Cingular Wireless Adds Two New Siemens Phones Loaded with Style and Features
Animated Screensavers and Enhanced Messaging Among Personalization Features
Las Vegas - February 10, 2003 - Cingular Wireless and Siemens today announced the immediate availability of two new phones - the CT56 and A56 - broadening Siemens' product offerings for Cingular customers with fashionable design, personalization features and next-generation technology. The CT56 and A56 are both powered by Cingular's Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) network.
The handsets offer features that improve mobile communication for work or play, including mobile Internet access, via Cingular Wireless Internet and Wireless Internet Express, Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS), allowing users to personalize their wireless experience by adding sounds, animation and graphics to their text messages and downloadable ringtones. With these two new feature-rich products, individuals can naturally extend their personality through music, art and technology. These features are available from Cingular's online portal, My Wireless Window (www.mywirelesswindow.com).
"With Siemens' attention to style, technology and a full range of user needs at competitive prices, we're confident the A56 and CT56 mobile phones will appeal to our growing GSM subscriber base," said Michelle Mindala, executive director, supply chain, Cingular Wireless.
"Mobile phones are increasingly a reflection of who you are, and we're excited to be giving additional personalization choices to Cingular's customers," said Bernt Klein, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Phones unit, NAFTA region, within Siemens Information and Communication Mobile. "We want to offer consumers access to data, the Internet and features that speak to their personal styles and tastes. The A56 and CT56 mobile phones represent how the mobile lifestyle can be more than just two voices talking in a handset."
CT56The CT56 wireless phone is a dual band 850/1900 MHz GSM phone supporting GPRS packet data. It allows users to make calls using voice dialing or take calls using the phone's integrated speakerphone feature. The CT56 mobile phone's polyphonic sound capabilities deliver a fuller, realistic sound to ring tones, (e.g., a dog barking, an ambulance siren, a cat meowing). Built-in wireless Java technology gives customers access to applications such as games with real vibration feedback.
A56The A56 wireless phone is a dual band 850/1900 MHz GSM phone designed to meet everyday communication needs. It can be easily personalized through numerous interchangeable color CLIPit™ front/back covers, customized covers and a variety of downloadable ring tones and display images. Customers can choose various screensaver
About Cingular WirelessCingular Wireless, a joint venture between SBC Communications (NYSE - SBC) and BellSouth (NYSE - BLS), serves more than 22 million voice and data customers across the United States. A leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Cingular provides cellular/PCS service in 43 of the top 50 markets nationwide, and provides corporate e-mail and other advanced data services through its GPRS and Mobitex packet data networks. Details of the company are available at www.cingular.com.
About Siemens Informations and Communication MobileThe Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) offers the complete range of mobile solutions including mobile devices, infrastructure and applications. Devices include mobile phones, fashion accessory phones, wireless modules, mobile organizers and cordless phones as well as products for wireless home networks. The infrastructure portfolio includes GSM, GPRS and 3G mobile network technologies from base stations and switching systems to intelligent networks, e.g. for prepaid services. Mobile Applications cover end-to-end solutions for Messaging, Location Based Services or Mobile Payment. For fiscal 2002 (September 30), Siemens mobile recorded sales of EUR 11 billion and employed approximately 28,600 people worldwide. You can access further information about Siemens mobile on the Internet at http://www.siemens-mobile.com.
About Siemens AGSiemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. It employs 426,000 people in 192 countries and reported worldwide sales of $77.8 billion in fiscal 2002 (10/1/01 - 9/30/02). The United States is Siemens' largest market in the world, with sales of $21.5 billion in fiscal 2002 and approximately 70,000 employees in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Corporate headquarters for Siemens' U.S. businesses are located in New York City. For more information visit www.usa.siemens.