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Reliance Communications and UTStarcom Launch Reliance Mobile Pocket PC

MUMBAI, India and ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end
networking solutions and services, and Reliance Communications Ltd. today
announced the launch of India's first CDMA Microsoft Windows Mobile(TM) 5.0
Pocket PC -- the Reliance Mobile Pocket PC PPC 6700.

Reliance Communications and UTStarcom Launch Reliance Mobile Pocket PC
Reliance Communications and UTStarcom Launch Reliance Mobile Pocket PC
India's First CDMA Windows Mobile(TM) 5.0 Pocket PC Phone With Download Speeds
                                Up to 144 Kbps

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The multi-functional service with data and video transmission capabilities
of up to 144 kbps and average download speeds ranging from 60-80 kbps on
Reliance Communications' high-speed network is targeted at the enterprise
segment and executives on the move.

'We are glad to partner with Reliance Communications Ltd. for the
distribution of our award-winning PPC 6700 in India. This is in keeping with
UTStarcom's ongoing endeavor to provide the technologically best and most
cost-efficient solutions to our customers across the nation,' said Vijay
Yadav, managing director of South Asia operations at UTStarcom. 'With the
power and flexibility of the new Windows Mobile 5.0 software platform and the
speed of the Reliance network, mobile information workers will now have the
freedom to stay connected whenever and wherever they want.'

'The Reliance Mobile Pocket PC is a step forward in our endeavor to
provide the best and most competitive services that harness technology for
enhancing effectiveness,' said Prakash Bajpai, president and chief executive
officer at Reliance Communications -- Enterprise Business. 'We are confident
that the enriched features, easy-to-use applications and high-speed download
capabilities of the device will add significant value to the upwardly mobile
customers on Reliance Communications' network and offer them the ability to
integrate their business applications seamlessly across the broadband
infrastructure to mobile use.'

This compact, feature-packed PDA phone running on Windows Mobile 5.O
sports a slide-out text keyboard, and three separate radios: CDMA EV-DO
ready, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Other key features include a 1.3 mega pixel
camera with video capture, miniSD card slot, touch screen, speakerphone, and
the full suite of Windows Mobile 5.0 software. The 'Reliance Mobile Pocket PC'
is available through Reliance Communication's business sales channels, with
servicing capabilities across eight cities in India.

'The Indian CDMA carriers are technologically advanced and have a lot of
options on these data devices,' said Mohit Kapoor, director of South Asia for
UTStarcom Personal Communications. 'As of today, UTStarcom has a stronghold in
North America and is gaining traction with key global carriers by offering
unique designs such as the PPC 6700.'


    *Sliding QWERTY Keyboard
    *1.3 Megapixel CMOS Camera with Flash and wide angle
    *Image (Graphic) Formats Supported:  JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG
    *Video Playback & Recording:  MPEG-4, H.263, WMV, ASF, Motion-JPEG AVI,
    *Audio Formats Supported:  MP3, WAV, WMA, MIDI, QCP
    *Bluetooth(R) 1.2 Capable
    *MS Outlook Email Capable
    *MS Office Word(R), Excel(R), PowerPoint(R) MobileTM
    *External Memory:  Mini-SD Card slot
    *TTY/TTD Capable
    *Web Browsing Capable -- supports broadband like Internet access speed
    *In built Wi-FiTM Capable -- can be used as a modem for dial-up networking
     on laptop
    *Capable of running heavy applications like Internet radio
    *Pocket Internet Explorer -- supports rich HTML, PC-like content rather
     than just WAP
    *Built-in Push mail client to support Push mail

    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
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, Latin America, Korea and

UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and international service and support. The company sells its broadband,
wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established
telecommunications markets around the world. Founded in 1991 and headquartered
in Alameda, California, the company has research and design operations in the
United States, Canada, China, Korea and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000

For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at .

About Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications, rated among Asia's Six Most Valuable Telecom
Companies, is India's foremost truly integrated telecommunications service
provider. The company's customer base of over 29 million, including 900,000
individual overseas retail customers, makes it among the Top 10 Asian Telecom
companies. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 600 Indian and
250 multinational corporations and over 200 global carriers.

The company has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated
(wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network
that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire
Infocomm value chain, covering over 6,000 towns and 300,000 villages. Reliance
Communications owns and operates the world's largest next-generation,
IP-enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 150,000 kilometers of
fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia
Pacific region. The company's subsidiary, FLAG Telecom, owns the world's
largest private undersea cable system, spanning 65,000 kilometers connecting
the top business centers in developed and emerging markets across six

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements by or about UTStarcom,
including the foregoing statements regarding the anticipated release date of
the PPC6700, the anticipated functionality of the PCC6700, the anticipated
consumer reception of the PPC6700, the anticipated ability of the PPC6700 to
bolster the Reliance network's service offerings, and the expectations
regarding the future CDMA market trends in India. These statements are
forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual results to differ materially. These risk factors include rapidly
changing technology, the changing nature of global telecommunications markets,
the termination of contracts and/or strategic relationships, the direction and
results of future research and development efforts, evolving product and
applications standards, reduction or delays in system deployments, product
transitions, potential non-realization of backlog, changes in demand for and
acceptance of UTStarcom's products, either in India or globally, general
adverse economic conditions, and trends and uncertainties such as changes in
government regulation and licensing requirements, either in India or globally.
UTStarcom also refers readers to the risk factors identified in its latest
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.