Motorola Q Phone - Motorola and Verizon Wireless Announce the Highly Anticipated MOTO Q(TM)
Motorola Q Phone - Motorola and Verizon Wireless Announce the Highly Anticipated MOTO Q(TM)
The World's Thinnest QWERTY Device Delivers Email, Entertainment and Seamless Mobility in One Ultra-Thin Package
Motorola and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today announced that the highly anticipated Moto Q(TM) will be available starting on May 31. The Moto Q is exclusively available through Verizon Wireless and customers can purchase it online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 31 or at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store on June 5.
Perfect for customers who multi-task and want flexibility in today's fast-paced business environment, the Moto Q's style and phone-first mantra is built upon the design revolution created by the Motorola RAZR(TM) - the best- selling clamshell handset in the world. The Moto Q - which runs Microsoft Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 software - delivers an uncompromising mobile experience in an all-in-one handheld device that combines the reliability of a great phone, personal productivity capabilities, powerful enterprise connectivity and entertainment in a thin and stylish form factor. The Moto Q also utilizes Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess network - the nation's most award-winning wireless broadband network - to send and receive data.
"The Moto Q is a real must-have device that enables true seamless mobility by liberating all of us from the constraints of our offices and living rooms," said Ed Zander, chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc. "On Verizon Wireless' broadband EV-DO network, the Moto Q brings together all of the converged solutions you need to work, stay in touch or have fun. With the best voice, data and design technology in one ultra-thin, intelligent, hard- working device, the Moto Q allows you to be productive and entertained wherever you go."
The Moto Q will redefine what customers expect from a QWERTY handheld. With Windows Mobile(R) software, the Moto Q puts a "mini notebook" in Verizon Wireless customers' pockets by providing enough power to let them leave their laptop at home to check email(x), review presentations, documents, and stay connected for a week or a weekend. Couple that with its "cool enough for Friday night" design, multiple entertainment options and simple, intuitive features, and the Moto Q will help Verizon Wireless customers stay productive, creative and in-touch while on the go and however they choose.
Denny Strigl, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, said, "Enterprise technology, consumer electronics and mobile are converging to create major productivity advantages for the work world. But those advantages have only been available to a select few - until now. The Moto Q offers power, style and ease-of-use in a cool ultra-thin format, giving Verizon Wireless customers an uncompromising experience in one device."
The Moto Q also makes good business sense for companies - big and small - providing a converged mobility solution to help organizations improve their business, increase productivity and efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction.
Features of the Moto Q from Verizon Wireless include:
- Integrated Bluetooth(R) 1.2 wireless technology(xx) for communicating
with compatible headsets, car kits and certain other devices equipped
with Bluetooth technology
- EV-DO access for fast downloads of data, email and large attachments
- Wireless Sync for anytime connectivity with e-mail, calendar and
- Thinnest QWERTY device in the world - 11.5mm includes a familiar
thumbwheel to enhance the navigation experience
- Seamless access to corporate applications, messaging, organizational
tools and IT support, from across the campus and around the world
- Synchronization with e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks entries,
regardless of platform or ISP
- Integrated with Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 software for the convenience of
users and IT with access to Yahoo!, Hotmail and other POP3
- All standard desktop document views supported including: Microsoft
Word(R), Excel(R), PowerPoint(R), Adobe Acrobat(R), etc.
- Supports audio and video formats " Dual, stereo-quality speakers
- Easy integration with existing IT systems for enhanced IT support
- Enabled for leading corporate e-mail solutions
- Flexibility enables loading of standard corporate VPN
- Password authentication helps ensure network integrity
The Moto Q is amazing," said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp. "It blends stylish design and fast network speeds with Microsoft's powerful Windows Mobile software, empowering people to be mobile without concessions."
The Moto Q - coupled with the nation's most reliable wireless network from Verizon Wireless - delivers what Verizon Wireless customers want most: an exceptional device for making voice calls. Plus, the Moto Q provides the advanced phone capabilities expected in an industry-leading phone, such as voice-activated dialing, smart contacts dialing, speakerphone, Bluetooth(xx) capabilities for certain profiles and more.
Entertainment in Your Pocket
The Moto Q offers a portfolio of entertainment capabilities ranging from stereo music and video playback to Web browsing and instant messaging. This unique device allows customers to be entertained when they want. With an amazing color screen, wireless broadband capabilities and a full media experience with Windows Media Player Mobile, the Moto Q's entertainment possibilities are unlimited.
Optimized for a variety of corporate and personal email technologies, the Moto Q's form factor and QWERTY keyboard let Verizon Wireless customers easily create and manage corporate and personal email. The addition of Wireless Sync from Verizon Wireless helps make life on-the-go easier and more productive. With always-on email, customers can stay connected and get the job done while away from the office - without a delay and in a secure environment.
With Windows Mobile software, the Moto Q also offers corporate mobile messaging support out of the box with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. For additional wireless access to Exchange and other servers, Good Technologies(TM) is offering an optimized version of its Good Link email solution for the Moto Q. The Moto Q also offers easy access to personal email based on POP3, web mail and Hotmail(TM).
The Moto Q is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless. Customers may purchase the Moto Q for $199.99 after a $100 instant credit when purchased with a qualified Verizon Wireless voice and data plan and two-year customer agreement.
Customers can choose from three calling plans that include voice calling and unlimited data access with Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service:
- $79.99 monthly access - includes 450 anytime minutes with unlimited
data usage(x), unlimited IN calling and unlimited nights and weekends
($0.45 per minute after allowance).
- $109.99 monthly access - includes 1,350 anytime minutes with
unlimited data usage(x), unlimited IN calling and unlimited nights
and weekends ($0.35 per minute after allowance).
- $169.99 a month - includes 4,000 anytime minutes with unlimited data
usage(x), unlimited IN calling and unlimited nights and weekends
($0.25 per minute after allowance).
(x)Unlimited data usage for Internet browsing, email and intranet access within the National Enhanced Services Rate & Coverage Area
For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/q.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ - News) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD - News News). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com.
Source: Motorola Canada Limited
Marketing - Gadgets to Go
Gadgets to Go
Emily Lambert 06.05.06 Gadgets 2 Go
Zachary Kaplan and Keith Schacht collect obscure inventions, from scented plastic to self-heating cans, for companies desperate to innovate.
Keith Schacht flicks a cigarette lighter and holds the flame to a business card. He smiles when white letters and circles appear on the paper. The card's coating is embedded with thousands of microscopic hollow plastic balls that expand when heated. These "microspheres" were made by a division of Akzo Nobel (nasdaq: AKZOY - news - people ) in the Netherlands. The business card idea makes Schacht wonder whether the tiny balls might be added to a birthday card to reveal a surprise message when the card is held over birthday-cake candles.
"It's a conversation starter," he says, beaming.
And that means the card, pocketed at a trade show in Paris, gets added to a pile of intriguing but unsung gizmos that form the basis of Schacht's business. Schacht and his college pal, Zachary Kaplan, run Inventables, a firm that seeks out obscure, newfangled textiles, technology and thingamajigs for companies that otherwise might overlook them.
Schacht, 26, and Kaplan, 27, are new-gadget scouts who track down and try out hundreds of promising novelties in a year. Each quarter they pick up to 80 items to pass along to 100 consumer product companies, and each client gets the same collection of 20 gewgaws, delivered in a box. They include product descriptions and suggest other uses for each widget. For this Inventables charged $4,000 when they created the company in 2002. They gradually increased the price to $25,000. Recently, they jacked up the subscription price to $200,000 a year for the quarterly mailings and a consulting program. Some companies pay more for other services, for example, expanding the program for multiple offices. The company's revenue is at $2 million a year, FORBES estimates. Their clients include BMW, Boston Scientific (nyse: BSX - news - people ), Kohler, Motorola (nyse: MOT - news - people ), Nike (nyse: NKE - news - people ) and Procter & Gamble.
Applied Digital Comments on Recent Stock Activity
Applied Digital Comments on Recent Stock Activity
Friday May 12, 12:19 pm ET
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.- May 12, 2006--Applied Digital (NASDAQ: ADSX - News), a leading provider of identification and security technology, commented today on recent trading activity in its common stock. The Company knows of no business condition or other reason that its stock price has declined by approximately 17% since May 1st.
"The movement in the stock price is particularly frustrating in light of the progress Applied Digital has made, financially, operationally and technologically," said Scott R. Silverman, Applied Digital's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Since 2003, we have seen stockholder's equity increase from a deficit of $(36.1) million at January 1, 2003 to a positive $64.8 million at March 31, 2006, we have seen gross margins improve from 35.8% in the first quarter of 2003 to 43.1% for the last quarter, we have obtained clearance from the FDA to market the VeriChip product for medical applications, we have generated significant penetration among hospitals which have agreed to adopt that system, we have seen that our majority-owned subsidiary Digital Angel (AMEX: DOC - News) has continued to grow revenue and improve operations as it pursues large-market opportunities in areas such as avian flu, mad cow disease, livestock tracking and the companion pet markets. Shareholders sell for a variety of reasons, but we know of no connection between the recent sales and the performance or prospects of the Company. In fact, with a strong balance sheet with over $20 million in cash and cash equivalents as of March 30th, and significantly improved operating results, prospects for the Company remain strong."
About Applied Digital - "The Power of Identification Technology"
Applied Digital develops innovative identification and security products for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. The Company's unique and often proprietary products provide identification and security systems for people, animals, the food supply, government/military arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as the leader in identification technology. Applied Digital is the owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX:DOC - News).
Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.
Daniel Schustack, 212-732-4300
Direct Communications Group
John O. Procter, 202-772-2179
Source: Applied Digital Solutions