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Verizon Wireless Launches the UTStarcom Blitz Smartphone

August 25, 2008 11:23 AM | Smartphone | UTStarcom | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless has launched the UTStarcom Blitz.  The smartphone is sesigned for the heaviest of texters.  The Blitz comes complete with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and easy access to a dedicated My Messaging key, making this the must-have phone at schools from coast to coast.

The Blitz is a text messaging powerhouse with a 2.2-inch screen; ideal for browsing the Web or checking e-mail. The phone is a music player ready for any party, on or off campus. It is equipped with an MP3 player that can access Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music with Rhapsody's library of more than 5 million songs that can be downloaded to a PC and side-loaded with the included USB cable, synchronized with a Bluetooth speaker or played right from the speakerphone. Most music downloaded onto the PC using V CAST Music with Rhapsody is free of digital rights management software, which means the music can be played on multiple devices.

The Verizon Wireless Blitz is available for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers can sign up for V CAST Music with Rhapsody for a $14.99 monthly subscription.

UTStarcom Blitz


UTStarcom Sells Handset Business for US$240

July 1, 2008 6:30 PM | UTStarcom |

UTStarcom, Inc., today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Personal Communications Division ("PCD") for approximately US$240 to a newly formed entity controlled by AIG Vantage Capital, a part of AIG Investments.

In addition to the cash consideration, UTStarcom could also receive up to US$50 million based on a three-year earn out provision.

The transaction, which is expected to be completed within two business days, has been unanimously approved by UTStarcom's board of directors and is subject to customary closing conditions including debt financing. Completion of the transaction is not subject to UTStarcom shareholder approval and the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act has expired.

The divestiture of PCD is consistent with UTStarcom's strategic focus announced in late 2007, which is aimed at maximizing UTStarcom's opportunities in its core IP-based product offerings in rapidly growing economies around the world.


Virgin Mobile Launches the UTStarcom Super Slice

September 8, 2007 1:38 PM | UTStarcom | Virgin Mobile | Comments (1)

Virgin Mobile USA and UTStarcom have introduced Virgin Mobile's first Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled handset called the "Super Slice".

The next generation of last year's highly popular Slice, this Super Slice is a trim, candy bar-style handset that boasts one of the country's slimmest profiles in the no annual contract wireless arena, at 0.4 inches thin.

The Super Slice is also Virgin Mobile's first Bluetooth® wireless technology- enabled handset, giving customers new levels of flexibility and convenience. Priced at an affordable introductory price of $59.99 and equipped with a VGA camera with 3x zoom and numerous other features, the Super Slice will be available in mid-September at Virgin Mobile's participating retail partners.

The Super Slice comes with pre-loaded games and is powered by a strong Lithium Ion battery with up to 270 minutes of continuous talk time (4.5 hours) and stand-by time of 230 hours. It measures just 0.4 inches deep with a height of 4.4" and width of 1.9" -- about the width of a standard business card. Super Slice is light on the pocket as well as the wallet, weighing a mere 2.5 ounces.

Virgin Mobile - Super Slice


Verizon Launches the G'zOne Type-S Tomorrow

May 31, 2007 9:56 PM | UTStarcom | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless today announced the Verizon Wireless G’zOne Type-S will be available nationwide tomorrow. The second phone from Verizon Wireless that is built to provide reliable performance for customers with outdoor lifestyles, the G’zOne Type-S is exclusively available through Verizon Wireless. The G’zOne Type-S not only meets multiple Military Standards specifications, but also offers customers a streamlined form factor and Bluetooth capabilities, making it the ultimate outdoor communications tool.

In addition to meeting rigorous testing standards, the G’zOne Type-S is able to access some of the key services that Verizon Wireless customers have grown to expect, including access to Verizon Wireless’ Get It Now virtual store and VZ NavigatorSM, a tool that includes mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and access to information on more than 14 million points of interest. Features of the G’zOne Type-S from Verizon Wireless include:


Verizon to Launch Shock & Water Resistant UTStarcom G'zOne Cell Phone

October 19, 2006 6:54 PM | UTStarcom | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless, and UTStarcom, Inc. exclusive North American distributor of G'zOne, today announced the online availability on October 20 of the Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-V, a phone built to withstand harsh environmental conditions and provides reliable performance for customers with outdoor lifestyles. The G'zOne Type-V is compliant to multiple Military Standards including exposure to temperatures in excess of 140 degrees F, extreme vibration, solar radiation, conditions set to simulate storm conditions of two inches of rainfall per hour with high winds and submersion in one meter of water.

In addition to meeting rigorous testing standards, the G'zOne Type-V is able to access some of the key services that Verizon Wireless customers have grown to expect including V CAST, which gives customers access to high-quality video clips from today's hottest content providers and 3D games right in the palms of their hands. 


Sprint Launches the UTStarcom CDM-120 Handset

May 3, 2006 7:57 AM | Sprint Nextel | UTStarcom |

Sprint Nextel has launched the UTStarcom CDM-120 which is an entry-level CDMA handset. The CDM-120 will also be launched by Verizon Wireless in the near future.

The phone packs convenient features like speakerphone and voice–activated dialing. Say the name of the person you want to call and the number is dialed automatically without using the keypad.

The screen has a crisp 0.7 x 0.8 CSTN color display with 65k colors make for easy reading and a rich, full-color experience and has voice dialing.

Some features include: 

  • Dual-Band/Tri-Mode
  • Up to 3.5 hours continuous digital talk time.
  • 3.5" x 1.9" x .08" (size comparison)
  • 3.2 oz in weight
  • 2.5mm Universal Jack