and the Populous.

The StarTAC 8600 is a wearable model that weighs 3.1 ounces and offers an answering machine/voice recorder function. VoiceNote provides up to four minutes of record time and acts as a kind of voice memo system. It also features two removable Lithium Ion batteries for 51 hours of standby time, a VibraCall alert feature to receive incoming calls, a headset jack for use with an optional headset and a portfolio of accessories.

The Profile Series 300 features an enlarged, two-line display that uses graphic elements such as dedicated battery and signal meters. It also features nine Turbo Dial locations, a headset jack, data capabilities and a car kit. It boasts up to 70 minutes of talk time and 12 hours of standby time with a Nickel Metal Hydride battery. For added security, it can be programmed with a PIN code for markets that offer this service.

If security is a concern, check out the Secure Clear models 3325 and 3367, which offer caller ID and call waiting to identify incoming and outgoing callers. These phones feature backlit display and keypad; a 20-character, two-line display that shows name, number, date and time; 50 caller-ID records; and 25-channel automatic scanning.

Motorola's latest addition to their cellular family is the Populous, a slim phone that weighs just 8.2 ounces and runs off a NiCd battery pack. It features a large keypad, colorful display, simplified programming, nine selectable ringer tones, TurboDial keys, a built-in battery meter and fraud protection. Other advantages include a charging time of 1.5 hours, 180 minutes of talk time or 30 hours of standby time, the ability to use four standard AA batteries and more.

For further details, contact Motorola Cellular Subscriber Sector, 600 N. U.S. Highway 45, AN482, Libertyville, IL 60048. Call

800/331-6456 or visit its Web site at

Michelle Gamble-Risley is the publisher of California Computer News. E-mail:

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