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SouthernLINC Wireless Plans to Launch Motorola i1, World's First Android-Powered Push To Talk Smartphone

ATLANTA, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced plans to launch Motorola i1, the world's first Push To Talk Android(TM)-Powered smartphone on the Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN).

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Motorola i1 has the sleek look of a touch screen smartphone and the solid dependability that meets Military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain(1). This feature-rich, multitasking smartphone provides the immediacy of Push To Talk communication with the speed of Wi-Fi® and offers an optimized Web browsing and messaging experience.

"As we continue to expand our product portfolio, the upcoming launch of the Android-powered Motorola i1 marks a major milestone for SouthernLINC Wireless," said Bob Dawson, president and CEO of SouthernLINC Wireless. "We are excited to offer our customers a modern, touch screen phone that marries our premier Push To Talk two-way radio service with highly-desirable multimedia features and thousands of available applications and widgets for personal and business use."

Motorola i1 keeps your digital world connected as office and personal information such as emails, calendar appointments and contacts are automatically synced and integrated throughout the device. Message your contacts quickly and efficiently with multiple keyboard options including Swype(TM).

The phone's enhanced multimedia experience includes a 5-megapixel camera with flash, a music player, stereo Bluetooth®(2) technology, Google(TM) mobile services, and video capture and playback. A removable microSD memory card provides storage for up to 32 gigabytes of images, videos and music. Users also have the ability to transfer files, including pictures, videos, music and ringtones, from their computer to the Motorola i1 memory card using the USB drag and drop feature.

Motorola i1 will be available at all SouthernLINC Wireless sales and service locations, through authorized SouthernLINC Wireless dealers and online at www.southernlinc.com/phones.asp in the second quarter of 2010. In-stock availability may vary by location.

About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless bundles multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access and wireless data, into one hand-held device. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit www.southernlinc.com.

About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Visit our Web site at www.southerncompany.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 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 www.motorola.com.

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are based upon the latest available information and are believed to be accurate; however such product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

(1) Meets Military Spec 810F for blowing rain, dust, shock vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt fog, humidity and solar radiation.

(2) This device supports Bluetooth A2DP, HSP, HFP, SDP, DUN, OBEX, PBAP, AVRCP, BPP, FTP and OPP 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 wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Android and Google are trademarks of Google, Inc. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola under license. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved.

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