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UTStarcom Personal Communications and Cricket(R) Launch Stylish, Entry-Level Handset - the UTStarcom CDM7026

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wireless subscribers who
are calling for a return to the basics now have an easy-to-use, affordable
handset that boasts style and practicality -- the UTStarcom CDM7026 mobile
handset available now to Cricket(R) customers. UTStarcom Personal
Communications is a division of UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global
leader in IP-based,
end-to-end networking solutions and services, and wireless devices.

UTStarcom Personal Communications and Cricket(R) Launch Stylish, Entry-Level Handset - the UTStarcom CDM7026
UTStarcom Personal Communications and Cricket(R) Launch Stylish, Entry-Level Handset - the UTStarcom CDM7026

This Attractive and Affordable Phone Lets Consumers Stay Connected and Organized With Ease


The CDM7026 is a compact, lightweight clamshell device featuring an
internal antenna, large main display and a host of fun features, such as Web
access for ringtones and graphics and downloadable games through Cricket Games
& Apps. Customers can stay tuned in on the go with the CDM7026, as it offers
users quick access to their contacts, calendar, and news, sports, email and
weather via the WEB browser.

'The UTStarcom CDM7026 offers great value for the price,' said
, director of device strategy and product management at Cricket. 'Our
customers will enjoy the high-end features such as Web browsing, storefront,
preloaded demo and downloadable games, large internal color display and easy-
to-use keypad, all for a very reasonable price.'

'UTStarcom Personal Communications combines functionality and
affordability in the CDM7026, offering consumers all the features they need to
stay connected and organized without the extra frills or expense,' said
, president of UTStarcom Personal Communications. 'The CDM7026 is
a stylish, yet practical, entry-level device that we believe will be very
popular among Cricket customers.'

Simple and functional, the dual-mode CDM7026 weighs a mere 3.1 ounces, and
measures 3.7' (h) x 1.9' (w) x 0.7' (d). The device offers 32MB Flash and 8MB
RAM memory. Equipped with the MSM6050 chipset, the phone is GPSOne
capable/e911 compliant.

CDM7026 sports a 1.8' 65K color main display screen and text messaging
capabilities. The device supports multiple ringtone audio formats including
QCELP, EVRC, MIDI and MP3 and image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG.

The handset offers bilingual capabilities (English/Spanish) and comes
equipped with other popular advanced features such as voice-activated dialing,
built-in speakerphone, polyphonic ringtones, a 500-entry phone book,
predictive text capability with a T9 dictionary, and one preloaded demo game,
Millionaire by Capcom.

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.

About Cricket(R)

Cricket is a simple, affordable wireless service offering consumers and
local businesses a flat-rate unlimited service over the latest technology,
high-quality, all-digital CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Designed
for customers whose basic and advanced wireless needs have not been met by
traditional communications companies, Cricket is the pioneer of unlimited
services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required. Cricket
offers customers access to a variety of the latest devises and feature-rich
mobile applications such as unlimited text, instant and picture messaging,
Mobile Web, popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on
Cricket, visit Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless
International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information
on Leap, visit

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 style of, and benefits and affordability to users
of, the CDM7026; the rapidly changing nature of the telecommunications market
and environment; and changes in government regulations of the handset

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.

    Joe Vasquez/Joan Cear
    G.S. Schwartz & Co., Inc.
    (212) 725-4500

SOURCE UTStarcom Personal Communications