Motorola Consumer Radios with Bonus Designer Faceplates Combine Reliable Two-Way Communications and Emergency Preparedness Features with Customizable Style

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Motorola offers the perfect gift for the active lifestyles on the holiday list:  a reliable two-way radio to help consumers stay connected outdoors and prepare for emergencies such as power outages and storms in striking new designs.  Motorola TALKABOUT® two-way radios such as the MR350R are must-have gadgets for keeping in touch on the slopes, back country snowmobile trail or even on the winter cruise as they will operate when out of cell phone range.  Two-way radios provide reliable communication and peace-of-mind in the great outdoors.  And, just in time for the holiday season, Motorola is offering a free pair of designer faceplates with purchase of its top performance radios.  Motorola Consumer two-way radios are part of the Motorola Solutions Business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT).

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Personalized Style on the Slopes with Custom Faceplate Designs

Motorola has blended performance and style with the launch of its new designer faceplate collection.  Through December 31, 2010, consumers who purchase select Motorola Talkabout two-way radios can choose a free set of faceplates and personalize their radios with ten custom color designs including Black, Silver, Yellow, Blaze Orange, Pink, Green, Digital Camouflage Silver, Digital Camouflage Pink, Wood Grain and American Pride. Simply snap off existing faceplates and snap on the new with a coin.

Each faceplate is entirely unique and individually decorated using a water transfer printing technique called Final Finish® by Immersion Graphics.  The Final Finish® process is so realistic that comparisons of the decorated product look identical to the real material. The Wood Grain design, for example, looks so true to real wood that it leaves the naked eye guessing.  Families can color coordinate their two-way radios to match their winter ski or cruise wardrobe, support a cause with pink for breast cancer walks or simply to ensure there is never going to be a fight about whose radio is whose.

Practical Features & Reliable Communications for Every Winter Adventure

The Motorola Talkabout MR350R radios are the longest range radios in our 2010 collection and designed for instant communications. They are ideal for staying in touch with those that matter most in remote outdoor locations when out of cell phone range.  Staying connected and safe on the slopes is vital and so is keeping informed of changing weather conditions. The MR350R radios are equipped with emergency preparedness features including an emergency alert feature, built-in LED flashlight and seven National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ Environment Canada (EC) weather channels and four marine VHF channels, which receive continuous broadcasts of local and regional weather updates.(1)   Whether snowmobiling the backcountry trails or skiing through the Colorado Aspens, outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the iVOX speech-activated feature, which allows for communication without having to remove the radio from the belt clip.

Additionally, the MR350R features flexible charging options for ultimate mobility, making it the ideal communication tool to pack for travelling.  Users can choose to charge in the standard dual drop-in-charger or use the mini-USB port in the radio to charge with a wall- or vehicle mini-USB charger (optional accessories), which are especially useful during long road trips.  And, for remote backcountry adventures, 3 double-A batteries are ideal for a quick recharge when no power is available.

Pricing & Availability

The Motorola Talkabout MR350R radios have an MSRP of $79.99 per pair, which includes two radios, two belt clips, one dual charger, one charging adapter, two NiMH rechargeable battery packs, and an emergency preparedness checklist sheet.  It is available in black, with designer faceplate promotion included on package.  The Motorola Talkabout MR350R radios are available at Best Buy, Home Depot, RadioShack and other fine retailers. The holiday faceplate promotion is available with purchase of Motorola MR356R, MR355R, MR350R, MR350RVP and MJ270R two-way radio series.  Simply purchase one of these products at participating retailers and use the promo code included on the package.  Promotion ends December 31, 2010.

For complete details on the holiday faceplate promotion, visit www.talkaboutpromo.com. For a full listing of features and additional information on the 2010 Motorola TALKABOUT series of products, please visit www.motorola.com.

About Immersion Graphics

Immersion Graphics is a leader in the hydrographics industry with their products, technology, and support. They hold a patent for High Definition printing and offer highly UV resistant inks yielding exceptional durability and color retention. For more information, please visit their website at www.immersiongraphics.com.

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 mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, 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 www.motorola.com.