected]



    QUALCOMM Announces MediaFLO Content Distribution System
    Ffor Network-Scheduled Delivery Oof High-Quality Wireless Content Via 3G
    Networks
    ATLANTA — March 22, 2004 — QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer
    and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless
    technology, today announced the MediaFLO™ Content Distribution System
    (MCDS), an end-to-end product and service offering that enables secure and
    efficient delivery of high-quality, network-scheduled video content to a
    large number of subscribers for easy viewing on handsets. It can be deployed
    over today’s unicast (point-to-point) third-generation (3G) wireless
    networks and will scale easily for tomorrow’s multicast (one-to-many)
    networks (see separate March 22, 2004 CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO enhancements
    announcement from QUALCOMM). Demonstrations of the MCDS will be conducted at
    QUALCOMM’s booth #3931 in Hall B4 during CTIA Wireless 2004 in Atlanta,
    March 22-24.

    "Network technology advances, such as those found in
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Gold Multicast, and the emergence of powerful new handsets
    based on the MSM6500 chipset, Launchpad suite and BREW solution are lining
    up perfectly for the service offering QUALCOMM’s MediaFLO system enables,"
    said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, president of QUALCOMM Wireless & Internet Group.
    "The MediaFLO system’s intelligent use of off-peak network capacity enables
    the delivery of high-quality video and audio that leverages the higher
    processing power, higher screen resolutions, significantly improved sound
    and much larger memory size of the wireless handsets coming to market in
    2004 and 2005."

    The MCDS is designed specifically for wireless operators
    looking to use these types of network and device advances to enhance their
    multimedia service offerings, and for content providers seeking to reach
    their target audiences when those consumers are on the go. The MCDS is a
    client-server solution that can seamlessly handle multiple content streams
    from multiple sources and play them on the client software using the most
    popular video and audio codecs. While it can also support streaming content
    in a single, intuitive user interface, its design focus enables operators to
    use off-peak network capacity to provide subscribers immediate access to
    high-quality content like their home viewing experiences without the
    annoyances of progress bars and buffering delays.

    With the MediaFLO system, the network operator determines
    when the content is sent to the subscriber; the content arrives in the
    background, is securely stored on the handset and the user selects and
    watches content according to the program schedule. The least time-sensitive
    content can be sent when there is little traffic on the network, leaving
    only the most time-sensitive content for delivery during times when the
    network is being used the most for other data services.

    Users navigate the content via the MediaFLO Program Guide,
    the user interface to the MediaFLO client. Because the content arrives on
    the device prior to its scheduled viewing time, the user experiences the
    immediacy and high-quality they are familiar with in their home viewing
    experiences. But the MediaFLO system enables much more than passive viewing.
    Because the wireless device that plays the content is also a node on the
    Internet, the MediaFLO system supports interactivity, such as launching an
    application that is used in conjunction with the viewing experience or going
    to a Web site for more information on a subject of interest.

    The MediaFLO system’s ability to support multiple codecs
    and players, and its end-to-end digital rights management (DRM) solution for
    protecting and controlling content usage and distribution, mean content
    providers can easily extend their brands to their target audiences when they
    are on the go and away from their TVs or PCs. Via this new distribution
    channel, content providers can generate additional revenue by repurposing
    their existing TV and Internet content or by creating new content for what
    QUALCOMM believes will emerge over time as a new medium.

    Initially, QUALCOMM is targeting the MediaFLO system for
    BREW™ operators with deployed CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks and plans for
    1xEV-DO Gold Multicast networks. The MediaFLO client is a BREW-based
    application and the system is designed to use the extensive billing features
    of the BREW Distribution System. Like the BREW solution, the MCDS is
    air-interface independent – it can be deployed on any IP packet data
    network. QUALCOMM expects the rich, high-quality content the MCDS can
    deliver to help drive demand for higher-tier multimedia handsets, starting
    with those based on the MSM6500™ chipset and the Launchpad™ suite of
    integrated advanced functions. Also, because the MediaFLO client is a
    BREW-based application, integration and testing for device manufacturers is
    straightforward, thereby reducing time to market.

    QUALCOMM Contacts:

    Emily Gin, Corporate Public Relations Phone:
    1-858-651-4084 E-mail: [email protected] or Bill Davidson,
    Investor Relations Phone: 1-858-658-4813 E-mail: [email protected]



    Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Picture Phone PM-6225 by Nokia
    ATLANTA (CTIA Wireless 2004) — March 22, 2004 — The Sprint
    PCS VisionSM Picture Phone PM-6225 by Nokia features:

    • Price: $229.99 at Sprint Stores nationwide

    • Built in Digital Camera: Share it when it happens. Take
    a picture anytime and send it to family and friends instantly while on the
    enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.

    • Smart Camera: Shoot digital pictures with a built-in VGA
    camera (640x480 pixels) and auto-focus lens.

    • Downloads: Personalize your phone’s wallpaper by
    selecting graphics stored in your downloads folder.

    • Full-Color Screen: 4k color CSTN display is 128 x 128
    pixels.

    • Built-in Speakerphone: Integrated speakerphone allows
    for convenient communication.

    • FM Radio: FM Radio capability (Headset required; for
    Stereo FM radio, stereo headset required). Compatible with optional music
    stand.

    • Customizable Photo Caller ID: Know who’s calling you by
    linking downloaded images and photos to the contacts in your internal phone
    book.

    • Built-in Infrared: Send and received data via infrared.

    • Voice Activated Dialing: Say the name of the person you
    want to call and the number is dialed automatically without using the
    keypad. Store up to 25 name tags.

    • Internal Phone Book: Store up to 500 contacts in your
    phone book with multiple numbers and text entries per contact.

    • Multiple Languages: Supports limited voice and text
    prompts in English and Spanish.

    • Compact style: 4.21” x 1.81” x 0.83” and only 3.46
    ounces

    • Calendar: Carry your calendar, calculator, alarm clock,
    and to-do list wherever you go so you can create appointments and view your
    schedule at a moment’s notice.

    • 2.5mm Universal Jack: Accommodates most standard
    headsets for hands-free operation.

    • Voice recorder: Memo recorder with up to 3 minutes of
    recording time.

    • Dual-band / tri-mode: This phone may be used on and
    while roaming off the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.

    • Extended Battery Life: Standard rechargeable LiIon
    battery provides up to 2.35 hours of continuous talk time and up to 7 days
    of continuous standby time in digital mode. Provides up to 45 minutes of
    continuous talk or up to 20 hours continuous standby time in analog mode.

    • E911 Emergency Location Capable: Features an embedded
    Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing the E911
    emergency location services where available.

    • TTY compatible: Compatible with select TTY devices.

    • PCS Vision capabilities: Picture MailSM, Messaging,
    Games, Ringers, Screen Savers, Web, PCS Business ConnectionSM




    Digit Wireless, LG Electronics And TELUS Mobility Announce
    Production Of The World's First Fastap™ Enabled Mobile Phone
    ATLANTA, March 22, 2004 - Today at the CTIA Wireless 2004
    conference, Digit Wireless, consumer electronics giant LG Electronics and
    Canadian wireless carrier TELUS Mobility announced an agreement to produce
    the world's first Fastap™ enabled mobile phone.

    Digit Wireless's Fastap keypad allows mobile phone users
    to quickly and intuitively type text messages and other data using letter,
    number and punctuation keys arranged neatly around the standard keypad on a
    mobile phone.

    "Fastap brings keyboard functionality directly to a
    standard-sized mobile phone, offering both business users and consumers an
    intuitive interface designed specifically for easy text messaging and other
    mobile data applications," said Chris Hare, President of Digit Wireless. "We
    expect early partnerships with industry leaders such as TELUS Mobility and
    LG Electronics to drive widespread adoption of Fastap enabled phones."

    Said Neil Strother, senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR's
    wireless research group: "Mobile text messaging has made great strides in
    North America, but widespread usage remains elusive. One of the limiting
    factors has been the traditional telephone keypad. But Digit Wireless'
    unique and easy solution breaks the mold, and should enable some serious
    growth for text messaging."

    TELUS Mobility is the first wireless provider in the world
    to publicly commit to Fastap technology, and plans to offer Fastap enabled
    mobile phones exclusively in Canada in 2004. TELUS Ventures, a corporate
    investment fund dedicated to creating strategic alliances with
    entrepreneurial organizations, has invested directly in Digit Wireless,
    enabling the innovative technology company to expand its worldwide presence.

    "TELUS Mobility's longstanding recognition that mobile
    phones are not just for phone calls anymore has placed us in a North
    American leadership position in messaging and wireless Web offerings. Our
    partnership with Digit Wireless and LG Electronics to introduce the world's
    first Fastap enabled phone is as natural a fit for us as the Fastap keyboard
    is on a mobile phone," said Robert Blumenthal, Vice President of Products
    and Services at TELUS Mobility.

    LG Electronics, the first wireless handset manufacturer to
    announce production of Fastap enabled mobile phones, has an established
    reputation as a wireless technology innovator. Its successful LG 5450 camera
    phone, already offered across Canada by TELUS Mobility, has been modified as
    a demonstration unit to carry Fastap keypad software and hardware. The
    company is preparing a production model of a similar phone for introduction
    by TELUS Mobility in 2004.

    "LG is excited to partner with Digit Wireless and TELUS
    Mobility to offer the first handset that incorporates the truly innovative
    Fastap technology," said Jae Ham, Vice President, CDMA Handsets, LG
    Electronics. "LG is committed to providing cutting-edge wireless phones that
    are compact, easy to use and unique in their functionality - and our
    exclusive Fastap enabled phone certainly fits our mandate."

    For more information or photos, media may contact:

    Digit Wireless:Mira GenserCell: (617)
    [email protected]

    TELUS Mobility:Julia QuintonCell: (416)
    [email protected]

    LG Electronics: Steve Preiner Tel: (905) 568-6747
    [email protected]



    Verizon Wireless Selects Lucent Technologies As A Key
    Supplier For Its BroadbandAccess High-Speed Data Service
    ATLANTA and BEDMINSTER, NJ — March 22, 2004 — Verizon
    Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, will continue to
    work with Lucent Technologies under a three-year 1xEV-DO (Evolution-Data
    Optimized) agreement to provide wireless infrastructure technology for its
    BroadbandAccess service – which uses Verizon Wireless’ third generation (3G)
    data network – the fastest commercially available wide-area wireless data
    service offered in the United States today. During the first two years of
    this agreement, Verizon Wireless is expected to invest more than $525
    million in Lucent’s wireless infrastructure technology to expand
    BroadbandAccess. Verizon Wireless recently announced that, beginning in
    2004, it plans to make BroadbandAccess service available throughout
    additional portions of its national footprint.

    This agreement to provide wireless infrastructure
    technology for Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service is supplemental to
    existing ongoing supply agreements between the two companies. In October
    2003, Verizon Wireless commercially deployed its BroadbandAccess service in
    two key markets with Lucent as the primary supplier in Washington, D.C.

    BroadbandAccess is powered by a 3G CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO
    wide-area network. Under this agreement, Lucent will upgrade existing Lucent
    base stations with 1xEV-DO Modem Cards and software and provide
    1xEV-DO-enabled Flexent® Modular Cell 4.0 base stations as required. Verizon
    Wireless will also upgrade its core network utilizing Lucent supplied
    1xEV-DO Radio Network Controllers (RNCs) and Element Management Systems.
    Lucent Worldwide Services will provide network installation, integration,
    and optimization services.

    “Given the success of the initial commercial deployment of
    this high-speed data network and our long-standing relationship with Lucent
    Technologies, we look forward to working with Lucent again on this
    industry-leading service,” said Richard Lynch, executive vice president and
    chief technical officer, Verizon Wireless. “Our customers in Washington,
    D.C. have told us how BroadbandAccess has improved their productivity and
    has made them look smart to their customers.”

    The BroadbandAccess service allows enterprise customers to
    access information when they are out of the office at speeds that are faster
    than those offered via any other commercially available wide-area wireless
    data service in the United States. With data transmission bursts of up to 2
    Megabits per second (Mbps), BroadbandAccess customers can download a 1
    Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint presentation or
    a large PDF file), or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels)
    in less than 30 seconds, which is three to four times faster than using EDGE
    service, and as much as ten times faster than on a GPRS network. Customers
    can also use this high-speed data service to access rich graphic content,
    video, music and more.

    “We’re excited to take this next step with Verizon
    Wireless as it expands the BroadbandAccess service,” said Cindy Christy,
    president, Mobility Solutions for Lucent Technologies. “The new 1xEV-DO
    network should quickly enable a whole host of new revenue-generating
    multimedia services that businesses and consumers are demanding.”

    Media Contact Info:

    Jeffrey Nelson [email protected]
    908-306-4824

    Debra Lewis Lucent Technologies [email protected]
    917-848-0035



    Verizon Wireless Selects Nortel Networks For
    BroadbandAccess Network Expansion
    ATLANTA AND BEDMINSTER, NJ — March 22, 2004 — Verizon
    Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, has signed a
    two-year agreement with Nortel Networks* to provide wireless infrastructure
    technology for its BroadbandAccess service which uses Verizon Wireless’
    third generation (3G) data network– the fastest commercially available
    wide-area wireless data service offered in the United States today. Earlier
    this year, Verizon Wireless announced that, beginning later this year, it
    plans to make BroadbandAccess service available throughout additional
    portions of its national footprint. BroadbandAccess is powered by a
    CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) third generation (3G)
    technology.

    Through 2005, Verizon Wireless is expected to spen d US
    $167 million on Nortel Networks wireless infrastructure technology that
    enables BroadbandAccess. Nortel Networks was a primary supplier in San Diego
    for Verizon Wireless’ initial commercial deployment of BroadbandAccess in
    October 2003. Nortel Networks will upgrade existing base stations throughout
    the network with new Metro Cell base stations, modules, and associated
    services.

    “Nortel Networks was the network infrastructure provider
    in San Diego of our commercial 3G network,” said Richard Lynch, executive
    vice president and chief technical officer, Verizon Wireless. “We have
    enjoyed tremendous success in San Diego and our customers have told us how
    BroadbandAccess has improved their productivity and their ability to respond
    more quickly to their customers.”

    The BroadbandAccess service allows enterprise customers to
    access information when they are out of the office at speeds that are faster
    than those offered via any other commercially available wide-area wireless
    data service in the United States. With data transmission b! ursts of up to
    2 Megabits per second (Mbps), BroadbandAccess customers could download a 1
    Megabyte e-mail attachment (for example, a small PowerPoint presentation or
    a large PDF file), or receive three digital pictures (each 400 x 600 pixels)
    in less than 30 seconds, which is three to four times faster than using EDGE
    service, and as much as ten times faster than on a competitor’s GPRS
    network. Customers can also use this high-speed data service to access rich
    graphic content, video, music and more.

    “1xEV-DO is gaining momentum as a global solution,
    providing enhanced 3G wireless services to end users everywhere,” said
    Pascal Debon, President, Wireless Networks, Nortel Networks. “Nortel
    Networks congratulates Verizon Wireless for initiating the wide-scale roll
    out of 1xEV-DO, further proving that 3G is real and is quickly being
    embraced worldwide.”

    Nortel Networks has been providing wireless equipment to
    Verizon Wireless and its predecessor companies since 1996. The agreement to
    provide wireless infrastructure technology for Verizon Wireless’
    BroadbandAccess service is supplemental to existing ongoing supply
    agreements between the two companies.

    Media Contact Info:

    Jeffrey Nelson [email protected]
    908-306-4824

    Jennifer Usrey Nortel Networks [email protected]
    972-684-4844



    Sprint And BMG Announce Music Tones From Top Artists
    ATLANTA (CTIA Wireless 2004) — March 22, 2004 — Sprint,
    which owns and operates the largest, all-digital, all-PCS network in the
    United States, and BMG, the global music division of Bertelsmann AG,
    announced an agreement that delivers Music Tones from top artists to Sprint
    PCS VisionSM customers nationwide. The initial lineup of Music Tones, which
    are ringers that sound like the actual song, will include hits from such
    artists as Britney Spears, Maroon 5, 3 Days Grace, The Strokes, Kenny
    Chesney and Pink.

    In 2003, Sprint sold more than 20 million ringers and
    screen savers and was the first US carrier to offer Music Tones. The deal
    with BMG will build upon Sprint’s extensive library of ringers ranging from
    pop hits to retro TV themes to 70s classic rock.

    “Sprint’s portfolio of ringers allows our customers to
    personalize their phones with the newest releases and chart topping songs.
    BMG artists represent some of the hottest acts in music today and Sprint is
    proud to deliver their music to our Sprint PCS Vision customers,” said Jeff
    Hallock, vice president of consumer product marketing for Sprint.

    “We are pleased to join with Sprint in providing music
    fans a dynamic new way to enjoy music from their favorite artists,” said
    Kieve Huffman, Vice President Digital Marketing and Licensing, BMG Strategic
    Marketing. “The growing ring-tone market promises a whole new platform for
    BMG to build awareness for our artists.”

    Sprint PCS Vision customers can purchase and download
    ringers directly from their Sprint PCS Vision Phones or at
    www.sprintpcs.com. To access ringers on the phone, select Menu/ Downloads/
    Ringers and Get New. From there, customers can browse the more than one
    thousand titles available from Sprint. Polyphonic ringers are available for
    $1.50. Music Tones, animated and voice ringers are available for $2.50.

    Sprint announced 3.2 million Sprint PCS Vision customers
    through the end of 2003 and leads the industry in adoption of advanced
    wireless data services. Sprint PCS Vision includes services that allow
    customers to take and receive pictures from select Sprint PCS Phones; browse
    the Internet at speeds faster than most dial-up connections; check personal
    and corporate e-mail; watch clips and stream audio for news and music;
    download polyphonic, animated and voice ringers, and full-color,
    graphically-rich games and screen savers, all on the enhanced Sprint
    Nationwide PCS Network.

    Media Contacts:

    Jenny Stevens, Sprint, 212-450-9516
    [email protected]

    Nathaniel Brown, BMG 212-930-6790





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    The Supreme Enchanter
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    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)


    Sprint Customers Share More Than 100 Million Memories Via Enhanced Sprint
    Nationwide PCS Network
    ATLANTA (CTIA Wireless 2004) — March 22, 2004 - Sprint announced today that
    Sprint PCS Vision(SM) customers have shared more than 100 million images and
    15-second video clips using Picture Mail(SM) and Video Mail via the enhanced
    Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Sprint was the first to introduce an
    integrated camera phone to the United States in November 2002 with the
    Sprint PCS Vision Phone 5300 by Sanyo. Today, Sprint offers nine camera
    phones, including the newest Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-6225 by
    Nokia. Two of the nine camera phones include a built-in camcorder.

    Camera phones now make up nearly half of Sprint’s extensive device line-up,
    which far exceeds that of any direct competitor, and more camera phones will
    be added throughout the year. With an expanding lineup of camera phones, a
    service that’s easy to use and includes an online album, a nationwide
    network, and flat-rate pricing, Picture Mail continues to grow in
    popularity. Building on this success, Sprint is bringing the latest in
    innovation to its customers with the next evolution in messaging. Video
    Mail, introduced in December 2003, allows customers to capture, view and
    share 15-second video clips directly from their Sprint PCS Vision Video
    Phones. Now, in addition to sharing everyday moments with Picture Mail,
    Sprint customers have the ability to share life in motion with Video Mail;
    both services are powered by Lightsurf.

    “Sprint is leading the industry in wireless data adoption with innovative
    Sprint PCS Vision services that add value for our customers,” said Jeff
    Hallock, vice president of consumer product marketing for Sprint. “We’re
    absolutely thrilled with the growth in Picture Mail and Video Mail is
    starting to take off. These advanced multimedia services provide Sprint
    customers with more ways to stay connected with family and friends, all from
    a single device that is always with them.”

    Currently, Sprint offers two Sprint PCS Vision Video Phones with built-in
    cameras and camcorders, including the VM4050 by Toshiba and the VM4500 by
    Sanyo, which will be featured at CTIA 2004 in Atlanta on March 23 at the
    Wireless Widget display, booth #5071 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
    Sprint has plans to add a third Video Mail phone from Samsung in the second
    quarter of 2004.

    At the end of 2003, total customers on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network
    exceeded 20 million and Sprint was serving more than 3.2 million Sprint PCS
    Vision subscribers, up from 2.7 million at the end of the third quarter.

    For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

    Media Contact:

    Jackie Bostick, 913-794-3045 [email protected]

    Suzanne Lammers, 913-484-9754 [email protected]





  8. #8
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)

    Posted Mar 22, 2004, 1:40 PM ET by Michael Sciannamea
    Here are a couple of more items that are making news from this week’s CTIA
    Wireless 2004 show in Atlanta.

    Microsoft is hot on the trail of location-based services for cell phones.
    On Monday at the CTIA Wireless 2004 show here, the software giant
    announced partnerships with U.S. cell phone service provider Sprint and with
    Bell Mobility in Canada to sell services, mainly to businesses, that exploit
    a mobile phone’s ability to broadcast its exact location.

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    A cell phone ring tone vending machine introduced here Monday is the
    latest example of how major entertainment companies are selling versions of
    their products directly to America’s 156 million cell phone subscribers,
    rather than partner with service providers.
    The machines, which work with most cell phones, will debut at Best Buy,
    Radio Shack and convenience stores in the next three months, said Robert
    Pons, chief executive of SmartServe, a wireless e-mail specialist teaming
    with touch screen maker Merritt Industries to introduce the vending
    machines. They use touch screens to guide users through the purchase
    process.





  9. #9
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)

    Shareholders file suit over Sprint stock recombination plan

    By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press Writer
    (Published March 9‚ 2004)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Sprint shareholders have filed at least six lawsuits
    over the company's decision to combine its two tracking stocks into a single
    common stock, the telecommunications giant said Tuesday in a regulatory
    filing.
    The suits were filed against Sprint Corp. and its directors by PCS common
    stockholders after the company announced Feb. 29 that it would combine the
    separate stocks under the FON symbol on the New York Stock Exchange.

    One suit was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The rest
    were filed in district court in Johnson County, Kan.

    The suits seek an injunction and monetary damages, Sprint said in its annual
    report with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    In 1998, the company created a tracking stock for its wireless business,
    Sprint PCS, which trades on the NYSE under the symbol PCS. Sprint, based in
    Overland Park, Kan., has just over 1 billion PCS shares and about 906
    million FON shares outstanding.

    PCS common stock will be eliminated and each share of PCS common stock will
    be converted into one-half share of FON common stock on April 23, 2004,
    leaving about 1.4 billion total shares outstanding after the recombination.
    Sprint plans to continue paying the same quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents on
    all FON shares.

    When the recombination was announced, Sprint said it was expected to reduce
    earnings between 2 and 3 cents per share and reduce the company's free cash
    by $200 million in 2004 and $300 million in 2005.

    "We are confident that any lawsuit filed in connection with the
    recombination is without merit," Sprint spokesman Dan Wilinsky said.

    Sprint's articles of incorporation allow that any time after Nov. 23, 2001,
    the tracking stocks could be recombined at the board's discretion. He said
    the company conducted an extensive study to determine a fair ratio for
    converting PCS stock to FON stock.

    "The board concluded that the resulting conversion ratio is fair to each
    class of shareholders," Wilinsky said.

    Telecommunications companies frequently created tracking stocks for their
    wireless units in the 1990s with the possibility of spinning them off in the
    future.

    But concerns arose that executives were managing two entities with sometimes
    competing interests and that tracking stocks had become a way for executives
    to receive excessive compensation, said Brandon Rees, a research analyst for
    the AFL-CIO office of investment.

    "There's a concern about this, about tracking stocks in general," he said.
    "Unwinding it in a way that is fair to shareholders, I suspect that may be
    what the lawsuit is addressing."





  10. #10
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)


    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >

    <snip>

    WTF- ever heard of posting a link? You now reign supreme as the idiot
    savant of this newsgroup- posting what could be useful information without
    understadning a lick of it.





  11. #11
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Today, Sprint offers nine camera
    > phones, including the newest Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-6225 by
    > Nokia. Two of the nine camera phones include a built-in camcorder.



    Not true. The 6225 is vaporware. Not at the web site, not in the stores,
    not at Telesales.



  12. #12
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)

    Here is the link to sprint's web site that announces it (2 days ago)
    http://144.226.116.29/PR/CDA/PR_CDA_...111991,00.html

    Let me know is this is still vaporware.

    Here is a link to the specs
    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=381


    ===============================================================
    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Today, Sprint offers nine camera
    > > phones, including the newest Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-6225 by
    > > Nokia. Two of the nine camera phones include a built-in camcorder.

    >
    >
    > Not true. The 6225 is vaporware. Not at the web site, not in the stores,
    > not at Telesales.






  13. #13
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)

    For those of you who don't know, the CTIA is a convetion of mobile phones.
    It has been going on mon-wed. Many announcements came from this. Do a
    search for "ctia 2004" and you will get overloaded with web sites that have
    hundreds of documents.

    l8r





  14. #14
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)

    For those 2 lazy to go there, here is another snippet about sprint's
    customers

    At the end of 2003, total customers on the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network
    exceeded 20 million and Sprint was serving more than 3.2 million Sprint PCS
    Vision subscribers, up from 2.7 million at the end of the third quarter.


    ===============
    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Here is the link to sprint's web site that announces it (2 days ago)
    >

    http://144.226.116.29/PR/CDA/PR_CDA_...111991,00.html
    >
    > Let me know is this is still vaporware.
    >
    > Here is a link to the specs
    > http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=381
    >
    >
    > ===============================================================
    > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Today, Sprint offers nine camera
    > > > phones, including the newest Sprint PCS Vision Picture Phone PM-6225

    by
    > > > Nokia. Two of the nine camera phones include a built-in camcorder.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. The 6225 is vaporware. Not at the web site, not in the stores,
    > > not at Telesales.

    >
    >






  15. #15
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: CTIA 2004 (I bring you usefull stuf not complaining)


    "The Supreme Enchanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > For those of you who don't know, the CTIA is a convetion of mobile phones.


    Mobile phones have a convention? Must be a crapload of chargers in the
    building.

    > It has been going on mon-wed. Many announcements came from this.


    We know- you've been wasting bandwidth all night long by posting them
    verbatim, instead of providing a link.

    > Do a
    > search for "ctia 2004" and you will get overloaded with web sites that

    have
    > hundreds of documents.
    >


    Why should we? By the end of the week, you'll have posted it all here.





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