Press Release

Qualcomm Ships Its New CDMA Digital PCS Q™ Phones

Sep 10, 1997DALLAS

Qualcomm products mentioned within this press release are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced volume shipments of its 1900 MHz Q™ phone. The Personal Communications Service (PCS) Q phone is Qualcomm's sleek, palm-sized folding Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) phone. Qualcomm will be demonstrating the Q phone this week at Personal Communication Showcase (PCS) '97 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

"Once again, Qualcomm demonstrates its leadership in the wireless market with volume shipments of its new PCS Q phone" said Gina M. Lombardi, vice president of product development for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. "There has been an overwhelming, positive consumer response to the Q phone since its introduction. Now consumers will experience all of the benefits this revolutionary new phone has to offer."

Qualcomm's CDMA digital PCS Q phone is the sleek new light-weight palm-sized folding phone that features a wide variety of options to provide users the utmost in flexibility. The ergonomically designed Q phone offers users short messaging service and voice mail alert. For greater flexibility in call answering, the Q phone offers users a choice to best suit their tastes. Users can select automatic call answer which enables users to answer a call by simply opening the phone, or for those who prefer caller ID, users may choose to have the phone display the call upon opening and answer the call with a single touch. In addition, the Q phone offers a silent vibration call notification mode. The Q phone will also be upgradeable to accommodate future wireless data and Internet information access options.

Qualcomm's entire series of CDMA digital portable phones features one of the largest liquid crystal displays (LCD) available, including a four-line by 12 character display area plus a line of icons indicating signal strength, battery status, transmission mode, roaming status and other functions. The large display is ideal for enhanced calling features that the phones support such as incoming caller ID, short messaging service and voice mail alert.

The PCS Q phone complements Qualcomm's entire family of advanced CDMA digital phones, including the QCP series of cellular and PCS portable phones and the QCT series of cellular and PCS fixed wireless phones. The hallmarks of every Qualcomm CDMA digital phone include crystal clear voice quality, enhanced privacy and fewer dropped calls.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. Qualcomm's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Qualcomm products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit Qualcomm'sweb site at

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development, Qualcomm's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, change in economic conditions of the various markets Qualcomm serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in Qualcomm's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.

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