SOURCE: Smartphone Experts

August 23, 2007 13:23 ET

Smartphone Experts Ranks 1st in Retail and 37th Overall on the 2007 Inc. 500 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 2,655.4%

Inc. Magazine Reveals Its 26th Annual List of America's 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - Inc. magazine today ranked Smartphone Experts 1st in Retail and 37th overall on its 26th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

"If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones coming up with solutions to some of our most intractable ills, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."

Smartphone Experts (www.smartphoneexperts.com) is a leading online retailer of smartphone accessories that also powers a network of e-commerce stores offering a wide selection of products, rapid fulfillment, and knowledgeable support. The company's network of stores is primarily marketed through their smartphone-centric online communities, which provide everything from editorially independent news and reviews to discussion forums. Smartphone Experts also offers its own line of bestselling accessory products developed with feedback from end users and communities.

The Smartphone Experts' e-commerce and communities network consists of several niche sites for smartphone owners, including the top-rated TreoCentral.com for Treo fans, Phonedifferent.com for iPhone followers, WMExperts.com for Windows Mobile-based users, and Crackberry.com for BlackBerry addicts.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have ranked as the fastest-growing retailer on the Inc. 500 list of private companies in America, in addition to also achieving an impressive 37th overall position on that list," said Marcus Adolfsson, president of Smartphone Experts. "Our dedicated team of smartphone aficionados and staff members have worked incredibly hard to grow the business. We look forward to continuing to build upon our success while ensuring that no matter what smart device a user has, there is a one-stop shop and community to help them learn and do more."

Complete information on this year's Inc. 500, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

Methodology

The 2007 Inc. 500 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

About Inc. magazine:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC., Inc. magazine (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 681,421, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.

About Smartphone Experts:

Founded in 2002, Smartphone Experts is a leading online retailer and manufacturer of smartphone accessories, powering a growing network of e-commerce stores that offer a wide selection of products, rapid fulfillment, and knowledgeable expert support. The company also operates several smartphone-centric online communities that provide everything from editorially independent news and reviews to discussion forums. Recently rated the fastest-growing retailer in the annual Inc. 500 listing (ranking 37th overall), the company's online properties includes TreoCentral.com, PhoneDifferent.com, WMExperts.com, CrackBerry.com, BlueShop.com, BBerry.com, and QDepot.com. More information is available at www.smartphoneexperts.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Annie Gladue
    Jedemi Communications for Smartphone Experts
    415-302-8990
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