Press Release

Qualcomm Unveils 3G CDMA Concept Phone

GENEVA -- October 11, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today unveiled the Qualcomm QCP™ Third Generation (3G) phone, a handset prototype that incorporates features such as videoconferencing and Web browsing that may be found in future products. A sleek, elegant and easily portable package, this QCP concept phone represents future phones that will be High Data Rate (HDR) and 3G capable units. These phones will incorporate features such as a color LCD display, touch panel control, as well as a pop-out easel back for desktop conference calls and video display, and a retractable keypad cover to protect the screen. The phone also includes voice command of all major functions. The QCP 3G handset features an extremely lightweight (approximately 74 grams) magnesium case with leather trim that measures 11.43 cm. x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm.

"Qualcomm's QCP 3G phones include features for videoconferencing as well as a unique Web browser screen and high-speed data capabilities," said Gina M. Lombardi, vice president of product development, Qualcomm Consumer Products. "The QCP 3G phone represents a detailed vision of what consumers can expect from their next portable wireless communications tools."

Qualcomm Incorporated ( is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's major business areas include CDMA phones; integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 1999 FORTUNE 500® company traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol QCOM.

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 26, 1999, and most recent Form 10-Q.


Qualcomm and OmniTRACS are registered trademarks, OmniTRACS is a service mark and QCP is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated.