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UTStarcom Introduces the Full-Featured CDM-180 Handset Through Verizon Wireless

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 'It's Not Fat...It's
Full-Featured' boast the advertisements for the latest wireless handset from
UTStarcom Personal Communications, the CDM-180, being introduced by Verizon
Wireless. This unique cellphone features a wider but shorter size and shape
that make way for an unusual landscape-oriented screen that's easy to read.
The wide format of the phone fits easily in the hand and makes it convenient
to dial - especially with the one-handed thumb motion that wireless users have
come to master.

UTStarcom Introduces the Full-Featured CDM-180 Handset Through Verizon Wireless
UTStarcom Introduces the Full-Featured CDM-180 Handset Through Verizon Wireless

Distinctive Landscape Display and Wide-Yet-Compact Form Factor Yield a Practical and Easy-to-Use Mobile Handset

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The CDM-180 from UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of
UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI), is available through Verizon Wireless' online
store at The handset retails for $69.99 with a two-
year service agreement.

'From TVs to computer screens, consumers are accustomed to a landscape
view, and we think they'll quickly take to this new handset,' said
, president of UTStarcom Personal Communications Division. 'While
as compact as traditional clamshell phones, the wider form factor feels great
in your hand, is easy to dial, and the horizontal screen is superb for text
display and mobile gaming.'

The CDM-180 is an all-digital CDMA, mobile web enabled handset that is
compatible with Verizon Wireless' 'GET IT NOW' services. The handset features
dual LCD displays: a 262K 1.8' TFT main display and a 65K 1' external display.
The phone has a built-in CMOS 330k pixel digital camera, 32 polyphonic ringers
and built-in speakerphone. Additional features include two-way text and
picture messaging capabilities, LED incoming call indicator and retractable
antenna. The phone is TTY/TDD compatible.

All these popular features are packed into a compact clamshell measuring
3.0' (H) x 2.1' (W) x 0.95' (D), and weighs 3.4 oz.

About UTStarcom Personal Communications

UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world
communicates through innovative wireless technology applications that deliver
practical, reliable and flexible communications solutions to improve
professional productivity and enhance personal lifestyles.

UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.)
provides wireless communications devices including handsets, PocketPCs and
PCMCIA 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., 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 and Latin America.

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, China, Korea and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000 company.

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

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless
network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in
Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
(NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements, including the foregoing
statements regarding the anticipated ability of the CDM-180 to attract
consumers. 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, both in China and globally, the termination
of significant contracts, 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, both in China and
globally. 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, and filed with the Securities and Exchange

SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.