AT&T introduces compact portable cellular flip phone

LAS VEGAS -- January 6, 1995 -- AT&T introduced a lightweight, cellular flip- phone today at the 1995 International Consumer Electronics Show here.

The AT&T 3625 Portable Cellular Telephone has a hinged cover that closes to make the phone more compact and to protect the keypad from inadvertent entries. The phone weighs 10.6 ounces with the standard battery, and is only 5.5 inches long with the cover closed.

Buyers of the new AT&T flip-phone can choose from three battery options. A standard nickel cadmium (NiCd) battery provides about 70 minutes of talk time and 10 hours of standby time. An extended NiCd battery provides approximately 120 minutes of talk time and 16 standby hours. A nickel-metal- hydride battery is also available that provides about 140 minutes of talk time and 20 hours of standby.

The 3625 can store up to nine numbers for quick dial, and features adjustments for ringer and receiver volume, a mute button, a call timer, last-number redial, a keypad lock, and a battery-level indicator.

The phone is available now in AT&T Phone Centers and other retail outlets.

AT&T pioneered cellular communications technology in the 1970s. In December, two former AT&T employees received the National Medal of Technology for their early work in the field. Today AT&T holds more than 500 patents for innovations in cellular technology, and is a leader in wireless communications.