QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, and leading European manufacturer Vitelcom, today announced that the i-mode G600i mobile handset is commercially available in Spain from network operator Telefnica Mviles. The handset is based on QUALCOMM's Mobile Station ModemTM (MSMTM) MSM6250TM, which supports WCDMA (UMTS), GPRS and GSM standards and is helping to drive the deployment of 3G technologies in Europe and around the world.
"Vitelcom is excited to provide one of the first UMTS i-mode phones to Telefnica Mviles," said Carlos Carrero, chief executive officer of VITELCOM. "We look forward to providing a feature-rich, exciting and consistent end-user experience for European i-mode subscribers."
"We are excited to help further advance the adoption of 3G products with an i-mode-enabled handset," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "These efforts with Vitelcom further demonstrate QUALCOMM's commitment to supporting European network operators and handset manufacturers in the global deployment of WCDMA."
The G600i handset features the MSM6250 chipset, which is part of QUALCOMM's Multimedia Platform of single-chip solutions that deliver engaging multimedia devices and applications.
Vitelcom Mobile Technology, a European company established in 2001, is a manufacturer of GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and CDMA2000 mobile phones operating from Spain, France and Germany with manufacturing in Spain, Mexico and Brazil. Vitelcom employs about 600 people worldwide and shipped more than four million units in 2004. For more information please contact
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500 company 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 25, 2005, and most recent Form 10-Q.