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Take a Closer Look! Motorola Ojo(TM) Personal Video Phone Now Available at Retail

Press Release posted by Alex Lawrence-Richards on Monday May 02, 2005.

Visit One of the High-End Retailers Launching the Revolutionary Videophone to See First-Hand How Motorola Ojo Is Changing the Face of Personal Communications

HORSHAM, Pa., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced the availability of the award-winning Motorola Ojo(TM) Personal Video Phone. Consumers can now order the world's first true-to-life videophone through http://www.motorola.com/ojo and from premium retail locations throughout the United States beginning later this month.

The Motorola Ojo(TM) Personal Video Phone makes it easy to share special moments and feel close to people important to you, even when you can't physically be together. The phone sends face-to-face conversations -- complete with full-motion video and synchronized audio -- over any high-speed Internet connection, keeping friends, family, co-workers, and more seamlessly connected.

"Consumers can now experience first-hand the power of visual communications by bringing a Motorola Ojo into their connected home," said David Grubb, vice president, Motorola consumer entertainment solutions. "The Motorola Ojo lets loved ones share personal moments and make new memories even though they might be thousands of miles apart. By enhancing the traditional voice call with real-time video, Ojo lets you now truly be there, even if you can't get there."

See The Difference For Yourself
With Ojo, seeing is truly believing. So Motorola has partnered with premium retailers to make it easy to get a personal demonstration of Ojo in action, including:

  • ABT Electronics is one of the largest independent retailers of consumer electronics and major appliances in the United States, and has been in business for over 68 years. Motorola Ojo will be showcased on the floor of the company's 250,000 square foot showroom in Glenview, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
  • A Delaware Valley institution, Bob and Ron's World Wide Stereo has been making home electronics simple and enjoyable for almost 30 years. From a knowledgeable sales staff with "audio video and home integration in their genes" to a fleet of experts that will design and install a home theater, customers count on World Wide to explain how technology can make their lives easier.

    Motorola Ojo will be featured in the Ardmore and Montgomeryville, Pa. showrooms, where consumers can see a live demonstration.

    For more information, visit their online showroom at http://www.wwstereo.com/

  • Hammacher Schlemmer, the oldest catalog retailer in the United States, will feature Motorola Ojo in its Father's Day and Summer 2005 catalogs, and online at the company's website. Visitors to the company's flagship store in New York City can also get a first-hand look at Ojo, and even purchase one to take home.

    For over 157 years, Hammacher Schlemmer has offered customers "the best, the only, and the unexpected" products in the marketplace.

    For more information, visit http://www.hammacher.com/

  • MyerEmco Audio Video stores specialize in providing expert advice on the latest cutting-edge technologies like the Motorola Ojo. The Ojo is a perfect example of MyerEmco Audio Video's new and exciting product offerings, including a large selection of high-definition flat panel television, home theater equipment, and mobile electronics.

    Find the Motorola Ojo at any Washington DC metro area location and experience how it can complement and enhance your family's lifestyle.

    For store listings and directions, visit http://www.myeremco.com/

  • RCS Experience presents consumers with an entirely new concept in retailing. The company's Madison Avenue technology showroom in New York City is the first computer and electronics venue to go beyond showcasing individual products; instead, consumers have access to an environment that demonstrates how "devices" interact with each other - at home, while traveling, and in the office.
  • Live demonstrations of the Motorola Ojo will be featured as part of a broadband home environment which depicts how easily this technology product is incorporated into any home or small office setting. Customers can experience for themselves the quality and clarity of the Ojo videophone and the exciting ability to communicate face-to-face.

    For more information, visit their virtual showroom online at http://www.rcsexperience.com/

Award-Winning Features
The Consumer Electronics Association honored the Motorola Ojo Personal Video Phone with a "2005 Best of Innovations in Design and Engineering" award for simplifying the complex technology of video telephony. Here are five key features of the Motorola Ojo Personal Video Phone:

FULL MOTION VIDEO -- Motorola Ojo captures and sends full motion video at 30 frames per second, motion that's near broadcast-TV quality. Your voice remains synchronized to your image, even as the transmission travels over the Internet.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN -- The innovative, stylish and functional design makes it a perfect addition to any room in the home, from the kitchen to the office. The elevated (eye-level), portrait-oriented LCD digital display (7"diagonal) and camera placement create an experience that is natural and true-to-life.

ON-SCREEN CONTROLS -- The on-screen menu system makes it easy to make calls and manage your phone numbers. You can attach an image to any contact in the phone book, so you can "dial by face," or get picture caller ID when Ojo rings. During calls, the display features a small self-viewer, to see how you are positioned in front of the camera, and know exactly what the other party is viewing.

INTEGRATED CORDLESS PHONE -- Use the integrated cordless handset to make voice-only calls using either the public service telephone network (PSTN) or a voice-over-IP (VoIP) network(1). Motorola Ojo also includes a high-quality, full-duplex speaker phone.

EASY SET-UP -- Motorola Ojo easily connects to your high-speed Internet and telephone lines and is immediately ready to send or receive calls. There are no user names, passwords, or logon procedures to learn.

Motorola worked with WorldGate Communications (NASDAQ:WGAT)(NASDAQ: http://www.wgate.com), a leading developer of video telephony technologies, to bring the Ojo Personal Videophone to market. WorldGate's patent-pending innovations for Ojo include a state-of-the-art optimization of the advanced MPEG-4 coding standard (H.264), which enables transmission of 30 frames-per- second video with synchronized audio at data rates as low as 100 Kbps. This allows Motorola Ojo to work within the upstream data rates for both DSL and cable broadband networks, and ensures that existing broadband infrastructures can handle video phone traffic.

The Motorola Ojo(TM) Personal Video Phone (Model PVP1000) carries an MSRP of $799.99(2). Monthly service fees apply. To order Motorola Ojo, visit http://www.motorola.com/ojo .

About Motorola
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: http://www.motorola.com/.

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