Motorola and Red Pocket Mobile Introduce First Chinese-Language Mobile Phones Certified For Use on a U.S. Network
New releases of blockbuster handsets pack instant appeal for Chinese-speaking Americans
NEW YORK – September 27, 2006 – Motorola, Inc. and Red Pocket Mobile today announced the release of the first handsets sold by a U.S. wireless service provider with Chinese-language menus. The world’s most popular mobile phone, the MOTORAZR™ V3, and the curvaceous, entry-level Motorola C139 both now offer users Chinese language options when purchased through new wireless operator Red Pocket Mobile. Both handsets are certified for use on the nation’s largest digital wireless network, an industry first.
“At Motorola, we strive to help enable truly borderless communication,” said Kiva Allgood, senior director of North America Sales, Mobile Devices Business, Motorola, Inc. “Teaming up with Red Pocket Mobile on these unique handsets for the Chinese-speaking audience in the United States allows Motorola to connect to a vital and vibrant community that no other handset manufacturer currently recognizes.”
Red Pocket Mobile is the first wireless provider in the U.S. to focus exclusively on customers who live in the U.S. but maintain strong ties to Asia. In addition to providing Chinese-language Motorola handsets, Red Pocket Mobile’s customer service representatives speak Mandarin and Cantonese dialects of Chinese along with English. Red Pocket also offers an eyebrow-raising calling plan: a phone call to China, Singapore or Taiwan costs exactly the same as a call within the U.S.
“More and more Americans rely on their mobile devices to connect to friends, family and business colleagues overseas,” said Joshua Gordon, Chief Operating Officer at Red Pocket Mobile. “As the first wireless provider to focus exclusively on the Asian American community, we’re proud to work with Motorola to make Asia a local call away"
Red Pocket Mobile’s distinctive Cosmic Blue MOTORAZR V3 features simplified and traditional Chinese handset menus. Red Pocket Mobile’s Motorola C139 offers menu options in simplified written Chinese. The Red Pocket Mobile versions of the Motorola phones allow users to operate the phone in a language they are comfortable with while taking advantage of important services such as text messagingą. Modern written Chinese has two forms: traditional and simplified. Simplified written Chinese prevails in mainland China, while traditional Chinese characters are more common in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and elsewhere. Both Motorola handsets offered by Red Pocket Mobile also have optional English language menus.
More information about Red Pocket Mobile is available at www.redpocketmobile.com.
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About Red Pocket
Red Pocket Mobile is a wireless operator serving consumers and corporate customers with strong ties to the Asia/Pacifc. Red Pocket Mobile’s prepaid calling plan makes Asia a local call away. Using the largest digital network in the United States, Red Pocket Mobile provides customer service in Mandarin and Cantonese dialects of Chinese along with English, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Red Pocket Mobile – Brings Us Together. For more information, please visit http://www.redpocketmobile.com/ or call (888) 993-3888.
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