Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the first hands-free headset for its Q™ phone and QCP series of phones. The new headset offers users greater comfort and safety and supports hands-free use. A special Hearing Aid Telephone Interconnect System (HATIS) certified version of the headset will become available. This is the industry's first HATIS certified headset for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital phones.
"The new headset features a soft, protected ear piece and clip-on microphone that are easy to use and they deliver the same exceptional clarity of every Qualcomm CDMA digital wireless phone," said Gina M. Lombardi, vice president of product development for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. "Qualcomm is proud to be HATIS certified for our entire line of CDMA digital portable and fixed wireless phones."
The special HATIS headset version is designed to provide the hearing impaired, using a T-coil hearing aid, with access to the CDMA digital wireless network. The device will be available via service carriers nationwide. The headset is available for Qualcomm's 800 MHz and 1900 MHz Q phones, as well as the QCP-2700, QCP-2700F, QCP-1920 and QCP-1920F 1900 MHz phones and the QCP-820 and QCP-820F 800 MHz portable phones.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company'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 Company 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 the Company'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, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 1997 and most recent Form 10-Q.
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