SIMtone Corporation Partners with Brightstar to Offer Operators Global Fulfillment of SNAP Cloud Terminal Devices

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SIMtone Corporation, a privately held company delivering the next cloud computing paradigm, today announced a partnership with Brightstar Corporation, the global leader in customized distribution and supply chain solutions for the wireless industry. Addressing the needs of network operators and carriers that are utilizing its cloud computing platform, SIMtone will leverage Brightstar's global supply chain infrastructure to deliver zero-touch SIMtone SNAP terminals and devices. Additionally, Brightstar agreed to invest in SIMtone and will use the SIMtone cloud computing platform for its own operations.

Our partnership with Brightstar gives our customers the most reliable and comprehensive supply chain available, one that can easily scale and keep pace with growing demand for new, low-cost and very high volume cloud computing products such as SIMtone SNAP terminals and devices.

SIMtone Corporation, a privately held company delivering the next cloud computing paradigm, today announced a partnership with Brightstar Corporation, the global leader in customized distribution and supply chain solutions for the wireless industry. Addressing the needs of network operators and carriers that are utilizing its cloud computing platform, SIMtone will leverage Brightstar's global supply chain infrastructure to deliver zero-touch SIMtone SNAP terminals and devices. Additionally, Brightstar agreed to invest in SIMtone and will use the SIMtone cloud computing platform for its own operations.

SIMtone's carrier-grade universal cloud computing software platform consists of three core components - the Universal Service Provisioning platform, the Virtual Service Platform, and a series of zero-touch terminals called SNAPs. Together, these components provide network operators and their business customers with a complete platform to quickly build and ubiquitously deliver highly scalable, secure and very low-cost cloud computing services such as virtual desktops, DaaS, SaaS applications, and other Web services to anyone, anywhere and on-demand.

SIMtone SNAP terminals allow users to easily and securely access all SIMtone-powered cloud computing services from any Internet, wireless, 3G, LAN or WAN connection. SIMtone SNAP terminals are offered as standalone, low-cost hardware appliances that require zero configuration, or software terminals usable on browsers or on PCs, thin clients and mobile devices. Further extending its SNAP product line, SIMtone recently introduced its SNAPbook - an ultra-compact mobile device based on the Asus Eee hardware that enables mobile access to any cloud service from any WiFi hotspot. All SIMtone SNAP terminals deliver the full, native end-user experience created by each computing service hosted in the cloud, on-demand and on-the-fly, including full frame-rate desktop media and native USB services for printing, storage and synchronization of devices such as PDAs or the Apple iPod.

"Cloud computing is coming of age, with ever faster high speed continuous bandwidth available now nationwide in many large and emerging countries of the world, and it will bring forth real computing power to billions of people. SIMtone's ability to transform computing into very scalable network-provisionable services, universally usable by everyone with simple devices like SNAP terminals is unique and caters to the needs of all of our customers worldwide," explained Marcelo Claure, CEO of Brightstar Corporation.

"Working with network operators and carriers worldwide to deliver cloud computing services requires the capability to have a credible and reliable supply chain to distribute SIMtone SNAP terminals in their respective markets, worldwide," explained Mario Dal Canto, Chairman and CEO of SIMtone Corporation. "Our partnership with Brightstar gives our customers the most reliable and comprehensive supply chain available, one that can easily scale and keep pace with growing demand for new, low-cost and very high volume cloud computing products such as SIMtone SNAP terminals and devices."     

About Brightstar:
Brightstar Corp. is a global leader in customized distribution and supply chain solutions for the wireless industry. With global headquarters in Miami, FL, Brightstar operates sales, distribution and manufacturing facilities in 50 countries on six continents, giving it the largest global reach for its customers. Recently, Brightstar was named a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum, an exclusive list of 142 companies recognized for being visionary and fast growing businesses that have exceptional executive leadership and redefining their respective industries. The company provides solutions to more than 30,000, network operators, MVNOs, retailers, resellers, and independent agents around the world, and also represents the world's leading wireless manufacturers. The company exceeded $4.8 billion in gross revenues in 2007. For more information, visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.

About SIMtone Corporation:
The SIMtone Corporation makes cloud computing universally simple. The company has developed and commercialized the patented SIMtone Universal Cloud Computing Platform that allows network operators and businesses to host, manage and quickly provision any cloud-hosted services, and ubiquitously deliver them to zero-touch terminals that can be standalone, low cost hardware appliances, or software terminals usable via browsers or on PCs, thin clients and mobile devices. With the SIMtone, cloud services such as virtual desktops, DaaS/SaaS, PC remote access or Web services, are simple and very inexpensive to host and manage for businesses and providers, and become usable without a computer, on-demand and on-the-fly, simply and safely, by everyone, everywhere. SIMtone Corporation's North American headquarters are based in Durham, North Carolina and SIMtone International headquarters are based in Vevey, Switzerland. SIMtone is a privately-held company backed by Motorola Ventures, Brightstar Corporation and Kodiak Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.SIMtone.net.

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