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April 6, 2009

Ericsson and Avea launch mobile broadband in Turkey

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Ericsson and Avea launch mobile broadband in Turkey

Turkish operator Avea will introduce high-speed mobile broadband services to its more than 12 million subscribers with the help of WCDMA/HSPA and mobile backhaul technology from Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). The companies have signed a four-year contract for HSPA-enabled network.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be one of the main suppliers and will integrate and deploy WCDMA/HSPA radio access and packet core networks, as well as a complete mobile-backhaul solution based on microwave transmission and optical transport. The new HSPA-enabled network will ensure mobile broadband without bottlenecks, allowing Avea to offer innovative multimedia services and high-speed mobile internet access. Additionally, Ericsson will expand and upgrade the speed and capacity of Avea’s existing GSM network.

Ericsson will also be responsible for network deployment, systems integration and support including spare-parts management. Deployment and integration work has already started.

Cüneyt Türktan, General Manager of Avea, says: “With Ericsson’s leading HSPA technology, we can position ourselves in the dynamic and competitive Turkish market, and ensure our subscribers enjoy a richer communications experience, including high-speed mobile broadband that enables anytime-anywhere access.”

Anders Lindblad, Head of Ericsson Turkey & Israel, says: “We are honored to be chosen by Avea to help them bring advanced high-speed mobile broadband services to their customers across Turkey. This strategically important deal strengthens our partnership and reaffirms Ericsson’s global leadership in HSPA and mobile backhaul.”

Sagem Sécurité deploys solar-powered radars in the United Arab Emirates

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Sagem Sécurité deploys solar-powered radars in the United Arab Emirates

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just delivered radars powered by solar energy to Abu Dhabi Police. This latest generation of Mesta family radars is deployed on the motorway between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

Powered by solar panels, these automated speed control systems use Doppler technology, and operate day and night, totally independently. Easily used in any type of road infrastructure, they also save electricity costs. These radars will enhance safety by reducing the number of accidents, while strengthening the United Arab Emirates’ commitment to environmental protection.

“Thanks to our tailored, innovative and durable safety solutions, Sagem Sécurité is building a long-term partnership with Abu Dhabi Police,” said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. “We have once again shown our ability to adapt to a broad range of operating environments. At the same time, the choice of this type of system by the United Arab Emirates confirms their solid local commitment to ‘green’ energies.”

Sagem Sécurité is one of the first companies in the world to deploy a radar system using renewable energy. It also consolidates the company’s leadership in advanced Research & Development, and its commitment to improve road safety.

Fujitsu Technology Solutions improves Efficient E-Mail initiative with new archiving software from EMC

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Fujitsu Technology Solutions improves Efficient E-Mail initiative with new archiving software from EMC
EMC SourceOne Email Management optimizes e-mail archiving
The Efficient E-Mail initiative from Fujitsu Technology Solutions is today extended by another powerful product, EMC SourceOne Email Management. EMC’s next-generation e-mail archiving software files and stores e-mail and instant messages to improve the efficiency of messaging systems, to reduce storage costs, and to improve backup and recovery processes. This addition to the Efficient E-Mail initiative is the latest step in a long partnership between Fujitsu Technology Solutions and EMC to deliver tightly-integrated storage solutions.

EMC SourceOne Email Management delivers sophisticated new functions including direct access to e-mail archives via smartphones such as BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices, as well as a simple yet powerful Web-based search interface. In addition, the underlying EMC SourceOne architecture provides scalability and high availability, making it a reliable and powerful solution for e-mail archiving within the Efficient E-Mail initiative.

EMC SourceOne Email Management is available to Fujitsu Technology Solutions’ customers from today. Customers with existing service contracts for EMC EmailXtender 4.8 are offered a range of free-of-charge migration options .

Intelligent archiving lightens mailbox loads

The Efficient E-Mail initiative was designed to offer an ideal e-mail infrastructure for Exchange environments. The main focus of this initiative is e-mail archiving, easing the load on Exchange servers and allowing for e-mail management including backup. In addition, companies are able to save and index e-mails, and retain them to document business processes and compliance with legal regulations. With the Efficient E-Mail initiative, Fujitsu Technology Solutions combines modular hardware, software and services for individual solutions.

Helmut Beck, Vice President Storage Business at Fujitsu Technology Solutions commented: “By adding EMC SourceOne Email Management, we are enhancing the value proposition of our Efficient E-Mail initiative. As enterprises of all sizes struggle to stay on top of relentlessly-increasing information bloat, mainly caused by a glut of e-mail, EMC SourceOne Email Management provides a versatile enhancement to management and archiving.”

John O’Melia, EMC’s Vice President of Content Management and Archiving for EMEA, commented: “The addition of EMC SourceOne Email Management to the Efficient E-Mail initiative from Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the latest development in our long-established history together of delivering enhanced productivity solutions to our customers. The integration of EMC SourceOne Email Management into the Efficient E-Mail initiative provides users with state-of-the-art archiving software for e-mail within an integrated, coordinated solution.”

Future-proof new PRIMERGY server design from Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers more for less

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Future-proof new PRIMERGY server design from Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers more for less
Dual Socket S5 server family system, more operations for fewer watts with Cool-safe™ chassis, new Green IT label models

Munich, March 30, 2009 —

The new PRIMERGY Dual Socket S5 server architecture from Fujitsu Siemens Computers is future proof, and already available to order with the new line-up of Intel CPUs. The PRIMERGY S5 generation system’s performance, power efficiency, usability and built-in virtualization technology make it the perfect platform for dynamic infrastructures, while its Cool-safe chassis saves energy and reduces operational costs.

Masami Yamamoto, Corporate Senior Vice President, Fujitsu Limited says: “The new global product line of PRIMERGY servers means the Fujitsu Group is ideally positioned to increase its worldwide presence of products, solutions and data center services. With its brand values of outstanding quality, performance and green features, PRIMERGY is a cornerstone of Fujitsu’s strategy. The new Dual Socket S5 generation underlines Fujitsu’s continued orientation on customer requirements.”

New generation PRIMERGY Dual Socket S5 servers are designed with present and future customer requirements in mind. The new systems are optimized for maximum performance, with a memory capacity of up to 144 GB, and offer the latest Intel Xeon® 5500 processor series, codenamed Nehalem, unveiled today by Intel. With their new levels of performance and reliability, the new dual-socket PRIMERGY S5 models are ideal for virtualization scenarios and consolidation projects, as in many cases, a single server is a perfect substitute for a cluster of older servers.

Green IT is a key part of the design of the new PRIMERGY S5 server range. The new models are among the first servers to be marked with Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ own Green IT label and achieve a coveted two-star ranking in this stringent labeling scheme. They ship with power supply units that are high efficient. Innovative ServerView Power Management features make it easy to conserve power, resulting in lower energy costs per server. In addition, the new servers feature “Cool-safe”, a unique new cooling-optimized design, which further cuts energy consumption. All in all, the new PRIMERGY S5 servers do more with less power, helping contribute to a significant drop in lifetime ownership costs.

The dual-socket category is one of the largest x86 server market segments. Offering a choice of machines that ideally suited to customer environments, five new dual-socket models are already ready to ship – the range starting with the TX300 S5 (tower server), the RX200 S5 (1U rack server), and the RX300 S5 (2U rack server). In June, two more PRIMERGY models, the TX200 S5 (tower server) and BX620 S5 (Blade server) will complement the product range.

Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Server Business at Fujitsu Siemens Computers says: “The new S5 generation of PRIMERGY servers make a real breakthrough in terms of lifetime ownership costs. We are introducing a revolutionary new design that optimizes cooling and usability as well as immediately being able to offer the next-generation Intel Xeon processors. The result is a very high performance range of servers that are able to provide the performance for long-term data center deployment. The new PRIMERGY S5 generation is built to save time and resources and is a good example of how our innovative server design meets customers’ needs now and in the future.”

„The new Intel Xeon® processor 5500 is another key milestone in Intel’s approach to increase the power while reducing power consumption in Servers” says Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa at Intel. “Customers can unleash the power and energy efficiency of the new Intel Xeon® processor 5500 series now, as vendors such as Fujitsu Siemens Computers have the technology ready to make it available immediately.”

The new PRIMERGY Dual Socket S5 servers are available to order immediately. Shipping dates outside EMEA may vary.

Press pictures can be downloaded from: http://www.fsc-mediaserver.com/ms/go.cfm?itemid=29137&jumpfactor=18 .

A Green New Year: Fujitsu Siemens Computers already meets the new EU law requirements for standby power consumption

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A Green New Year: Fujitsu Siemens Computers already meets the new EU law requirements for standby power consumption
Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ professional PCs already use less than 1 Watt when on standby

Munich, January 05, 2009 —

The majority of Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ professional PCs already meet the new EU directive regarding low standby power consumption. The regulation went into effect on January 5, 2009 with a one year transitional period. The law states that as of

all electrical and electronic office as well as household equipment must prove that they use less than 1 Watt on standby power. Thanks to Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ innovative “Low Power Soft Off” function, PCs in the ESPRIMO C/E/P5730 and ESPRIMO E/P7935 series as well as the CELSIUS W370 workstation are already well below this value today. Around 90 percent of these professional PCs are even below 0.5 Watt – a rate that is not required by law until 2013. These high standards from the leading European IT infrastructure provider emphasize once again Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ environmental product policy and its innovative leadership in “Green IT”. Last year, the company had already introduced its 0-Watt-Monitor.

The directive states that the new EU regulation “should increase the market penetration of technologies yielding improved energy efficiency for standby functionalities and off-mode losses, leading to estimated energy savings of 35 TWh by 2020, compared to a business-as-usual scenario.” The full directive can be seen at
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:339:0045:0052:EN:PDF

Fujitsu Siemens Computers fully supports this objective. In order to move device power consumption towards zero, the company has developed a function known as “Low Power Soft Off/Deep Sleep”. A pre-defined setting allows the user to minimize energy consumption during the standby mode to less than one Watt. This configuration provides power just for the on/off switch but only enough so that it can “wake up” the system again.

As of January 5, 2010, standby power consumption of less than 1 Watt is legally required by the EU, and is also a prerequisite for the CE certificate. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has already been meeting this requirement for over 12 months – even before the law went into effect, and proving once again that the company is a market leader in “Green IT”.

Product details and technical specifications are online at: http://www.fujitsu-siemens.de/esprimo and www.fujitsu-siemens.com/press.

Product photos are at www.fsc-mediaserver.com.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers:

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT infrastructure provider.

Our range of infrastructure products, solutions, services and managed infrastructure offers and the various combinations thereof give our customers the opportunity to select exactly the IT infrastructure that perfectly meets their requirements.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is represented in all the key markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East covering large-account customers as well as small and medium-sized companies and consumers. The Infrastructure Services division is active in approximately 170 countries. The company benefits from the global cooperation and innovation power of both its shareholders, Fujitsu Ltd. and Siemens AG.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is one of the first manufacturers to offer an entire range of environmentally compatible products and also a pioneer in using environmentally-conscious technologies and processes covering the entire product lifecycle.

More information about Fujitsu Siemens Computers is in Internet: www.fujitsu-siemens.de
For Corporate Social Responsibility, please see: http://www.fujitsu-siemens.de/aboutus/sor/index.html. http://www.fujitsu-siemens.de/aboutus/sor/index.html

HTC Snap™ makes staying in touch with more people less complicated

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HTC Snap™ makes staying in touch with more people less complicated

HTC’s newest QWERTY smartphone features “Inner Circle”
to automatically prioritize email from life’s most important people

LAS VEGAS – April 1, 2009 – HTC Corporation today debuted its newest QWERTY smartphone, the HTC Snap™. Designed with a set of features selected to deliver everything customers need without overwhelming them with things they don’t, the HTC Snap makes it easier than ever to stay in contact with life’s most important people.

A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive® and commissioned by HTC* found that 44% of US adults are often overwhelmed by the amount of email they receive, and over half (55%) of US adults prioritize five or fewer people with whom they communicate via email. In response to these issues, HTC’s innovative Inner Circle feature allows HTC Snap users to press a dedicated Inner Circle key to bring emails from a preselected group of people to the top of their inbox, enabling important messages to be acted upon immediately.

“Recognizing that people are being overwhelmed by an avalanche of email, the HTC Snap introduces Inner Circle, an HTC innovation that makes it easy for people to prioritize messages from the most important people in their lives at the press of a button,” said John Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Snap represents the latest step in HTC’s mission to create a range of innovative smartphones, each with specific benefits designed to both surprise and delight our customers.”

With a slim, sleek profile designed to fit perfectly in the hand, the HTC Snap measures less than a half-inch thick (12 mm), yet it can deliver up to eight and a half hours of talk time with the standard 1500mAh battery. The full QWERTY keyboard is ergonomically designed with extra-large domed keys and responsive tactile feedback to make typing emails and text messages fast, accurate and comfortable. High-speed 3G HSPA connectivity makes it quick and easy to send pictures to friends, access favorite social networking sites, or download large files while on the go.

The HTC Snap is powerful enough for experienced business users looking for an affordable, straightforward choice for remotely synchronizing email, calendar and contacts with their Microsoft Exchange server. However, the flexible Microsoft Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard platform allows the HTC Snap to also be simple enough for first-time smartphone users wanting to keep their family life organized.

The HTC Snap is expected to be available in select channels during the second quarter of 2009, rolling out in markets around the world throughout the second half of the year. Additionally, an unlocked version supporting HSDPA at 850/1900MHz for the US market will be made available under the name HTC S522 during the summer.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich smartphone and PDA Phone devices.

Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art PDA Phones and smartphones for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC devices and as products individually customized for operator and device partners.

HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

In shops now: Nintendo DSi

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In shops now: Nintendo DSi
The Nintendo DSi is the latest way to enjoy gaming on the go! Packed with exciting new features, the Nintendo DSi lets your personality shine through by offering exclusive downloadable software and applications to make your portable personal!

Check out all the exciting details at our Nintendo DSi section where you can watch in-depth videos covering all the new features available, catch up on the latest Nintendo DSi news and take a peek into the minds of the people behind the console in the Iwata Asks section.

And don’t forget that for a limited time after the European launch of Nintendo DSi, connecting to the Nintendo DSi Shop will automatically earn you 1000 Nintendo DSi Points to exchange for new games and applications!

The Nintendo DSi is available from shops now!

Take a comfy seat in Animal Crossing on a one-of-a-kind chair!

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Take a comfy seat in Animal Crossing on a one-of-a-kind chair!
Are you missing a unique piece of furniture to give your place that special touch? Well then, you’re in luck, because for ten days in April, (from April 3-13), you can get your hands on a very special seat in Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City for Wii. You’ll be the envy of the town as you relax in this exclusive Nintendo DSi chair!

If you have your Wii connected to the Internet, you’re well on your way to receiving an exclusive Nintendo DSi chair to lounge around on! Read the tutorial below to find out how you can ensure this exclusive gift makes it to your mailbox.

Tomorrow on Virtual Console

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Tomorrow on Virtual Console
Download some of the best games from the N64, NES, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive, SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, NEOGEO, Commodore 64 and TurboGrafx (PC Engine) eras in Wii’s Virtual Console!
New games are added to the Wii Shop Channel regularly. This week, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask are ready for you to download.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Nintendo 64

The acclaimed sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time arrives on Virtual Console! Link must wield the power of several magical masks to save the land from destruction – and he has only 72 hours to do it! Majora’s Mask is an epic, gripping race against time that should belong in every fan’s collection

Nintendo DSiWare launch titles announced

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Nintendo DSiWare launch titles announced
Nintendo DSi arrives in Europe this Friday, and brings with it the option of downloading a range of new software from the Nintendo DSi Shop directly to your handheld system.

This range of software will be called Nintendo DSiWare and will offer an ever-expanding collection of fun games and applications for the system. When the handheld hits shelves, the following titles will be waiting for you to download in the Nintendo DSi Shop:

• Nintendo DSi Browser: A free download that means Nintendo DSi users will be able to browse the Internet to their heart’s content.

• Paper Plane: A simple but addictive action game in which players have to guide their paper aircraft through mazes that get increasingly harder to navigate.

• Pyoro: Take control of a cute bird called Pyoro as he tries to catch the fruit that falls from the top of the screen with his tongue! If the falling fruit hits the ground, a hole appears – leaving Pyoro with an ever-shrinking area in which to move. Worse still, if a piece of fruit lands on Pyoro’s head, it’s game over!

• WarioWare: Snapped!: WarioWare: Snapped! uses the Nintendo DSi’s inner camera to put you in the frame for some fun! Using the camera’s ability to detect motion, players must complete zany tasks within a set time limit by moving their hands and faces in front of the screen.

• Art Style: AQUITE: This fun & challenging mini-game that is perfect to play on the go. Your aim is to help a little diver reach the bottom of the ocean, but getting there is more challenging than you may think!

• Art Style: CODE: Holding the Nintendo DSi sideways, like an open book, the goal is to switch around and rearrange digits, ultimately adding them together to make 10. Once selected, the digits adding up to 10 will all disappear. Different modes offer variations on this simple yet addictive rule to ensure hours of number-crunching fun!

Nintendo DSiWare is available for download via the Nintendo DSi Shop. All Nintendo DSiWare games and applications can be purchased in exchange for Nintendo Points, which are available from retailers or directly in the Nintendo DSi Shop. Certain applications, like the Nintendo DSi Browser, are free to download.

For a limited period after the launch of Nintendo DSi on 3 April, everyone who buys the new system and connects to the Nintendo DSi Shop will receive 1000 Nintendo DSi Points for free.

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