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Algiz 7 Tablet From Handheld Now Certified By Verizon Wireless

Rugged Algiz 7 Tablet Delivers Full Feature Set, Military-Grade Toughness

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June 27, 2011


Paul Macchia
Paul.Macchia@Verizon.Wireless.com
908-559-3019

Amy Urban
a.urban@handheld-us.com 
541-752-0319

CORVALLIS, OR — Handheld US, a North American supplier of rugged PDAs and devices, today announced that its Algiz 7 rugged tablet computer is certified for connectivity on the Verizon Wireless network. The Algiz 7 is an ultra-rugged, 7-inch widescreen tablet that runs Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate operating system and offers users wireless communication across the globe.

Optional 3G cellular capabilities provide high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. The Algiz 7 rugged tablet uses Gobi™ 2000 technology that supports both GSM and CDMA high-speed data networks, giving users their choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world.

“Many of our U.S. customers have asked for Verizon Wireless compatibility,” said Dale Kyle, president of Handheld US. “The flexibility of the Algiz 7 gives our customers the opportunity to use the mobile network that serves them best. Adding Verizon Wireless, America’s largest, and most reliable wireless network to the Algiz 7 will be a tremendous benefit.”

“We are seeing many industries migrate towards a tablet for their everyday business practices,” said Aparna Khurjekar, Executive Director, Open Development, Verizon Wireless. “Handheld has a solid business model supporting those field service industries such as transportation, retail, public safety, government, utilities, and a host of others.”

The Algiz 7 comes standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS as well as a built-in 2-megapixel camera with an LED light. It features an Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor with a 64 GB solid state hard drive and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. The Algiz 7 is rated IP65 and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding humidity, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures. Weighing a mere 2.4 lbs, this compact tablet is one of the lightest rugged 7-inch tablets on the market.

The Algiz 7 is available now. Current Algiz 7 rugged tablet owners can contact Handheld US for Verizon Wireless network activation.

About Handheld:
Handheld US is a North American supplier of rugged PDAs and handheld computers. Handheld US and its partners deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, military and security. Handheld US is a subsidiary of Handheld Group of Sweden. Potential customers and value-added resellers can find additional product information at http://www.handheld-us.com/ or contact Handheld at sales@handheld-us.com or 541-752-0313.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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