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Sierra Wireless and IBM Announce Wireless Bundle in China
Posted: 19-Apr-2003 [Source: IBM]

[The tri-band GPRS Sierra Wireless AirCard 750 to be bundled with the IBM ThinkPad T40 notebook series with built-in WLAN functionaltiy to be made available in China.]

Vancouver, BC -- Sierra Wireless and IBM announced today a bundled wireless solution using the latest technology in their award winning product lines for mobile professionals and enterprise customers in China. The bundle includes the Sierra Wireless AirCard(r) 750, a wireless wide area network (WWAN) PC Card, combined with the IBM ThinkPad T40 notebook series, a high-end notebook computer with built in wireless local area network (WLAN) functionality. IBM chose the AirCard to complement this unique offering specifically for its high performance wide area wireless capabilities and for its ability to enhance an end-to-end mobile solution.

The new IBM-Sierra Wireless bundle makes it easier for companies to share and access information while providing total mobility for employees who travel and work in the field. Wirelessly enabled devices like the ThinkPad T40 notebook, allows mobile professionals to gain instant access to important information on corporate networks, the Internet, and other personal information. The added benefit of having the increased power of wide area access with the AirCard 750 ensures mobile users can leverage existing e-mail and corporate applications when working away from the office.

"This new bundle combines the strength of reputable IBM products with the power of the Sierra Wireless AirCard. The combination of these high performance products brings the best the market has together in one easy to use solution. Customers will benefit from the quality and reliability of an IBM-Sierra Wireless solution which offers a fast and secure method of retrieving and gathering information while working on the go," said Julie Ju, Executive of PCD for IBM China.

"We share IBM's vision and dedication to provide complete solutions that wirelessly enable mobile professionals," said Jason Cohenour, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Sierra Wireless. "This latest bundle is an example of how Sierra Wireless is committed to working with our partners to deliver complete and compelling wireless data solutions for corporate enterprises and mobile professionals. By bundling our products, we offer our customers more ways to stay wirelessly connected and ensure complete access to information anywhere - anytime."

The ThinkPad T40 is the newest member of IBM's award winning 'T' notebook series with industry-leading performance and new standards for battery life, portability, ergonomics, and the most secure wireless access available on select models. It is designed to help people and companies adjust to rapidly changing business circumstances. For more information on the ThinkPad T40 please visit www.pc.ibm.com.

The Sierra Wireless AirCard 750 is a high-performance wireless solution for notebook computers, personal digital assistants, Pocket PCs, and other handheld devices. Now available in international markets, the AirCard 750 is a tri-band wireless PC Card for worldwide access to GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) networks. For more information on the AirCard 750 please visit www.sierrawireless.com/ProductsOrdering/AC750_GSM.html.

The IBM-Sierra Wireless bundle is available in the China market through IBM. For more information about this wireless bundle please call 800-8101818-5351 or visit www900.ibm.com/cn/promotion/pc/thinkpad_t40/index.shtml#t.

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