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September 28, 2010
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Response to CEA's Poll On Radio-Capable Cell Phones

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Broadcasters released a statement today in response to poll results released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) regarding consumer demand for radio-capable mobile phones.

Commenting on the poll, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton said:

"NAB stands by the findings of Harris Interactive, a nationally recognized polling firm with the highest integrity. Ironically, CEA's own member companies build cell phones with radio capability that are in high demand in numerous markets outside the United States. Only in the America, where exclusive contracts between manufacturers and carriers govern the mobile phone market, is radio-capability relegated to third-class status."

Results from a nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by NAB are available online here. Harris Interactive Vice President of Public Affairs Research Aaron Heffron can be reached at 571-262-3116.

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