SAN DIEGO -- August 14, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it has enhanced the 3G Today website atwww.3GToday.com. The site, developed and maintained by Qualcomm, is dedicated to highlighting commercial third-generation (3G) CDMA wireless services and products around the world.
The enhanced website includes a wireless device database, which allows users to sort the more than 145 3G CDMA wireless handsets and devices according to categories such as brand, country, technology, operator, device type and date of introduction. These devices include sleek new flip-phones, color phones, smart phones, wireless PDAs and high-speed wireless modems, from 30 manufacturers worldwide.
"3GToday.com offers an in-depth look at the 3G commercial market today," said Jeffrey K. Belk, senior vice president of marketing, Qualcomm. "The rapid pace of 3G device innovation and carrier commercial launches of new 3G services drove the creation of www.3GToday.com. Enhancements to the site allow visitors a quick and easy way to obtain up-to-date information on the latest services and new devices that are available from 17 operators worldwide. The site also includes information on the recent nationwide launch by Sprint, including the devices currently being offered by this carrier."
3G CDMA provides high-quality voice services and high-speed packet data access. There are currently 17 operators offering consumers commercial 3G products and services, such as high-speed wireless Internet, built-in MP3 and video players, downloadable games and graphics, polyphonic ringers, location-based safety and security services, and phones with color displays and camera attachments.
3G CDMA systems such as CDMA2000 1X/1xEV and WCDMA/UMTS carry more voice traffic and provide high-speed data links, enabling users to download applications and content over the air. E-mail, video clips, karaoke, photos, games, banking, news alerts and Internet access are all available through today's 3G CDMA services. In the United States, 3G CDMA data services are offered through leading wireless service providers Sprint and Verizon Wireless.
For more information on 3G CDMA services, devices and service providers, please visitwww.3GToday.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® 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 the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, 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 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.