AT&T and Motorola Get Ahead of the Social Curve with Karma
Supersize Your Social Status with IM-Style Texting, One-Click Social Networking and aGPS, on the Nation's Fastest 3G Network
Dallas, Texas, Libertyville, Illinois, June 23, 2009
Teenagers and young adults can get ahead of the social curve with the latest AT&T quick messaging and social networking phone from Motorola. AT&T* and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced Motorola Karma QA1, a curvy and compact messaging device that lets you express yourself the way you want, whether you text, blog, tweet or talk. Karma will be available in AT&T stores and online beginning June 28.
Motorola Karma is designed for effortless all-day, every-day mobile socializing with features such as text messaging, instant messaging and homescreen access to Facebook® and MySpace. A slide-out QWERTY keyboard, high-resolution display and access to the nation’s fastest 3G network make it easy to follow multiple mobile conversations and stay connected to the people who matter most.
“Unique visitors to Facebook from AT&T’s MEdia Net portal grew over 100% in 2008,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Karma’s one-click access to Facebook and MySpace will resonate with customers who are committed to keeping up with social networking sites on the go.”
"Today's savvy mobile phone users are looking for more from their devices than just an easy way to text - they want to update their social networking status, instant message multiple friends, make calls and of course, text, all while on the go," said Jeff Miller, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. "Motorola Karma gives consumers ultimate control over their conversations, no matter how they decide to stay in touch."
Motorola Karma keeps the conversation going with multiple ways to stay connected on your terms. IM-style texting with an all-in-one view of messages and easy scroll navigation helps you keep track of conversations and stay organized. Take your social status to the next level by sending instant messages to multiple friends at once using popular services like Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. When making a call, Motorola Karma delivers outstanding voice quality using CrystalTalk technology to amplify your conversation and reduce background noise, so you can hear and be heard even in noisy environments.
Social networking addicts can add Facebook and MySpace quick launch icons to the homepage for one-click access to these must-have networks. Updating a status, sharing a comment or posting pictures and video from Motorola Karma’s 2.0 megapixel camera is as easy. Meet new people, connect with friends and share your photos and videos directly from the device with JuiceCaster, a service that comes pre-loaded so you can connect immediately. Music lovers will enjoy the 3.5 mm headphone jack for use with a wide range of headphones.
Users can also access AT&T Navigator, powered by Motorola Karma’s aGPS technology to help them find their way with turn-by-turn directions. AT&T Navigator is available for a free 30-day trial. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. AT&T customers can use Motorola Karma to make or receive a phone call in more than 215 countries and check e-mail, browse the Web or perform other data functions in more than 170 countries, including in more than 80 that have deployed 3G networks.
Pricing and Availability
Motorola Karma will be available in select AT&T stores or at www.wireless.att.com beginning June 28 for $79.99 after mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement for wireless voice plans of $39.99 a month or higher and a $20 a month data or messaging plan. (Pay $129.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $50 AT&T Promotion Card).
For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com.
1 Many features network and/or SIM card dependent, coverage not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply. Wireless email functionality requires an email account with wireless server capabilities.
2 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 www.motorola.com/bluetooth. 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.
3 AT&T Navigator: You must cancel within 30 days or be automatically subscribed at a cost of $9.99 per month for unlimited routes. You can cancel from the “My Accounts” portal on your handset or call AT&T customer care at 800-331-0500. Compatible phone required. Standard data charges apply, depending on your plan. Service availability, timeliness or accuracy of location is not guaranteed.
4 JuiceCaster: Standard data rates apply for JuiceCaster. Monthly service costs $2.99 per month.
5 AT&T Promotion Card: Card valid for 120 days wherever major credit cards accepted. May be used to pay wireless bill. Not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at ATMs or gas pumps. Some restrictions and other charges apply. See terms at store or at att.com/wirelessrebate. Limited-time offer. Other conditions & restrictions apply. See contract, rate plan brochure and rebate form at store for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing address within AT&T’s owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activation fee applies. Equipment price & avail may vary by market and may not be available from independent retailers. Messaging or Data package may be cancelled anytime. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but a restocking fee up to $20 may apply; thereafter up to $175. Some agents impose additional fees. Allow 60 days for fulfillment of AT&T Promotion Card. You must be customer for 30 consecutive days to receive Promotion Card. Offer expires July 18, 20096 Other terms and conditions may apply.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T | DIRECTVSM brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.
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 $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
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