Original press release dated February 23, 1998:
MOTOROLA EXPANDS WEARABLE PHONE FAMILY WITH INTRODUCTION OF NEW STARTACTM 3000 PHONE
- February 23, 1998
-- Motorola's Cellular
Subscriber Sector announced a new addition to its family of wearable
phone models, the StarTAC 3000 cellular telephone. At just 3.8 ounces,
this latest version of Motorola's award-winning phone family maintains
the popular size and form factor of the phone's original design and is
expected to be among the most affordable of the StarTAC phone family
Bringing the exciting benefits of the StarTAC phone product line to an
even broader base of consumers, the StarTAC 3000 phone is an affordable,
easy-to-use wearable cellular phone. Key features include: a large,
easy-to-read, color, 10-digit display that shows the phone number being
dialed; dedicated signal strength and battery meters for status at a
glance; large keypad with soft touch buttons for enhanced ease-of-use;
and full Caller Line ID support for both AMPS and NAMPS implementation.
"The StarTAC phone has proven to be among the most popular cellular
phones Motorola has ever manufactured," said Janiece Webb, Corporate
Vice President and General Manager of Motorola's U.S. Markets Division,
Pan American Cellular Subscriber Group. "And just as planned, we've
continued to introduce variations of this product with diverse feature
sets. The StarTAC 3000 phone is geared toward consumers who desire an
affordable, compact and wearable phone."
The StarTAC 3000 phone is easy to use and enables even more users to own
the unique StarTAC phone form factor. Additionally, a wide variety of
optional accessories are available for use with the StarTAC 3000 phone
including: Lithium Ion batteries, Cigarette Lighter Adapter, Booster
Kit, Desktop Charger and Headset Jack.
Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of wireless
communications, semiconductors, and advanced electronic systems,
components, and services. Major equipment businesses include cellular
telephone, two-way radio, paging and data communications, personal
communications, automotive, defense and space electronics and computers.
Motorola semiconductors power communication devices, computers and
millions of other products. Motorola's 1997 sales were $29.8 billion.