Sonim Brings Rugged Spirit to Europe

By Sonim Technologies, PRNE
Sunday, February 14, 2010

Don't compromise style for toughness! Sonim's new XP2 Spirit 3G mobile phone is a rugged yet pretty face.

BARCELONA, Spain, February 15, 2010 - PEPCOM, Mobile World Congress — Sonim Technologies, the manufacturer of
the world's toughest phones, today announces the latest in its Xtreme
Performance series, the Sonim XP2 Spirit - its first 3G mobile phone.

    Key Features of the Sonim XP2 Spirit include:
    -- Stylish look and unique octagonal shape to better withstand drops
    -- 3-megapixel camera with LED flash for higher quality pictures and
    -- A suite of Java applications and a multimedia player
    -- 2' hi-res display, protected by 1.5mm of scratch resistant Gorilla
    -- High quality magnesium core
    -- Waterproof outer shell made from hardened rubber, fiberglass and nylon
    -- GORE-TEX covered speaker for waterproofing

Built for people that work and play in extreme environments, this next
generation Sonim XP2 mobile phone brings the highest level of ruggedness and
a fresh new look. The Spirit is also designed for consumers and professionals
that want uncompromising performance outside of their workplace. And as
always, Sonim is also backing the Spirit with its unconditional three year

"We've watched our customers closely and have seen how they struggle when
they don't have a Sonim phone in-hand. We strive to deliver the strongest
phones that can withstand the noise of a jackhammer, a rocky mountain face,
splashing water or intense wind and rain," said Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim.
"The Spirit continues Sonim's tradition of marrying technology and toughness
and now introduces 3G to deliver the best rugged mobile phone on the market.
The Spirit will be available in stores across Europe next month."

No technical standard fully captures the toughness of the Spirit. The
phone was tested against Sonim's Rugged Performance Standards
(, a
12-point test that ensures phones are of the highest quality and meet the
needs of extreme and rugged work and lifestyles. The Spirit exceeded all
benchmarks with advanced features and specifications:

    -- Tested and proved rugged: IP-67/MIL-810G certified; protected against
       rain, fog and salt air
    -- Submersible to 1 metre for 30 minutes in water
    -- Impervious to dust and micro-particles: Non porous casing blocks entry
       of micro-particles
    -- Impact proof: Octagonal-shaped shell withstands 2m drops onto concrete
    -- Resistant to shocks and vibration: Built to withstand random
       vibrations up to 4G
    -- Ready for extreme temperatures: Works in environments ranging from
       -20C to +55C
    -- Tough materials: Dual injected shell (hardened rubber, fiberglass &
       nylon) and magnesium core
    -- Durable Mechanics: Keypad buttons tested to 850,000 pushes
    -- Extra-loud audio: Protected by a GORE-TEX cover
    -- Screen toughness: Scratch and shock resistant 1.5 mm thick Gorilla
       Glass lens
    -- Multimedia Player: Video and MP3
    -- Rugged 3MP Camera: Still and Video
    -- 3-Year Unconditional Guarantee

The Spirit comes complete with a 3MP camera (with LED flash and a
dedicated camera key), a video camera, multimedia player, FM radio, MMS
support (for images and video), email with IMAP4 POP3 support, web browsing,
an LED torch and a Micro SD slot (8GB maximum). The Spirit is also certified
military standard MIL 810G - clearing it to handle conditions such as thermal
shock, extreme temperatures, transport shock, solar radiation and salt water.
The phone is compatible with a wide range of off-the-shelf car kits and
headsets and comes complete with charger, belt clip, screwdriver, wired
headset and USB cable as standard.

The Sonim XP2.10 Spirit will be in retail stores across Europe next
month. A list of retailers and distributors can be found at

About Sonim Technologies - Sonim Technologies (
manufactures the most rugged phones in the world, designed and engineered
specifically for people who work and play in extreme environments. Sonim's XP
family of phones feature outstanding craftsmanship, extreme resilience and an
industry-leading unconditional three year guarantee that has redefined
consumers' expectations of rugged technology. Sonim also provides a complete
end-to-end mobile VoIP platform that delivers high-performance push-to-talk
services on GPRS, UMTS, EVDO, WiFi and WiMAX data networks. The company is
headquartered in San Mateo, California, and operates in 50 additional

Notes to Editors

To request further details, a review sample or images, please call the
following PR contacts in their respective countries:

    Virginia Jamieson, Worldwide PR, Sonim Technologies: +1-650-279-8619,
    Robin Dhara, UK: +44-7880-807-752,
    Marius Dittert, Germany: +49-712143304530,
    Marja Dieben, Netherlands: +31-(0)6-12803361,
    Hans Kullin, Sweden: +46-722-33-10-66,

Virginia Jamieson, Worldwide PR of Sonim Technologies, +1-650-279-8619, v.jamieson at; or Robin Dhara, UK, +44-7-880-807-752, robin at; or Marius Dittert, Germany, +49-712143304530, marius.dittert at; or Marja Dieben, Netherlands, +31-(0)6-12803361, info at; or Hans Kullin, Sweden, +46-722-33-10-66, hans at, all for Sonim Technologies

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