InfoSonics Launches New R23 Active Lifestyle Phone

SAN DIEGO, December 7, 2011 – InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today announced the launch of its new verykool® R23 active lifestyle handset.


“The R23 is the fourth model in our line of verykool® active lifestyle phones,” said Joseph Ram, the company’s president and chief executive officer.  “The R23 represents a robust upgrade from our R13 model.  We designed it around a faster processor and added Java capability, a larger screen, an onboard flashlight and an M3/T3 HAC certification rating from the FCC indicating that it is ‘Hearing Aid Compatible’ and safe to be used by those with hearing aids and cochlear implants.   The R23 is shock resistant and carries an IPX5 water resistant rating.  We believe the active lifestyle segment of our product line is distinctive and differentiated from other products in the market, and we are working to deliver additional models in the future.”

The Company noted that the R23 is a 2G bar-type phone that also has the following features:

  • Quad band (850/900/1800/1900)
  • 2.2” TFT LCD screen
  • 1.3 megapixel camera with CMOS
  • MP3 and FM radio capability
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • SMS/MMS messaging
  • Micro SD memory expandable to 32GB
  • Speakerphone, 64 polyphonic ringtones and stereo headset included

The verykool® R23 is available in two versions:  a single SIM version for operator customers and a dual SIM version for the open market.  Both versions are available now and shipping to operators and distributors in Latin America and Europe.  To learn more about the device, visit our verykool® website at

About Infosonics Corporation

InfoSonics designs, develops and manufactures wireless handsets and related products.  The Company sells to OEMs, carriers and distributors in Latin America and Asia Pacific under its proprietary verykool® brand and other private label brands.   Additional information can be found on our corporate website at and at

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Vernon A. LoForti
Chief Financial Officer