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Verizon Wireless Connects with Mobile Professionals with the SMT5800
Jan 07, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, today announced the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 is available today online and through Verizon Wireless business sales. The SMT5800 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Jan. 21.

Part compact phone, part messaging device, the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 features a standard mobile phone keypad and navigation as well as slide-out QWERTY keyboard, plus Windows Mobile 6 Standard for access to the Internet, calendar and contacts, tasks, e-mail and more. With the SMT5800, Verizon Wireless customers can easily view and edit Microsoft Word(R) and Excel(R) and view PowerPoint(R) and PDF documents while on-the-go. Additional features of the SMT5800 include:

-- 2.0 Megapixel camera with video capture -- Bluetooth(R) 2.0 including stereo with support for certain profiles -- microSD(TM) memory card slot (for up to 8 GB of removable memory) -- 2.4" QVGA, 240 x 320 65k-color screen -- CDMA2000 1X/EV-DO digital dual band -- Dimensions: 4.1" l x 2.0" w x 0.7" d -- Weight: 4.2 oz.

Verizon Wireless customers have the benefit of using the SMT5800 as a modem for notebooks when they subscribe to Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess Connect -- which runs on the nation's most reliable wireless broadband network -- to send and receive data.

The SMT5800 is available online at www.verizonwireless.com today for $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Customers who purchase a qualified voice plan along with a data plan may be eligible for an additional $100 credit making the SMT5800 $199.99 for those customers.

Business customers may contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ to purchase the device.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications www.verizonwireless.com www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia and Vodafone . Find more information on the Web at . 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 .

CONTACT: Brenda Boyd Raney of Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7518, Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com

Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/ http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia/