SAN DIEGO, August 2, 2012 – InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today announced the launch of its new verykool® R800 Outdoor Tablet with both Wi-Fi and 3G capability.
“The attractiveness of tablet computers is that they can be taken anywhere, including outdoor environments where they may be subject to the elements,” said Joseph Ram, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “We designed the new R800 Tablet with an IPX5 rating for water and shock resistance, and with both Wi-Fi and 3G capability, to give consumers more freedom in taking the device outdoors. Many of our customers are in Latin America or other emerging markets where humidity and heat is high and conditions can be harsh on electronic devices. We hope the R800 will appeal to consumers in those markets, including businesses needing a remote device for route personnel or data collectors. It is compact, with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, up to 16GB of external storage and powered by Android 2.2 to accommodate the wide array of available applications. R800 users can multi-task by using it as a cell phone with a Bluetooth or wired headset while working on a specific application or browsing the web. We are pleased to be able to bring this solution to the market.”
The Company noted the following additional details of the R800:
- 3G HSDPA (7.2Mbps) Dual band (850/2100) and 2G GSM Quad band (850/900/1800/1900)
- SMS and MMS messaging plus push e-mail
- GPS and built-in e-compass
- 2 megapixel rear camera plus front facing VGA camera
- Built-in FM radio and MP3 music player
- 3500 mAh Li-Po battery
- USB port, 3.5mm audio jack and stereo headset included
The verykool® R800 Tablet is available now. To learn more about the device, visit our verykool® website at http://www.verykool.net/Products/R800/.
About Infosonics Corporation
InfoSonics is a designer, manufacturer and provider of wireless handsets and related products to OEMs, carriers and distributors in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and provides after-sales support for its own proprietary line of products under the verykool® and other private label brands. Additional information can be found on our corporate website at www.infosonics.com and at www.verykool.net.
Except for the factual statements made herein, the information contained in this news release consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects, as well as words such as “believes,” “hopes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “plans,” “anticipates” and variations thereof, or the use of future tense, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and our actual results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, without limitation: (1) customer acceptance of the new R800 Tablet; (2) our ability to continue to differentiate our products, including the R800, from the competition; (3) extended general economic downturn in world markets; (4) inability to secure adequate supply of competitive products on a timely basis and on commercially reasonable terms; (5) inability to attract new sources of profitable business from expansion of products or services or risks associated with entry into new markets, including geographies, products and services; (6) significant changes in supplier terms and relationships or shortages in product supply; and (7) rapid product improvement and technological changes leading to changes in consumer demand for multimedia wireless handset products and features. Reference is also made to other factors detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release.
Vernon A. LoForti
Chief Financial Officer