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March 29, 2009

Vodafone Appoints Samuel Jonah as Non-Executive Director

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Vodafone Appoints Samuel Jonah as Non-Executive Director
Vodafone Group Plc (“Vodafone”) announces that Samuel Esson Jonah KBE, OSG has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2009.

Samuel Jonah, aged 59, is one of Africa’s leading businessmen. He is currently Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital (Pty) Limited, an investment holding company in South Africa, and is former President of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. Born and educated in Ghana, in 1977 he obtained a Master’s degree in Management from Imperial College, London, following which he worked for Ashanti Goldfields. He became CEO of the company in 1986.

An Honorary Knighthood was conferred on him by Her Majesty the Queen in 2003 and in 2006 he was awarded Ghana’s highest national award, the Companion of the Order of the Star.

Sam Jonah serves on the boards of various public and private companies, including The Standard Bank Group, and he was formerly a director of Lonmin and a member of the Advisory Council of the President of the African Development Bank. He brings extensive experience of business in Africa, particularly South Africa and Ghana where Vodafone has made important investments recently. He is also an adviser to the Presidents of Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia.

Sir John Bond, Chairman of Vodafone, commented “I am delighted to welcome Sam Jonah to the Vodafone Board. He will make a great contribution to our company and I look forward to working with him”.

Telefónica and Vodafone announce milestone pan European collaboration

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Telefónica and Vodafone announce milestone pan European collaboration

• Companies to share network infrastructure in Germany, Spain, Ireland and the UK with detailed discussions ongoing in the Czech Republic
• Agreements anticipated to deliver cost efficiencies of hundreds of millions of euros for each company over 10 years
• Further savings in related areas being explored

Madrid & Newbury, 23 March 2009. – Telefónica and Vodafone, two of the world’s largest telecommunications operators, today announce a wide-ranging strategic programme to share mobile network assets across selected European operations.

As part of the collaboration, Telefónica and Vodafone are actively exploring opportunities to cooperate in related areas such as the provision of transmission services.

Telefónica and Vodafone will use the agreements to aid the roll out of their respective networks, enhancing service quality for customers in the longer term. The agreements will also reduce the environmental impact of both companies’ roll out activities, due to the consolidation of existing sites and joint build of new sites.

The programme is expected to deliver significant business benefits in the process, including the generation of cost savings amounting to hundreds of millions of euros for both companies over the next 10 years.

The infrastructure sharing initiatives are broadly expected to enable both companies to

– Offer enhanced quality of service levels within the network footprint to improve customers’ mobile experience as well as support the delivery of services such as mobile broadband to a greater number of customers across a wider coverage area

– Reduce the environmental impact of the network by lowering the number of sites required by each company

– Reduce network operating costs

– Continue to manage their traffic independently

– Jointly build new sites where opportunities exist

Matthew Key, CEO of Telefónica Europe, commented: “In a fast changing business climate, operators need to look at different ways to serve customers both now and in the future. This industry-leading collaboration means that Telefónica and Vodafone will continue to compete strongly against each other in local markets, while giving our customers enhanced mobile coverage in more places, using fewer mast sites. This will also create significant benefits for Telefónica shareholders. We are actively exploring additional areas for cooperation and, by reducing our costs in areas of the business that customers don’t see, we can ensure that we invest in areas they truly value.

Michel Combes, CEO, Vodafone Europe, said: “Vodafone has led the market in developing effective network sharing business models, and continues to drive the scale and scope of such agreements. This is a further example of Vodafone’s ongoing commitment to deliver the highest levels of service quality for our customers while delivering greater cost efficiencies to the business. This move will enable us to focus our resources on developing more innovative and market leading services while delivering on our pledge to reduce the environmental impact of our network roll out.”

Delivering Benefits to Customers

Under the programme, customers in these selected markets can expect to benefit from long-term improvements to coverage, particularly for services such as mobile broadband. By reducing network costs, both companies will be able to continue to invest in developing innovative products and services for customers.

The joint building of new sites and/or consolidation of existing 2G and 3G mast sites, with one site housing the equipment of both companies where previously two would have been used, is expected to lead to a significant reduction in the total number of masts in operation and reduced environmental impact, compared to both companies expanding their networks separately.

The collaboration will also enable both companies to enhance service quality within the network footprint at a faster rate than before, and help to deliver services such as mobile broadband to a wider population.

Shared efficiencies

Where opportunities exist, long-term cost and operational efficiencies will be realised through jointly building new sites and consolidating existing masts and antennas.

There will be reduced capital and operating expenditure arising from the fewer number of sites required, with significant savings anticipated by both companies over 10 years.

In addition, further areas of co-operation are actively being explored on a market by market basis, such as sharing of transmission infrastructure, among others.

Further Detail :

Germany: Both companies to share existing 2G and 3G sites. Shared masts can also be used for microwave backhaul.

Ireland: Both companies to open all network sites for sharing by the other party. New build will also be conducted jointly where roll-out plans are aligned.

Spain: Both companies to extend existing site share agreement from 2007, which includes the shared usage of power, cabinets and mast. To date 2,200 sites are shared under this agreement. During 2009 and 2010 additional sites will be included.

UK: Both companies to focus on joint build of new sites and consolidation of existing 2G and 3G sites.

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Notes to Editors:

Principles of network sharing: In the UK and Ireland, the elements of the network to be shared include: masts, antennas, sites, cabinets and power supply. The network electronics Nodes B (3G), BTS (2G) and the radio network controllers which are linked to the core network are to remain independent. In Germany and Spain, masts and cabinets are shared, along with power supply.

About Vodafone
The Vodafone Group is the world’s leading international mobile communications group with approximately 289 million proportionate customers as of 31 December 2008. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 27 countries across five continents and over 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.vodafone.com.

About Telefónica
Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications operators by market capitalisation. Its activities are centred mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses, while its broadband business is the key growth driver underpinning both. It operates in 24 countries and has a global customer base of 260 million. Telefónica’s growth strategy is focused on the markets in which it has a strong foothold: Spain, Europe and Latin America. Telefónica is a 100% private company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders.

Vodafone Disclaimer:

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to Vodafone’s expectations and future performance resulting from the proposed transaction. Forward-looking statements are sometimes, but not always, identified by their use of a date in the future or such words as “anticipates”, “aims”, “could”, “may”, “should”, “expects”, “believes”, “intends”, “plans” or “targets”. In particular, such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to expected network rollout and coverage, product and service offerings, network performance, the realisation of cost and operational efficiencies and associated cost savings, reductions in capital and operating expenditure, reductions in masts and the expected number of shared sites. By their nature, forward-looking statements are inherently predictive, speculative and involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, risks involving Vodafone’s ability to realise the expected benefits associated with the transaction, the impact of legal or other proceedings, and continued growth in the market for mobile services and general economic conditions in Europe, in particular the UK and Ireland. Furthermore, a review of the reasons why actual results and developments may differ materially from the expectations disclosed or implied within forward-looking statements can be found by referring to the information contained under the heading “Principal Risk Factors and Uncertainties” in Vodafone Group Plc’s Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2008 and “Other Information – Forward-Looking Statements” in Vodafone Group Plc’s Half-Year Financial Report for the six months ended 30 September 2008. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements in this press release will be realised. Neither Vodafone nor any of its affiliates intends to update these forward-looking statements.

Telefónica Disclaimer

This document contains statements that constitute forward looking statements of the Company or its management, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the customer base, estimates regarding future growth in the different business lines and the global business, market share, financial results and other aspects of the activity and situation relating to the Company.

Such forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward looking statements as a result of various factors.

Analysts and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward looking statements which speak only as of the date of this communication. Telefónica undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward looking statements which may be made to reflect events and circumstances after the date of this communication including without limitation changes in Telefónica´s business or acquisition strategy or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Analysts and investors are encouraged to consult the Company’s prospectus as well as periodic filings made with the relevant financial regulatory authorities.

O2 introduces 24 month iPhone tariff

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O2 introduces 24 month iPhone tariff

O2 today announces that from April 3rd it will introduce a new 24 month tariff option for iPhone customers looking for added value in return for added commitment. Customers who sign up to the 24 month tariff can get the 8GB iPhone 3G for free at £34.26 per month and the 16GB iPhone 3G for free at £44.05 per month.

Customers who take out a 24 month contract will continue to receive all the benefits of an iPhone tariff, including visual voicemail, unlimited UK data and unlimited access to over 9,500 public Wi-Fi hotspots (provided by The Cloud and BT Openzone)*.

The 24 month iPhone 3G contract is only available at the £34.26 and £44.05 tariff points (see attached chart). The 18 month iPhone 3G tariffs remain unchanged. Visit www.o2.co.uk/iphone for full details of the 18 month tariff options.

“The iPhone has been hugely popular with over one million units sold in the UK,” said Peter Rampling, Marketing Director at Telefónica O2 UK. “This new 24 month tariff option will meet the demand of customers who are looking for added value in exchange for committing to a longer contract.”

The 24 month iPhone 3G tariff will be available through O2, Apple and Carphone Warehouse sales channels from 3rd April.

iPhone 3G combines three products in one - a revolutionary phone, widescreen iPod and breakthrough internet device, to create an incredible mobile experience. With fast 3G networking, GPS mapping and support for enterprise features including Microsoft Exchange, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. The groundbreaking App Store provides access to tens of thousands of applications from games to social networking to financial planning and health management, generating more than 800 million downloads to date. iPhone 3G is now available in 80 countries around the world.

O2 Scoops Two Awards for Outstanding Sales Efforts

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O2 Scoops Two Awards for Outstanding Sales Efforts

O2 has lifted two awards, Strategic Account Manager of the Year and B2B Sales Team of the Year, at the UK sales industry’s premier awards ceremony, the National Sales Awards.

Police Business Development Manger Brendan McLaughlin won Strategic Account Manager of the Year for his work with UK police forces. As O2’s highest achieving Account Manager, Brendan has achieved customer satisfaction scores of 100% and secured new contracts during 2008/9 worth several million pounds. Managing over 100 relationships with 23 UK police forces he has been responsible for an average increase in national Police contract connections and revenue of 158% during the last 12 months.

Brendan said of the win, “The whole process of entering and winning at the National Sales Awards made me scrutinise my role at O2 and the value I bring to the company. Seeing the quality of the finalists in my category made the win even more rewarding. I hope this award inspires my colleagues to strive even harder to achieve success”.

Andy Bell’s Public Sector Acquisition Team won B2B Sales Team of the Year in recognition of the collaboration and team work that led to significant success in 2008. The team sells to the Health and Education sectors, Local and Central Government, NHS, Charities and Housing Associations. Leveraging skills learned through O2’s Sales Academy programme, the team have been able to better serve their public sector customers and attain a stronger position in this market.

Andy Bell commented, “We’ve worked tirelessly for the last few years and the phenomenal success we’ve had in the public sector means we’ve doubled the size of our team. Winning this award is testament to the progress we’ve made in a new market for O2.”

In addition to the two awards won, three O2 sales staff were shortlisted as finalists. These include:

* Louise Fellows - Sales Newcomer of the Year – Field Based
* Carl Taylor - Sales Professional of the Year – Field Based
* Darren Marsh - Account Manager of the Year

Ben Dowd, Business Sales Director at Telefonica O2 UK, commented: “With two prestigious awards under our belt we can be sure we are delivering what our customers want. The awards, and those who were shortlisted, reflect not only the massive effort and investment we have put into our sales teams but our success in spite of added challenges brought about by the global economic crisis. These wins show we have the ability to continue to win in a tough market, as we have a winning formula.”

The awards ceremony took place on 25th February at the London Hilton.

More O2 customers make the list

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More O2 customers make the list

Every Pay Monthly customer to benefit from the O2 Priority List

From 23 March, O2 will be extending the exclusive benefits of its O2 Priority List to every customer on a Pay Monthly tariff, bringing a range of unique rewards and offers to customers across O2.

Currently, Silver is the lowest tier of the O2 Priority List, and is for those Pay Monthly customers who spend between £35.01 and £50 per month. Those who spend more are included in either the Gold or Platinum tiers. The new Blue tier will include every customer who spends under £35 a month and brings unique benefits including O2 Priority Ticketing (tickets to UK gigs at The O2 and the O2 Academies 48 hours before general release), Fair Deal (offering our existing customers the same deal as new customers plus a little bit extra) and O2 Treats (free minutes and texts that can be changed every three months).

Peter Rampling, Marketing Director, Telefónica O2 UK, said “We are extending the benefits of our successful affinity programme to the entire Pay Monthly base rewarding our customers with unique benefits and thanking them for being part of O2. O2 Priority List gives our customers value for money, control and excitement.”

To view the key benefits of the O2 Priority List from 23 March, including the new Blue tier, please click on the attached table

Parrot and LG Electronics join forces in the development of interoperable NFC services on the KU380-NFC Phone based on STMicroelectronics’ Single-Chip ST21NFCA

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Parrot and LG Electronics join forces in the development of interoperable NFC services on the KU380-NFC Phone based on STMicroelectronics’ Single-Chip ST21NFCA

Parrot and LG Electronics

join forces in the development of interoperable NFC services
on the KU380-NFC Phone based on STMicroelectronics’ Single-Chip ST21NFCA

Demos at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona (Hall 2.1 - Booth A63)

Paris, France - 16 February 2009 - Parrot, worldwide leader for wireless peripherals around the mobile phone, and LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, have joined forces for the development of innovative and interoperable NFC (Near Field Communication) services on LG’s KU380-NFC phone.

LG’s KU380-NFC phone, which is among the first NFC-enabled handsets, by taking advantage of the ST21NFCA capabilities to support both NFC card-emulation and reader modes, offers now enhanced functionalities with Parrot’s NFC enabled products.

Besides payment and transport applications, Parrot, as the only company developing consumer electronic NFC enabled products, propose a new way to connect devices by using the NFC technology. Now, such services are available on the KU380-NFC phone, using its reader mode capabilities offered by ST’s ST21NFCA chip.

Automatic pictures transfer from the KU380-NFC phone to the Parrot Specchio by Martin Szekely new NFC enabled digital photo frame is part of such new NFC services supplied by the platform combined with the ST21NFCA chip. This new feature demonstrates the Bluetooth® Pairing and NFC Card Type 4 capability based on STMicroelectronics’ Smartcard chip ST23YR80. Other reader mode applications like the dynamic Smart Posters Frame are also developed currently by Parrot.

Using an open architecture with the latest ETSI standards, such as the Host Controller Interface (HCI), Single Wire Protocol (SWP) for communication with the (U)SIM card, in addition to 13.56MHz-based RF communication standards, the KU380-NFC is able to store card-based services as electronic coupons, affinity cards proposed by Parrot’s platform.

This does represent valuable services an enterprise can offer to consumers as it could take the form of multiple applications, from the simple sharing of information to promotional activities.

At the occasion of the Mobile World Congress, Parrot will show demos of Bluetooth-NFC pairing and dynamic tag platform on its booth: Hall 2.1 - Booth A63.

About Parrot

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free kits on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs 500 people worldwide, generates 86.6% of its sales overseas and stands as a fast-growth company (2007 revenues: 220 million euros, tripled since 2005) listed since 2006 on Euronext, Paris.

Euronext Paris - Eurolist, Compartment B: FR0004038263 - PARRO www.parrot.com

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in 114 operations including 82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD 44 billion, LG is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the world’s leading producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners, front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

LG Electronics Mobile Communication Company (LG) is a leading producer of mobile handsets. LG creates handsets that provide optimized mobile experience to customers around the world with its cutting-edge technology and innovative handset design capabilities. With advanced wireless solutions, LG is rapidly expanding its presence and market share globally. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

New Parrot by Philippe Starck wireless stereo speakers

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New Parrot by Philippe Starck wireless stereo speakers

New Parrot by Philippe Starck

Wireless stereo speakers

A visionary creation, a true prodigy of technology,
For a new relationship to sound

Paris, 28 January 2009 - Parrot, the specialist in wireless mobile telephony devices, is today unveiling its latest product: ‘Zikmu’, the Parrot by Philippe Starck set of wireless speakers. Parrot are also proud to announce that the ‘Zikmu’, the Parrot by Philippe Starck recently won 1st prize at the 4th annual Bluetooth SIG Best of CES contest in Las Vegas.

To discover an object or a place designed by Philippe Starck is to walk into a world of vivid imagination and to live a fantasy. For more than 30 years, this unconventional creator, designer and architect has been boldly present in our everyday life, creating iconic destinations that are pure poetry and change the vision of life and objects that are “good” before they are beautiful.

Born from the elegance of minimum and an absolute technology, the Parrot by Philippe Starck wireless speakers, with their aerial curves and dense black lacquered colour, inscribe themselves in timelessness.

“These speakers are thoroughly modern, thanks to all their technical specifications, but also because they represent the least possible,” explains Philippe Starck. “They feature the most extreme and formidable technology with the fewest possible materials to deliver maximum effect: that is the magic.”

Parrot and the wonders of wireless technology

The Parrot by Starck speakers stand on the cutting edge of new wireless technologies: whatever the source, the Parrot by Starck speakers faithfully reproduce all your tracks without any wires in sight.

“The way we listen to music has radically changed: when I was a kid, you took an LP, you put it on the record player and then you listened to it,” explains Henri Seydoux, CEO and founder of Parrot. “Nowadays, you carry your music around with you, which can come from a wide range of sources. With the Parrot by Philippe Starck speakers, we wanted to create an eye-catching product to accompany these new ways of enjoying music,” Henri Seydoux adds.

Discover the match made in heaven between an iPod®/iPhone™ and these irrepressible speakers. The Parrot by Starck speakers have been designed for compatibility with the entire range of latest generation Apple players. Using the docking station built into one of the columns, you can enjoy your favourite music while recharging your player. In addition, control your speakers and your iPhone™ / iPod® from the comfort of your sofa using the smart remote control.

Also take advantage of the tracks stored on your PC by streaming them to the speakers via Wi-Fi or unleash the music stored on your mobile phone, PC or Mac® thanks to the Bluetooth® stereo (A2DP) wireless technology. You will never grow tired of discovering the wide range of different uses available with the Parrot by Starck speakers.

Say goodbye to those unsightly wires - the two speakers communicate with each other using Bluetooth technology: at last, take advantage of true stereo sound by positioning the speakers wherever you want in the room.

Prodigious 360° immersive sound

With the Parrot by Starck speakers, discover NXT™ technology that revolutionises the face of acoustic design: an extra-flat membrane creates small-scale vibrations across its entire surface to faithfully reproduce the medium and treble frequencies, optimally radiating sound from both sides of the speaker. Take advantage of the 360° immersive sound, wherever you happen to be in relation to the speakers.

“We were not aiming to create just another speaker,” says Philippe Starck. “Our design focused more on making the air vibrate. There is actually a three-dimensional feel to the vibration, meaning that the air is palpable, almost humanlike in presence, like a fragrance.”

Regardless of the size of the room and the position of the columns, the sound will adapt to the acoustics. A 100W total power output will immerse you in unrivalled precision, crystal-clear sound. A special acoustic hollow has been carefully engineered into the lower part of the speakers to give the bass frequencies maximum depth.

The size of the speakers (75 cm) has been specially designed to maximise listening quality when sitting on the sofa or at the desk for an optimal sound experience every day.

The Parrot by Starck wireless speakers will be available in Spring 2009 on www.parrotshopping.com at £1200 inc. VAT, followed by the brand’s usual retailers (department stores, etc.).

For further information on the Parrot by Philippe Starck wireless speakers, the Parrot designer collection or the other products in Parrot’s wireless range, visit our website at www.parrot.com / www.starck.com or contact:

Parrot (Bite PR)

Graham Day / Holly Axelrad

Tel. 020 8834 3457 / 020 88343427

Email. Graham.Day@bitepr.com/ Holly.Axelrad@bitepr.com

Starck

press@starcknetwork.com

About Parrot

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free kits on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs 500 people worldwide, generates 86.6% of its sales overseas and stands as a fast-growth company (2007 revenues: 220 million euros, tripled since 2005) listed since 2006 on Euronext, Paris.Euronext Paris - Eurolist, Compartment B: FR0004038263 - PARRO www.parrot.com

Krusell - TOP-10 selling phones in March 2009.

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Krusell - TOP-10 selling phones in March 2009.

1. (1) Samsung SGH-i900/i910 Omnia
2. (7) Nokia 3109
3. (3) Nokia 6300
4. (2) HTC Touch HD
5. (8) Nokia E71
6. (4) Nokia E51
7. (10) Nokia 3120
8. (8) Nokia 5800
9. (5) Blackberry Storm
10. (-) Samsung M8800
() = Last month’s position.

The top selling list for March reflects the growing trend where we see an increased demand for a well designed protection for smart phones, says Ulf Sandberg CEO at Krusell. The Omnia as well as Touch HD and the E-series from Nokia are good examples of precious devices that the user is anxious to protect, and to do it with style. The consumers are becoming more demanding and they don’t except solutions that doesn’t combine protection, user-friendliness and good design.

The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its “Top 10″-list for March 2009. The list is based on number of pieces of model specific mobile and smart phone cases ordered from Krusell during March 2009. Krusell’s list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.

Krusell - TOP-10 selling phones in February 2009.

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Krusell - TOP-10 selling phones in February 2009.

1. (1) Samsung SGH-i900/i910 Omnia
2. (2) HTC Touch HD
3. (5) Nokia 6300
4. (3) Nokia E51
5. (4) Blackberry Storm
6. (8) Nokia E71
7. (6) Nokia 3109
8. (-) Nokia 5800
9. (7) Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia
10. (-) Nokia 3120
() = Last month’s position.

Samsung’s flagship Omnia is still number one on Krusell’s Top 10 bestseller list for February. Nokia’s efforts in promoting the new touch screen phone Nokia 5800 has had an impact on the sales in February. Still it is not yet threatening the top segment. Next month when this model has reached more markets, we will probably see a change in the Top 3 positions, says Ulf Sandberg, CEO at Krusell.

The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its “Top 10″-list for February 2009. The list is based on number of pieces of model specific mobile and smart phone cases ordered from Krusell during February 2009. Krusell’s list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.
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Facts:
Krusell International AB with 130 million SEK in turnover and 300 employees is a Swedish company exporting high-end cases around the world. After more than 15 years in the cell phone industry, Krusell is established as one of the leading brands in its niche. Besides cases for mobile phones, Krusell also produces cases for digital cameras, laptops, MP3-players, GPS and portable gaming. Most Krusell cases sold are equipped with their patented carrying solution, Multidapt.
The headquarters of Krusell are located in Mölndal, Sweden.

For information about Krusell, please visit www.krusell.se

Krusell expand its product range with GPS cases.

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Krusell expand its product range with GPS cases.

The Swedish case manufacturer Krusell continues to expand their product range. In 2008 Krusell launched new lines of laptop bags and camera cases. Now Krusell also add GPS cases to their assortment. With its width in their product range, Krusell becomes a full range supplier of cases for portable electronics with a total of more than 600 various cases that fits more than 5000 various electronic devices.

- We will offer two different product lines to start with. Atlas is the hard case for good protection of the unit, and Explorer is the soft padded case in durable nylon, says Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director at Krusell International. The cases are universal, fits most GPS units and have necessary features such as pockets for chargers etc.

The cases will be officially launched at Cebit in Hannover March 3rd-8th and CTIA in Las Vegas April 1-3rd.

Facts:
Krusell International AB with 130 million SEK in turnover and 300 employees is a Swedish company exporting high-end cases around the world. After more than 15 years in the cell phone industry, Krusell is established as one of the leading brands in its niche. Besides cases for mobile phones, Krusell also produces cases for digital cameras, laptops, MP3-players, GPS and portable gaming. Most Krusell cases sold are equipped with their patented carrying solution, Multidapt.
The headquarters of Krusell are located in Mölndal, Sweden.

For information about Krusell, please visit www.krusell.se

Visit Krusell at Cebit: Hall 16, Stand G13.
Visit Krusell at CTIA: Central Hall, Stand 8627.

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