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InfoSonics Expands Its Ruggedized Lineup With Introduction Of The Verykool® RS90 Vortex Smartphone





SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today announced the expansion of its ruggedized line of phones with the launch of its new verykool® RS90 Vortex Smartphone.

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The RS90, nicknamed the Vortex, is the most powerful smartphone in verykool's current lineup.  It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system.

"The Vortex is another example of our commitment to deliver the best value in the industry," said Joseph Ram, InfoSonics president and chief executive officer.  "The RS90 delivers 'rugged elegance' through a powerful combination of unique industrial design and premium smartphone technology built upon an IP67-rated ruggedized enclosure.  This is an attractively-priced, full-featured smartphone that will appeal to resellers and consumers alike."

Although elegant in its design, the Vortex is extremely ruggedized with an ingress protection rating of IP67, indicating that it is both dust proof and waterproof.  It also is shock resistant and outfitted with tempered scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® glass protecting its 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touch screen with In-Plane Switching technology.  In addition, the phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video conferencing, expandable external storage of up to 32GB and a multitude of connectivity and media features.

The Company noted the following additional details of the RS90:

  • 3G HSPA (7.2/5.76) dual band (850/1900) and 2G GSM quad band (850/900/1800/1900)
  • Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Modem Tethering, Bluetooth, WAP, GPS and USB port
  • SMS and MMS messaging plus push e-mail
  • Predictive text input
  • Built-in FM radio, audio/video player and recorder
  • 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Speakerphone, proximity/light/gravity sensors, torch and 3.5mm audio jack and stereo headset included
  • Hearing aid compatible (M3/T3 rating)

The verykool® RS90 is available now and comes in two versions:  a single SIM version for operator customers and a dual SIM (unlocked) version for the open market.  Its suggested retail price is $279 (U.S.).  To learn more about the device, visit our verykool® website at http://www.verykool.net/Products/RS90.

About InfoSonics Corporation InfoSonics is a San Diego-based designer, manufacturer and provider of wireless handsets and related products to OEMs, carriers, distributors and consumers in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.  The company is committed to delivering quality products with innovative industrial designs that appeal to consumers and offer exceptional value.  InfoSonics sells and supports its own 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 RS90 handset; (2) our ability to continue to differentiate our products, including the RS90, 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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