Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced volume shipments of its new QCP-2700™ phone. The QCP-2700 phone is the industry's first dual-band, dual-mode 1900 MHz CDMA digital/800 MHz analog phone that allows users to roam from CDMA digital PCS to traditional analog service with the same phone. Qualcomm will be demonstrating the QCP-2700 phone along with its entire series of third-generation QCP phones and the new QCP flip addition this week at the Personal Communication Showcase (PCS) '97 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
"With the volume shipments of our QCP-2700 phone, Qualcomm is once again delivering on its promise to supply our customers with the greatest variety of CDMA digital phones," said David J. McDowell senior vice president of sales for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division.
"Qualcomm is proud to deliver to our PCS customers the first dual-band, dual-mode CDMA phones available today."
The QCP-2700 phone is Qualcomm's first dual-band, dual-mode phone offering expanded coverage for today's PCS subscribers. Weighing under 6.5 ounces with Qualcomm's new ultra-slim Lithium Ion (Li Ion) battery, the new phone will provide carriers an opportunity to capture customers seeking the inherent benefits of CDMA digital PCS performance and the ability to roam outside their PCS coverage areas. All Qualcomm QCP models come equipped with a dial shuttle, allowing users to quickly and easily operate the phone with a single touch. A new user interface provides simple, rapid access to a host of phone features. The QCP series of phones offers an ergonomically designed earpiece providing users optimal comfort and exceptional sound reception, even during extended conversations. The phones also include intelligent internal charging controls and five battery options: a slim NiMH; a standard NiCad; a slim Li Ion; an ultra-slim Li Ion; and an extended Li Ion battery that provides up to five hours of talk time.
Qualcomm's entire series of CDMA digital portable phones feature 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 QCP series complements Qualcomm's entire family of advanced CDMA digital phones, including the PCS Q™ phone 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's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
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 equipmenton 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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