SOURCE: Otter Products, LLC.

May 13, 2008 11:00 ET

OtterBox Announces On-the-Go Protection for Samsung's Industry Leading Q1 Ultra & Q1 Ultra Premium Family of Ultra Mobile PCs

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Otter Products, LLC. introduces the OtterBox 1990 a sleek, stylish, semi-rugged case to protect the Samsung Q1 Ultra and Q1 Ultra Premium UMPCs from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. As part of the Defender™ Series line, the 1990 safeguards from drops, bumps and scratches while still allowing complete interaction with all navigation keys, I/O ports, camera and webcam right through the case. Ultra-mobile enthusiasts and businesses employing ultra-mobile product solutions now have even more mobility!

The OtterBox 1990 maintains the small form factor of the UMPC while still providing three durable layers of protection:

--  Layer 1: Thermal formed protective clear membrane slides on to
    safeguard screen and keys from scratches, dirt and dust* (layer optional
    depending on the level of ruggedization desired)
--  Layer 2: Hi-impact polycarbonate shell snaps together over the device
--  Layer 3: Silicone skin wraps over the case to provide additional
    protection from bump and shock
    

"Mobility without compromising device ruggedness is everything and the OtterBox 1990 allows Q1 Ultra and Q1 Ultra Premium users even more convenience on the go," said Curt Richardson CEO of Otter Products, LLC. "The case provides protection from drops and scratches and offers a sense of security so people can truly work anywhere like on the airplane, in a cab, while waiting in line or rushing to a big presentation."

"Additionally, the OtterBox 1990 is ideal for those vertical market applications that require additional protection. These applications include healthcare, repair and maintenance workers, hospitality, inventory management, sales automation, education, construction, field research, real estate, insurance adjusters and others."

"Samsung Electronics is very excited about the release of the OtterBox 1990. OtterBox is the industry's leading developer of rugged and semi-rugged cases for the mobile PC industry, and Samsung strongly believes that this new solution will generate incremental business for both companies, especially as the new UMPC product category continues to expand. Samsung welcomes our new partnership with OtterBox," said Bret Berg Senior Product Marketing Manager, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Engineered with convenience in mind, the OtterBox 1990 case offers an interchangeable hand strap on the back that can be switched to the right or left side depending on the user. Additional carrying options consist of the Samsung wrist lanyard (included with Q1 Ultra and Q1 Ultra Premium UMPCs) or OtterBox offers an optional shoulder strap kit.

The OtterBox 1990 comes in black silicone on a black polycarbonate shell or black silicone on a yellow polycarbonate shell. Black cases work perfectly for military, emergency services, government or general users, and yellow cases are ideal for construction, field force automation and industrial customers. The case accommodates standard (4 cell) and extended (6 cell) batteries. An included tethered stylus with external stylus storage and a flip stand for multimedia use provide the ultimate experience and protection in one compact solution.

Suggested MSRP is $79.99.

Environmental Protection:

  Drop and Shock:
    -- Protected up to 36" to plywood on concrete

  Water Protection:
    -- This case is not fully protected against water (not intended for
       protecting against damage caused by water)

  Dust Intrusion:
    -- Protected against solid objects greater than 1mm

Additional Information:

  Optional Accessories:
    -- Shoulder strap kit
    -- Hand Strap kit

  Colors:
    -- Layer 2: black and yellow
    -- Layer 3: black
    -- Belt Clip: black

  Dimensions:
    -- 9.5 x 5.4 x1.9

  Weight (Case Only):
    -- 11.5oz

About Otter Products:

Founded in 1996, Otter Products, LLC is recognized in the design and production of rugged and now semi-rugged cases to safeguard technology and other valuables.

Built upon fundamentals of hard work, creativity, and perseverance, Otter Products is a powerhouse of innovation, manufacturing quality cases with a 100 percent lifetime guarantee.

For more information visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820.

OtterBox, never out of its element!

*Case NOT fully protected against water. Will provide some added protection against drop, bump and dust. NOT intended for protection against water intrusion.

About Samsung's Information Technology Division

Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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