Nextel(R) Launches Its Smallest, Most Advanced Walkie-talkie Phone

Nextel(R) Launches Its Smallest, Most Advanced Walkie-talkie Phone

Motorola i730 is Nextel’s Most Colorful, Feature-rich Phone and Enhances Nextel’s Instant Nationwide Direct Connect (SM) Service


RESTON, Va.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 6, 2003–Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTL) today announced the availability of the Motorola i730, the most advanced phone offered by Nextel. The Motorola i730 handset enhances Nextel’s instant Nationwide Direct Connect walkie-talkie service.

The sleek, flip-style Motorola i730 is the smallest phone in Nextel’s portfolio. It includes a display with a range of up to 65,000 colors and GPS technology for location-based applications and services.

The Motorola i730 handset offers the one-touch Direct Connect(TM) walkie-talkie feature, allowing users to simply press the Push To Talk(TM) walkie-talkie button to instantly contact the last number that was engaged in a Direct Connect walkie-talkie conversation, much like a redial button. Users can also program a specific Direct Connect number that instantly connects whenever the PTT(TM) walkie-talkie button is pressed from the main screen.

The Motorola i730 handset also includes:

— Java MIDP 2.0 – one of the first phones with this advanced technology, which enables the phone to automatically launch an application when turned on, to run multiple applications at once, enhanced security and more

— Speakerphone – for convenient hands-free conversations

— Voice recorder – captures memos or incoming phone conversations for future playback*

— 600-contact phone book – store up to eight numbers for a single name

— Voice-activated dialing – speak to dial numbers

— GPS technology-enabled – for location-based applications and services

— Multi-color call illuminator – a circle of lights on the outside of the phone can flash a variety of colors in time with the ring tone

— Airplane mode – turn off the network connection and use programs, games, voice recorder and datebook while in flight

— Profiles – personalize settings for up to twelve environments; for example, when the self-titled “meeting” mode is selected, the phone could be set to only vibrate

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

— External screen – shows the time, date and caller ID** without the need to open the flip phone

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

The Motorola i730 mobile phone includes sample games and applications, a full-version Calculator2Go and several wallpapers and ring tones. Users can download additional applications and content at**

The Motorola i730 handset weighs 5.1 ounces and measures 3.6 x 1.1 x 2 inches. It is available through all Nextel distribution channels, including retail stores, at a price of $299.99 with a two-year service agreement, new activation and credit approval. Taxes, fees, early termination fee and other charges apply.

Nextel’s Nationwide Direct Connect walkie-talkie service allows instant contact across thousands of miles. In less than one second, Nextel subscribers can communicate with up to 13 million other subscribers of Nextel, Nextel Partners and Nextel Mexico throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and northern Baja California, Mexico.

* 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.

** Network and subscription dependent feature. Not available in all areas.

About Nextel

Nextel Communications, a Fortune 300 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. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc., currently serve 293 of the top 300 U.S. markets. Through recent market launches, Nextel and Nextel Partners service is available today in areas of the U.S. where approximately 248 million people live or work.

About Nextel Partners

Nextel Partners, Inc., (NASDAQ: NXTP), based in Kirkland, Wash., has the exclusive right to provide digital wireless communications services using the Nextel brand name in 31 states where approximately 53 million people reside. Nextel Partners offers its customers the same fully integrated, digital wireless communications services available from Nextel including digital cellular, text and numeric messaging, wireless Internet access and Direct Connect SM digital walkie-talkie, all in a single wireless phone. Nextel Partners customers can seamlessly access these services anywhere on Nextel’s or Nextel Partners’ all-digital wireless network, which currently covers 293 of the top 300 U.S. markets. To learn more about Nextel Partners, visit

©2003 Nextel Communications. NEXTEL, the NEXTEL logo, NEXTEL ONLINE, NEXTEL. DONE., the NEXTEL. DONE. logo, PUSH TO TALK, PTT, DIRECT CONNECT, and NATIONWIDE 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.



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Nextel(R) Launches Its Smallest, Most Advanced Walkie-talkie Phone