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    Nextel and Motorola Announce the First Intrinsically Safe, Ruggedized Handset with Off-Network Radio Capabilities

    RESTON, Va. & PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2005-- Motorola i325 IS Meets Intrinsic Safety Requirements for Hazardous Classified Areas, While Keeping Users Connected Through Advanced Features

    Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL) and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced the launch of the Motorola i325 IS handset, an intrinsically safe, ruggedized phone that provides off-network communications capabilities. The Motorola i325 IS handset offers Direct Talk(SM), which allows users who are outside of the Nextel coverage area to manually transfer to a two-way radio-to-radio communication mode with a range of up to six miles depending upon specific conditions, such as terrain.(1)

    The Motorola i325 IS handset is approved for use where flammable gases or vapors may exist. The durable handset also meets military specifications (810 F tests) for resistance to blowing rain, dust, shock, vibration, high/low temperatures and pressure, solar radiation, humidity, and salt fog. It has a rubber overmold, a sealed bottom connector cover to protect from liquid or dust damage, and a fixed antenna for durability.

    "We are pleased to offer the Motorola i325 IS handset packed with the advanced features Nextel users have come to expect," said Leon Frazier, Nextel's vice president of public sector. "This handset speaks to Nextel's continued commitment to deliver products that get the job done for those working in the public sector. Features such as Direct Talk make this phone a must-have business tool for those working in hazardous industries."

    "The Motorola i325 IS handset was designed for those who need advanced technical features in a durable form factor that meets Factory Mutual (FM) approval standards for intrinsic safety," said Rey More', senior vice president and general manager, Motorola's iDEN(R) Subscriber Group. "In addition, its off-network capabilities serve as a back-up means of communication for users who require reliability in areas with limited network coverage, such as at a remote job site."

    For industrial users who need to stay in close contact with their teams, the Motorola i325 IS handset offers advanced tools to facilitate communications among groups. Its features include a color display; Java(TM) technology, which allows users to run and download applications; and GPS technology for location-based services.(2) Beyond public sector applications, the Motorola i325 IS handset appeals to those working in other industries, including utilities, manufacturing and recycling.

    About Nextel Communications

    Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country covering thousands of communities across the United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500(R) companies are Nextel customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 261 million people live or work.

    About Nextel Partners

    Nextel Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTP), based in Kirkland, Wash., has exclusive rights to offer the same fully integrated, digital wireless communications services offered by Nextel Communications (Nextel) in mid-sized and rural markets in 31 states where approximately 54 million people reside. Nextel Partners and Nextel together offer the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country serving 297 of the top 300 U.S. markets. To learn more about Nextel Partners, visit www.nextelpartners.com.

    About Motorola

    Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: www.motorola.com.

    1. Direct Talk is an all-digital off-network walkie-talkie service that works between compatible phones in up to a six-mile range under optimal conditions. Terrain, weather, foliage, and usage in or near vehicles and structures (such as buildings), among other things, may decrease performance and result in a significantly shorter range. The communication range quoted is calculated based on an unobstructed line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to: terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference, and obstructions.

    2. Network and subscription dependent feature. Not available in all areas.

    CONTACT: Nextel Communications Inc., Reston
    Media Contact:
    Michelle Leff, 703-592-7504
    [email protected]
    Investor Contact:
    Paul Blalock, 703-433-4300
    Motorola, Inc., Plantation
    Media Contact:
    Steven Hendricks, 847-632-6537
    [email protected]

    SOURCE: Nextel Communications Inc.

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    i325 IS

    • All-Weather Rugged and Intrinsically Safe Design
    • Direct Talk - The Off-Network Walkie-Talkie
    • Java Application Ready

    Price: $449.99

    Intrinsically Safe For Critical Communications


    Direct Connect

    • Direct Connect (R)--the walkie talkie service that instantly connects you to all other Nextel users-across town, across the country and now even across borders to Latin America and Canada.

    Intrinsically Safe

    • Approved by FM Approvals and Canadian Standards Association as Intrinsically Safe (IS) for use in Classes I, II, III, Division 1, Groups C, D, E, F, and G and suitable for Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D only when used with Motorola IS battery and accessories.


    • Certified to Military Standard 810 F for blowing rain, humidity, and salt fog. Designed to withstand exposure to rain, sleet, and snow. Rubber encasing, interior linings and seals protect the phone’s antenna, speakerphone, keys, battery door, and accessory connections against water intrusion.
    Rugged Construction
    • Certified to Military Standard 810 F for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, and solar radiation. Performs in extreme outdoor environments and stands up to dusty environments, drops, exposure to vibration from heavy machinery use, and hot/cold climates.
    Java Applications for the i325 IS
    • Get answers at your fingertips with preloaded applications such as Telenav 2.2 for audible driving direction (requires subscription), MyLocation and Calculator Suite or create custom programs by visiting nextel.developer.com. These preloads can also be used while using Direct Talk. Visit nextel.com/idenupdate for additional applications and details on content and download instructions.

    Talk Group Scan Ready

    • Ability to monitor communications on four talkgroups simultaneously
    Emergency Group Call Button (for Public Sector Accounts Only)
    • With the easy-to-find orange button you gain priority, preemptive access to network resources during times of heavy congestion. When you initiate an Emergency Group Connect Call, other calls are preempted to allow the emergency call to go through. All members of the talk group receive priority treatment for the duration of the call. This service offers an increase call hang time of 30 seconds.

    Direct Talk

    • Direct Talk(SM) is Nextel's all-digital off-network walkie-talkie service that works anywhere, anytime between compatible phones within a range of up to 6 miles. Direct Talk helps you get things done inside buildings, in remote locations, during emergency situations or other times when network coverage may not be available. Terrain, weather, foliage and man-made structures (such as buildings), among other things, may impact range availability. In-building usage may significantly reduce Direct Talk range. Direct Talk is not approved for use in all countries. Please check local laws before use.

    Fixed Antenna

    • Provides additional durability and better performance in fringe coverage areas.


    • Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone.

    GPS Enabled

    • Lets you view your approximate location and when making 911 calls helps emergency personnel to locate you if your phone had adequate access to GPS satellite signal and the emergency response center is equipped to process such signals. Supports non-Java location-enhanced services such as Mobile LocatorTM.

    Surveillance Mode Profile Setting

    • Change user settings to eliminate vibe, backlight, or sound, must be used with a headset or an earpiece accessory.

    Voice Record

    • Capture memos or phone conversations for future playback of phone numbers, tasks, or driving directions (caller must notify other party of any call recording).

    Voice Activated Dialing

    • Press a button and speak to dial numbers or access features
    Vibracall Alert
    • Discrete vibrating call notifications in quiet or noisy environments.
    600 Contact Entries
    • Store up to seven numbers for each contact (up to 600 entries)

    Downloadable Ring Tones

    • Use the “Downloads” menu to choose from hundreds of additional ring tones to personalize your phone, and assign unique ring tones to contacts for audible notification and caller identification during incoming calls. Phone-initiated purchases and downloads require a Nextel Online plan; visit www.nextel.com/downloads for additional instructions and information.

    Recent Calls List

    • Access the last twenty sent and received calls for quick call return or number storage


    • Current date and time information anywhere on Nextel’s Network
    Accessory Connector Cover
    • Protect the bottom accessory connector from dust and debris with the attached cover

    Walkie-Talkie Speaker / Privacy Mode

    • Use the private speaker button to switch from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments.

    One-Touch Direct Connect

    • Set your phone and instantly connect to the last Direct Connect call or an assigned Direct Connect contact by pressing the PTT button (also works for Group Connect).

    Keypad Lock

    • Prevent accidental calls by simply pressing menu and * key to lock and unlock keypad

    Multiple Languages

    • Change a setting to read phone menus and options in English, Spanish, and French.

    Included Accessories:

    • Black Rapid Travel Charger
    • i325 Rugged Carry Holster
    • i325 IS Battery Door
    • i325 IS Battery
    Technical Specifications
    • Dimensions: 5.1” (L) x ” 2.4(W) x 1.5” (D)
    • Weight: 7.3 ounces (with i325 IS Battery)
    • OEM High Capacity Battery
    ~ 255 minutes talktime
    ~ 117 hours standby
    ~ 13.5 hours

    Offer expires March 31, 2005, or while supplies last. Price requires a two-year service agreement. $200 early termination fee applies, after 15-day trial period (30 days in CA). Requires new activation and credit approval. $35 per phone setup fee, up to $70 max per account (some markets a max of $80/account per order). Other Terms: Nextel reserves the right to modify or terminate these offers at any time. Offers may not be available in all markets. Other conditions may apply. Read service agreement for details. Approved by FM Approvals and Canadian Standards Association as Intrinsically Safe (IS) for use in Classes I, II, III, Division 1, Groups C, D, E, F, and G and suitable for Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D only when used with Motorola IS battery and accessories.
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