Nextel Enhances Product Portfolio; Introduces the Motorola i710

Nextel Enhances Product Portfolio; Introduces the Motorola i710

A Combination of Value and Performance; the i710 is Designed for Simplicity While Still Delivering Powerful Features Like Direct Connect(R) and A-GPS Technology


SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Reston, VA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 8, 2004–Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL) today announced the availability of the Motorola i710; a compact clamshell-style phone that delivers powerful performance at a moderate cost. The i710 is designed for simplicity, while still delivering outstanding features wireless customers demand; including industry firsts like International Direct Connect(SM), allowing instant communication throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil and A-GPS technology that enables the only real time turn-by-turn visual and audible driving directions available from a domestic carrier.

The i710 features a vibrant 65,000-color screen, is equipped with Java(TM) technology and is designed for the budget conscious who value Nextel’s integrated wireless phones and advanced features.

Other key features of the i710 include:

— Speakerphone for convenient hands-free conversations

— Voice recorder – captures memos or incoming phone conversations for future playback(1)

— 600-entry contact manager – store up to eight numbers for a single name

— Voice-activated dialing – speak to dial numbers

— Wallpaper randomizer – rotate stored wallpapers downloaded from http://www.nextel.com/downloads, on a set time basis to refresh and personalize the main screen appearance

— Downloadable applications & games – pre-loaded programs such as Advanced Calculator, TeleNav 2.2 with compass, a 3D Baseball demo and Tetris puzzle game demo. 2 MB of additional memory enables you to download more at http://www.nextel.com/downloads.

— Airplane mode – turn off the network connection and use applications, games, voice recorder and date book while in flight (subject to FAA regulations)

— Profiles – Develop profiles and adjust settings for a variety of personal and business environments

— Three Pre-loaded wallpapers – with ability to download more right from the phone

— Audio caller ID – user-assignable ring tones allow users to instantly identify important calls without having to look at the phone(2)

The i710 weighs just over 5 ounces and measures 3.6 X 2 X 1.1 inches with the included standard Lithium Ion battery. This battery offers up to 165 minutes of talk time and 75 hours of standby.

The i710 is available through all Nextel distribution channels, including retail stores, at a price of $99.99 after a $25 Motorola mail-in rebate, with a two-year service agreement, new activation and credit approval. Taxes, fees, early termination fee and other charges apply.

Nextel’s unique Direct Connect(R) walkie-talkie service allows instant contact across thousands of miles. In less than one second, Nextel customers can communicate with more than 14 million Nextel, Nextel Partners, NII Holdings and Telus subscribers throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

(1) Recording of phone calls is subject to varying state and federal laws regarding privacy and recording of phone conversations. Always obey the laws and regulations on the use of this feature.

(2) Network and subscription dependent feature. Not available in all areas.

About Nextel

Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country covering thousands of communities across the United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500(R) companies are Nextel customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 296 of the top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 252 million people live or work.

About Nextel Partners

Nextel Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTP), based in Kirkland, Wash., has exclusive rights to offer the same fully integrated, digital wireless communications services from Nextel Communications (Nextel) in mid-sized and rural markets in 31 states where approximately 53 million people reside. Nextel Partners and Nextel together offer the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country serving 295 of the top 300 U.S. markets. To learn more about Nextel Partners, visit http://www.nextelpartners.com

(C)2004 Nextel Communications. NEXTEL, the NEXTEL logo, NEXTEL. DONE., the NEXTEL. DONE. logo, PUSH TO TALK, PTT, DIRECT CONNECT, and INTERNATIONAL DIRECT CONNECT are service marks, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks owned by Nextel Communications, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

–30–RB/ph*

CONTACT:

Nextel Communications Inc., Reston

Media Contact:

Rich Pesce

703-433-4927

or

Investor Contact:

Paul Blalock

703-433-4300

or

Nextel Partners Media Contact:

Susan Johnston

425-766-1585

Nextel Enhances Product Portfolio; Introduces the Motorola i710