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InfoSonics Launches Mass Market QWERTY 3G Phone

Stocks in this article: IFON

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today announced the launch of its new verykool® S815 QWERTY handset.

"We designed the S815 to help our operators' customers in their migration from 2G to 3G services by offering a full featured, 3G HSDPA (3.6 Mbps), entry level  product at a small premium to existing 2G devices," said Joseph Ram, the company's president and chief executive officer.  "The S815 is a six band (dual-band in 3G HSDPA plus quad-band in GSM), bar type phone with a QWERTY keypad and 2.4" QVGA TFT LCD screen.  We utilized its 3G speed to incorporate full browser accessibility with direct access to social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy messaging as well as easy texting.  It is also a full featured multi-media device with built-in FM radio and music player, and we equipped it with a second VGA camera to facilitate video conference calling."

The Company noted the following additional details of the S815:

  • 2 megapixel camera and video camera with 3GP voice and video recording and playback
  • Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity with 3.6 Mbps USB tethering and PC synch
  • Data capabilities with USB 1.2, SMS/MMS messaging (a push email version is planned for 2012)
  • Can be used as a USB Modem
  • T-Flash memory expandable to 16GB
  • Speakerphone, 72 polyphonic ringtones, 3.5mm audio jack and stereo headset included

The verykool® S815 is available and shipping now.  To learn more about the device, visit our verykool® website at http://www.verykool.net/Phones/s815.

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 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 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 S815 handset; (2) our ability to continue to differentiate our products, including the S815, 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.

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