SOURCE: Hop-on

January 09, 2006 15:09 ET

Hop-on Concludes Successful CES Tradeshow

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2006 -- Hop-on, Inc. (OTC: HPNN) today announced the successful conclusion of the 2006 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. Hop-on featured a full line of cell phones this year in its booth at the Launch TechZone at the 2006 International CES show in Las Vegas. The company's upgraded 20 foot by 30 foot booth facilitated better interaction with attendees, which included potential customers and carrier partners, and a variety of influential electronics and telecommunications professionals.

Hop-on's key products featured included, among others:

The Chitter Chatter tracking phone for kids (www.hop-on.com/kidsphone.html). The powerful GPS assisted Location-Based Services (LBS) tracking phone was designed to empower kids and parents with both phone and LBS tracking capabilities, with a suggested retail price of under $50. Hop-on's Chitter Chatter kids phone will solve the answer the question of "Where is my child?" through state-of-the-art GPS Enhanced LBS tracking. The Track-Me! Feature allows the user to send the address of his/her location to their parents' cell phones via a SMS message. Parents can also track their children by sending an SMS message to their child's phone. The parents will receive the address of the child's location. The location can also be tracked over the Internet. Hop-on's Chitter Chatter kids phone will let kids and parents talk from anywhere so they will not lose contact. The kid-friendly cell phone was designed with a form factor as small as a watch and can be worn at all times. Kids can easily contact parents using the Mom, Dad and Home speed-dial keys. Parents can also control who can call the phone and whom their kids can call using 7 parent-programmed numbers. Unique lunch box packaging is expected to make a winning combination.

Model 1887 (http://www.hop-on.com/hop1887.html): Hop-on's model 1887 is a tri band (900/1800/1900 MHz) camera phone. The phone has a bright color screen and 40 polyphonic/MP3 ring tones. Model 1887 also has SMS/EMS/MMS messaging service. MP3 play is standard; FM radio play is optional. The phones are available in North and South America. Other accessories include a car charger, headset, travel charger, leather case and additional battery.

Model 1890 (http://www.hop-on.com/hop1890.html): Hop-on's model 1890 is a tri band (900/1800/1900 MHz) camera phone. The phone has a bright color screen and 40 ringtones. Model 1890 also has SMS and EMS messaging service. MP3 and MP4 play is standard. The phone battery is capable of 3 hours of talk time, with 150 hours of standby time. The phones are available in North and South America. Other accessories include a car charger, headset, travel charger and leather case.

Model 1891 (http://www.hop-on.com/hop1891.html): Hop-on's model 1891 is an ultra thin tri band (900/1800/1900 MHz) camera phone. The phone has a bright color screen, with SMS and MMS messaging service. MP3 play is standard. The phone battery is capable of 3 hours of talk time, with 150 hours of standby time. The phones are available in North and South America. Other accessories include a car charger, headset, travel charger, leather case and additional battery.

Dan Gannon, Chief Executive Officer of Hop-on, commented, "CES 2006 was definitely a success for Hop-on as measured by attendee interest from potential customers and partners. We had something for everyone this year. From high tech, thin phones to MP3 players. Our GPS assisted kids tracking phone also looks like a winner, with high interest based on the price point, unique lunch box packaging and tracking feature. We are encouraged by the reception Hop-on received. We will focus our resources on turning this interest into actual orders as we move forward in 2006. We continue to make progress on all fronts and have high hopes for the coming year."

About Hop-on, Inc.

Hop-on (OTC: HPNN) develops and markets wireless phones and accessories as well as other consumer electronic equipment including the DVDs and wireless surveillance systems. Its cellular product line includes the next generation CDMA2000 handsets designed by its R&D team as well as GSM/WIFI handsets. Hop-on targets its phones to both emerging market carriers and other domestic carriers and resellers needing an entry level priced phone. In addition, Hop-on offers a line of innovative and attractively priced wireless accessories for both Hop-on phones and other leading manufacturers as well as affordable, wireless surveillance systems. Hop-on is also known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone. It was an IS-95 CDMA phone that was sold to consumers with prepaid airtime and included the capability to add on additional minutes. For more information, visit http://www.Hop-on.com.

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, among other things, the Company's business and financial plans, strategies and prospects. Although the Company believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot provide assurance that it will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, should, planned, will, may, intend, estimated, and potential, among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in any reports or documents that the Company may file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to the company or a person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary language.

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