|Motorola and Amazon.com Team To Promote Mobile E-Commerce|
NEW ORLEANS, La.--Feb. 28, 2000--Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and Amazon.com announced today, at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's (CTIA) Wireless 2000 conference, a strategic relationship to offer consumers exciting new mobile e-commerce solutions.
Motorola will offer consumers a new access point to one of the world's most popular e-commerce web sites by adding a bookmark to some of its Internet(1) capable wireless handsets. Using the bookmark, consumers will have the ability to scroll down to Amazon.com's web site and, with the click of a couple of buttons, connect to search and purchase goods and services while mobile.
"We are delighted to be working with Amazon.com to provide mobile e-commerce solutions that will enrich consumers' lives," said Janiece Webb, senior vice president of Motorola's Personal Networking Group. "This relationship represents Motorola's recently announced Web W/O Wires Alliance Program which will make popular Internet destinations(1) easily accessible from Motorola web phones."
"We are pleased to extend our relationship with Motorola by offering our customers a new way to shop our extensive selection of products," said Lil Mohan, general manager, Amazon.com Anywhere. "Quick and easy mobile access to Amazon.com via Motorola wireless handsets provides our customers the convenience of shopping anytime and from anywhere."
Additionally, Motorola and Amazon.com have initiated a direct relationship to begin offering Motorola's two-way radios on Amazon's site.
This agreement is another example of Motorola's personal networking vision which is an initiative to connect consumers, regardless of their location, with personalized information that is dynamic and able to evolve. Some of the benefits of Motorola's personal networking vision include: empowering consumers with the ability to stay connected with people, information and things enabling them to stay ahead, be efficient and enhance relationships.
About Amazon.com Amazon.com (Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries) is the Internet's No. 1 music, No. 1 DVD and video, and No. 1 book retailer. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection, along with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com lists more than 18 million unique items in categories including books, CDs, toys, electronics, videos, DVDs, home improvement products, software, and video games. Through Amazon.com zShops, any business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's more than 17 million customers, and with Amazon.com Payments, any seller can accept credit card transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, Amazon.com's limited operating history, anticipated losses, unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, seasonality, consumer trends, competition, risk of distribution center expansion, risks related to fourth quarter performance, risks of system interruption, management of potential growth, risks related to auction and zShops services, risks related to fraud and Amazon.com Payments, and risks of new business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic alliances. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 1999, June 30, 1999, and September 30, 1999.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1999 were $30.9 billion.
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