Motorola Instant Messaging Client Successfully Passes First Wireless Village Interoperability Testing Event

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois -- July 16, 2002 -- Motorola, a leading provider of wireless communication solutions, today announced successful interoperability testing of its instant messaging client enabled by Java technology and based on the latest Wireless Village specifications. The updated 1.1 specifications include presence, instant messaging, group management, and shared content features.

Motorola Messenger™ was tested with other Wireless Village-based clients and servers and deemed compliant according to the specified testing criteria. It demonstrated interoperability with a number of different servers, and all other clients, supporting both presence and instant messaging. The Motorola Messenger client and complete software developers kit are scheduled to be available to network operators and handset vendors in September.

This Java technology solution leverages http and XML, providing a complete, yet highly customizable solution that enables faster market entry than is traditionally allowed by embedded solutions. The Motorola Messenger client can be added to a phone on a per carrier request, or as a downloadable software upgrade by the consumer. Motorola is currently shipping multiple products enabled by Java technology, to which the client is easily added. Those include the Motorola V60i, V66i, T280i, A388, T720, and iDEN models i95cl, i90c, i50sx, i55sr, i80s, and i85s. These products come with leading-edge style, and they allow personalized self-expression with their messaging functionality. This combination of Motorola’s leading J2ME™ clients and phones create a winning, and profitable, solution for network operators and consumers.

Additionally, the embedded input and messaging software solutions developed by Motorola’s Lexicus division complement Motorola’s IM client. The software development kit offered by the Lexicus division is a turnkey solution that allows handset manufacturers to immediately launch innovative wireless applications including intelligent keypad text entry technology (iTAP™), EMS release 5.0 compliant Mobile Vector Graphics (MVG), and Instant Messaging and Presence Services (IMPS) based on Wireless Village open specifications.

“Sending messages to friends and family, no matter what products they use or where they are in the world, should be as easy as possible, and we continue to prove that we can meet that requirement,” said Mike Bordelon, corporate vice president and general manager in Motorola’s Personal Communications Sector. “Motorola is pleased to demonstrate our continuing commitment to the development of interoperable messaging solutions, and we are proud of our portfolio because of the flexibility and fun it offers with J2ME™ technology.”

Motorola is one of the original founders of the Wireless Village, the industry initiative formed to define and promote a set of universal specifications for mobile instant messaging and presence services.

As announced in June 2002, the Wireless Village initiative has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to consolidate its activities into the recently formed Open Mobile Alliance. Motorola is Chair of the Open Mobile Alliance and will contribute its IMPS work as part of the consolidation process under the OMA framework.

About Motorola
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

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