Motorola Rugged Mobile Computers Are Verizon Wireless Network Ready

LAS VEGAS, NV — From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless and Motorola said today that the Verizon Wireless-certified Motorola MC9598 rugged mobile computer is now part of the Verizon Wireless Open Development program. The Open Development program is designed to encourage the development community to create new products, applications and services beyond what Verizon Wireless offers in its portfolio. This new streamlined certification process helps partners like Motorola deliver enterprise-class devices to market quickly and cost effectively.

Motorola’s MC9598 is a premium industrial-class handheld device that raises the bar for rugged mobile computing – incorporating breakthrough ergonomic design and unique features to support the most demanding field mobility applications. The MC9598 leverages the features and functionality of the industry’s best-selling Motorola MC9000 mobile computer and incorporates Motorola’s Mobility Architecture eXtension (MAX) innovations for a groundbreaking enterprise mobility solution that can change the way organizations do business. The first mobile computer to provide modular 3.5G Wide Area Network (WAN), the MC9598 features Motorola MAX FlexWAN – cellular network flexibility that allows businesses to deploy a single pool of mobile computers that will provide the best coverage for users in different geographies. It also delivers a more rugged design, more data capture options, application flexibility through customer-swappable keypads, more processing power, and a game-changing approach to battery and backroom management – all in a lighter, sleeker and easier-to-use form factor.

“Motorola is committed to providing its diverse customer base with the solutions they need to stay connected inside and outside the enterprise,” said Girish Rishi, vice president and general manager, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. “Certification on the Verizon Wireless network provides our enterprise customers with access to reliable voice and data to help increase mobile workforce productivity and streamline operations.”

Motorola has worked with Verizon Wireless for many years to bring devices to the Verizon Wireless 3G network. In addition to these products, the MC7598, MC7095 and MC9063 are Verizon Wireless network ready.

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