ITStarcom CDM-180 and Verizon

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ITStarcom CDM-180 and Verizon

UTStarcom Personal Communications announced today the availability of the CDM-180 mobile cellular phone through Verizon Wireless. It's reasonably price at $69.99 (with two-year contract) has a unique landscape-formatted 1.8" TFT main display, camera, large keypads, and other features.

"It's Not Fat...It's Full-Featured" boast the advertisements for the latest wireless handset from UTStarcom Personal Communications, the CDM-180, this unique cellphone features a wider but shorter size and landscape oriented screen that they claim is easy-to-read.

"From TVs to computer screens, consumers are accustomed to a landscape view, and we think they'll quickly take to this new handset," said Philip Christopher, president of UTStarcom Personal Communications Division. "While as compact as traditional clamshell phones, the wider form factor feels great in your hand, is easy to dial and the horizontal screen is superb for text display and mobile gaming."

The CDM-180 is an all-digital CDMA, mobile web enabled handset that is compatible with Verizon Wireless' "GET IT NOW" services. The handset features dual LCD displays; a 262K 1.8" TFT main display and a 65K 1" external display. The phone has a built-in CMOS 330k pixel digital camera, 32 polyphonic ringers and built-in speakerphone. Additional features include two-way text and picture messaging capabilities, LED incoming call indicator and retractable antenna. The phone is TTY/TDD compatible.

All these features are packed into a compact clamshell measuring 3.0" (H) x 2.1" (W) x 0.95" (D), and weighs 3.4 oz.

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