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Sonim XP5520 BOLT launches exclusively on Bell's next generation PTT network

09:37 EDT Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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TORONTO, April 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Sonim Technologies, the makers of the world's toughest phones, and Bell today announced the exclusive Canadian availability of the ultra-rugged Sonim XP5520 BOLT on Bell Mobility's new Push- to-talk (PTT) network. The Sonim XP5520 BOLT is specifically designed to meet the communications needs of those working in the most challenging environments including construction, oil and gas, transportation, security, facilities management and utilities.

"The Sonim XP5520 BOLT with Bell PTT is the perfect device to face the rigors of Canada's most challenging work environments," said Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim Technologies. "With industry-leading coverage and Push-to-talk performance, faster data speeds and lower total cost of ownership, the easy-to-use Sonim XP5520 BOLT on Bell PTT is designed to keep workers safe, connected and focussed on their task at hand."

The Sonim XP5520 BOLT is built on the same  ultra-rugged platform that holds the Guinness World Record for the toughest phone. Way beyond military MIL-SPEC standards, the XP5520 BOLT is fully submersible to 2 meters under water, specified to handle 2 meter drops onto concrete, resistant to extreme temperatures, has a screen protected by impact and scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass and is completely dust proof.

The XP5520 BOLT enables calls under the worst conditions. The phone features strong antenna performance, extended talk time of 12 hours, active noise cancelation and enhanced audio with a 23mm speaker protected by a GORE™ Protective Vent. Superior worker safety is also provided by enterprise-class GPS, navigation by Telenav, and a bright LED torch light, doubling as a flash for the 2 MP camera with video capture.

"Bell PTT is the next generation of Push-to-talk and we are proud to introduce this world-leading network and devices like the Sonim XP5520 BOLT to Canada," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "Coupled with Bell PTT coverage nearly twice that of competing services and faster PTT data speeds than any before, the unbeatable durability and rugged performance of the Sonim XP5520 BOLT means instant communication just got better."

The XP5520 BOLT on Bell PTT supports instant calling with individuals and groups at a push of a dedicated button. Leveraging the coverage, quality and speed of Bell's HSPA+ network, PTT calls have extremely fast set-up time.

Bell PTT service is powered by Kodiak Networks' InstaPoC™ PTT Solution running on their RTXi™ network platform. Kodiak InstaPoC is the first PTT solution to use the global OMA PoC version 2.0 standard. Sonim and Kodiak have collaborated closely on the XP5520 BOLT handset PTT solution.

No technical standard fully captures the endurance of the Sonim XP5520 BOLT - so Sonim tests to its own stringent Rugged Performance Standards that can be found at http://www.sonimtech.ca/rps.php.

The XP5520 BOLT is backed by Sonim's industry-leading 3-Year Comprehensive Warranty, that even covers accidental damage.

The Sonim XP5520 BOLT is available today exclusively on Bell PTT for $99.95 on a three-year term or $399.95 with no term. For more information, please visit www.sonimtech.ca or Bell.ca/Sonim.

For details on Bell PTT, please visit Bell.ca/PTT.

ABOUT SONIM TECHNOLOGIES

Sonim Technologies (www.sonimtech.com) is the provider of ultra-rugged, water-submersible mobile phones designed specifically for workers in challenging outdoor and industrial environments. Sonim's industry-leading three-year comprehensive warranty has redefined customer expectations of rugged technology. Sonim provides a suite of high-performance workforce management solutions that keep workers safe and enhance their productivity, including push-to-talk, lone worker safety services and NFC proof-of-activity services. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California and offers its products in over 50 countries.

ABOUT BELL

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell product and service information, please visit Bell.ca. For Bell Media, please visit BellMedia.ca. For BCE corporate information, please visit BCE.ca.

Image with caption: "The world's toughest phone, the Sonim XP5520 BOLT with Bell PTT launched today exclusively from Bell Mobility (CNW Group/BELL CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120424_C8406_PHOTO_EN_12660.jpg

For further information:

Sonim Technologies:
Virginia Jamieson
v.jamieson@sonimtech.com; 650-279-8619

Bell Canada:
Jason Laszlo
Jason.laszlo@bell.ca; 1 855 614-6602




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