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Motorola Redefines the Mobile Enterprise with New 3G WAN Rugged Enterprise Digital Assistant


MC75 EDA delivers global wireless connectivity over 3.5G HSDPA and 3G EVDO Rev A for next-generation applications to maximize workforce productivity

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – June, 2008 The Enterprise Mobility business from Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the MC75, the latest addition to its portfolio of Enterprise Digital Assistants (EDA), developed for mobile enterprises that require connectivity around the world. The MC75 EDA will help organizations increase worker productivity and efficiency, reduce operational costs and errors, and enhance customer service by delivering simultaneous voice, data, GPS navigation, and camera-based document capture.

“At U-Haul, we aim to deliver the convenience that our customers demand, at the low cost that they expect,” said Sam Shoen, chief of staff, U-Haul International, Inc. “With the MC75, Motorola has brought a product to market that will continue to transform the way our organization serves the public and will positively affect almost every retail and logistical aspect of our operations. A technology investment at this level could not have been considered without Motorola’s reputation standing behind it.”

The MC75 combines high-speed access to voice and data with support for 3G networks based on the HSDPA and CDMA-EVDO (Rev A) standards for wireless communication. Equipped with 802.11a/b/g, a crisp color VGA display and a 2 megapixel digital auto-focus color camera, the new rugged EDA delivers the industry’s first mobile computer compatible with multiple 3G WAN network standards that captures high quality pictures, documents and signatures, as well as 1D and 2D bar codes. This unprecedented combination of real-time local and wide-area wireless communications coupled with advanced data capture capabilities enables businesses to improve workforce automation, reduce data errors, and enable productivity wherever work needs to get done.

“Building off the success of the MC70 EDA, Motorola’s best-selling rugged mobile computer for field mobility solutions, the new MC75 EDA is a testament to our continued ability to anticipate the ever-changing needs of today’s fast-growing global mobile workforce with features like GPS and 3G operability,” said Bob Chen, vice president and general manager of Mobile Computing, Motorola Enterprise Mobility business.” The MC75 provides ultimate performance in a size-optimized rugged form factor and illustrates Motorola’s commitment to deliver the latest integrated technology to drive compelling solutions that enable enterprise customers to gain a competitive edge.”

The MC75 will enable global organizations with mobile workforces to standardize operations on a single mobile device, which will reduce support requirements, cost and complexity associated with multiple devices on numerous networks. Uniquely designed and offering a product lifecycle that extends well beyond that of a traditional consumer smartphone or PDA, the MC75 offers wireless connectivity, functionality, and manageability through Motorola’s Mobility Services Platform on a single handheld device. This reduction in capital and operational costs, combined with increased workforce productivity, will deliver maximum value to any organization’s investment.

“Now that the standardization and widespread availability of 3G are nearing completion, enabling mobile workers to access or transmit critical information from field environments faster than ever before, organizations are leveraging mobile and wireless solutions as a key strategic investment and source of competitive differentiation,” said VDC analyst David Krebs. “Products like Motorola’s MC75 with its embedded 3G technologies represent one of the critical solutions needed to deliver rich mobile enterprise applications and functionality to field employees in a rugged form factor.”

The MC75 is based on Intel’s XScale PXA270 624 MHz processor and Microsoft® Windows® Mobile 6.0 operating system to provide increased interoperability with existing enterprise infrastructure, enhanced security features, a flexible development platform and improved mobile messaging.

To help customers maintain peak performance, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services offers Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage for the MC75. From the first day of the hardware purchase, customers can be assured that no matter what is damaged — from broken displays and keypads to any internal and external components — the repair is covered. This enhanced level of coverage significantly reduces unforeseen repair expenses, while providing investment protection and service peace of mind.

The MC75 is expected to be available globally in the third quarter of 2008 through Motorola sales, as well as Motorola PartnerSelect members.


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