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UTStarcom Introduces the F3000 - the Next Generation of Portable WiFi Handset

ALAMEDA, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
and services, today announced the global launch of its newest portable WiFi
handset -- the F3000. The handset was launched regionally in Europe last week
in conjunction with Mobiboo, the United Kingdom's first commercial VoIP WiFi
network operator.

UTStarcom Introduces the F3000 - the Next Generation of Portable WiFi Handset
UTStarcom Introduces the F3000 - the Next Generation of Portable WiFi Handset


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'The F3000 builds on the success of our award-winning F1000 handset, our
first-generation WiFi phone launched last year and the low-cost market leader
in WiFi handsets worldwide,' said
Hong Lu, president and chief executive
officer of UTStarcom, Inc. 'Much like the F1000, UTStarcom's F3000 is designed
to enable consumers the ability to reap the benefits of VoIP service without
being tethered to a fixed-line and at a consumer friendly price point.'

With a sleek, clamshell design available in both black and gold,
UTStarcom's F3000 WiFi handset bridges the gap between traditional WiFi phones
and today's state-of-the-art cellular devices, offering consumers an alluring
combination of form and functionality. Measuring 85 x 43 x 22mm and weighing
approximately 90g, the F3000 features a full-color, 1.8' LCD screen,
polyphonic ringtones, text messaging capability and talk-time of up to three
hours and stand-by time of approximately 75 hours.

The phone supports a range of voice protocols, including SIP, SDP,
RTP/RTCP and RFC 2833/inband DTMF, and utilizes ITU codecs G.711 and G.729. It
operates at WiFi 802.11b/g 2.4GHz and supports WiFi security WEP64/128 and
WPA. The F3000 also supports a variety of user interface languages, including
English, French, Chinese and Spanish, and standard PSTN features, such as call
waiting and three-way calling, are also available. It is easily configured,
supporting auto-provisioning and remote software upgrades.

Additionally, UTStarcom's F3000 features an Auto-Search capability,
enabling users to locate WiFi networks within range and store these profiles
for later use. Moreover, the handset can be programmed with three separate SIP
accounts, providing both service provider and access point flexibility for the
end user.

Worldwide Availability

The handset is currently being deployed by customers worldwide and can be
purchased directly from UTStarcom or through one of the company's regional
distributors. For more information about UTStarcom's F3000, please visit .

About UTStarcom, Inc.

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. UTStarcom enables its customers
to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing
infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end
IP networks. 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 company.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements, including the foregoing
statements regarding the anticipated VoIP market outlook, the expectations
regarding the benefits of affordable mobile VoIP service to the users of the
F3000, the anticipated ability of the F3000 to bridge the gap between VoIP and
cellular mobile devices, the anticipated functionality and features of the
F3000, and the anticipated ability of the F3000 to provide increased access
point flexibility for its users. 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
significant 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 the Company's products, general adverse economic conditions, and
trends and uncertainties such as changes in government regulation and
licensing requirements. The Company 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.

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