Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), pioneerand world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wirelesstechnology, today announced the Company's first venture into electroniccommerce with the establishment of The Qualcomm Store, an Internet-basedretail shop. Users can now order Qualcomm's consumer products directlyfrom the Internet and have them delivered anywhere. The store will includea variety of unique phone accessories available only from the web store forQualcomm's CDMA digital wireless handsets as well as Eudora(r) electronicmail software. Customers can register at the site to receive pricediscounts, sale notifications, and, if desired, special, promotional e-mailnotifications.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to offer a full range of accessoriesfor Qualcomm's CDMA digital QCP and Q phone series," said David J.McDowell, senior vice president of sales for Qualcomm Consumer Products."As our mobile handsets are distributed around the world, customers arerequesting accessories that enhance their operation and usefulness. We arecommitted to meeting that need."
Through The Qualcomm Store, shoppers can view the accessories available forQualcomm's full line of CDMA digital wireless phones including theaward-winning Q™ phone.
In addition to batteries, chargers, hands-free car kits and leather phonepouches, unique items, such as Aqua pacs (waterproof handset containers),phone gloves and a mix of name brand and Qualcomm-logo apparel will also beavailable to online shoppers in the GEAR on the GO™ section of thestore. GEAR on the GO offers an exclusive set of products selectedspecifically to enhance the customer's phone experience and communicationslifestyle.
The web store will offer a full complement of Eudora software tools,including Eudora Pro® email and Eudora Planner™ (for Windows), EudoraPro CommCenter™ 4.0 (for Windows) and Eudora Internet Mail Server™(for Macintosh). The Qualcomm Store can be found at http://www.qualcomm.com/store. Orders placed via the store can beprocessed and shipped the same day.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a leader in developing anddelivering innovative digital wireless communications products andservices based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. TheCompany's major business areas include CDMA phones; Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs); wirelessinfrastructure; technology licensing; and satellite-based systemsincluding OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm's fiscal1998 revenues exceeded U.S. $3 billion. For more information,please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks anduncertainties, including timely product development, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA orother equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related toperformance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the variousmarkets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from timeto time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-Kfor the year ended September 27, 1998 and most recent Form 10-Q.