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Friends are within easy reach with GRASP, featuring advanced contact search, threaded messaging and a full QWERTY keyboard

Libertyville, Ill. and Chicago (September 15, 2010) – Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and nationwide carrier U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), today announced the Motorola GRASP, a QWERTY mobile phone for users looking to keep their friends one-touch away.

GRASP lets users take their friends with them wherever they go through quick and easy control of their contacts and messages. Advanced contact search makes finding phone numbers and e-mail addresses simple while the QWERTY bar design fits comfortably in pocket or purse.

GRASP is the latest device from Motorola to feature threaded messaging, which allows users to scroll through previous and live conversations simultaneously, similar to instant messaging. Its large QWERTY keyboard makes the device ideal for sending texts and e-mails.

"With Motorola GRASP, we've incorporated features that make it simple to connect with the people that matter most, all at an affordable price," said Dan Papalia, vice president, Motorola Mobility, Inc.

"We know that our customers are on-the-go and deserve a phone that fits their busy lifestyles," said David Macedon, device manager for U.S. Cellular. "The Motorola GRASP makes staying connected to family and friends easy and fun."

GRASP also features a camera with digital zoom and fixed focus for quality video capture and playback, an MP3 player, Bluetooth1 wireless capabilities and a 3.5mm headset jack. An expandable memory of up to 8 GB allows users to store music and photos directly on the device.

Motorola GRASP is now available in U.S. Cellular retail stores. For more information, product specifications and images please visit

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit

About U.S. Cellular
The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people's lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Bold, the touch-screen LG Tritan and HTC Touch Pro 2 and the Android-powered Samsung Acclaim and HTC Desire, which offer e-mail and Web access. Those features are delivered 10 times faster over U.S. Cellular's 3G Mobile Broadband network. U.S. Cellular believes in the power of the community and has made a commitment to invest more than $4.5 million in teachers and schools during 2009 and 2010. Based in Chicago, the company serves 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.

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¹ This device supports Bluetooth A2DP, HSP, HFP profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer. Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.

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