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Wyse Technology

February 21, 2012 19:32 ET

SOFTBANK MOBILE and Wyse Announce Strategic Partnership for Mobile Cloud Apps and Services Enabling Japanese Businesses and Consumers to Access and Manage Their Content

SOFTBANK MOBILE and Wyse Are Developing New Services Powered by Wyse PocketCloud, Delivering Dramatic Impact on User Productivity and Mobility

SAN JOSE, CA and TOKYO and SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp., the progressive Japanese mobile operator, and Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced a partnership to provide remote desktop access and multi-device content management to SOFTBANK MOBILE customers. The partnership, announced at Mobile World Asia, will result in consumer and enterprise services based on the Wyse PocketCloud Remote Desktop and Wyse PocketCloud Explore products. The new partnership demonstrates Wyse PocketCloud's emergence as a global force within the mobile enterprise and content management markets.

"SOFTBANK MOBILE employees have been using Wyse PocketCloud for over a year and we want to bring the increased productivity they enjoy to our customers as part of a SOFTBANK driven Information Revolution," said Ken Miyauchi, Director and COO SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. "Working with Wyse will enable us to create substantial new value for our customers."

SOFTBANK MOBILE will feature award-winning Wyse mobile technology in new services as the two companies collaborate on advanced remote desktop access and content management for SOFTBANK MOBILE customers. This technology allows users to create a personal cloud to access data and applications on their personal and work desktops from their smartphones and tablets.

"As one of the most progressive wireless operators, we are excited to be working closely with SOFTBANK MOBILE to create a range of valuable, productivity enhancing apps and services for people across Japan," said Tarkan Maner, President and CEO at Wyse Technology.

Wyse PocketCloud Remote Desktop and Wyse PocketCloud Explore represent some of the most popular apps in the productivity space today. Wyse PocketCloud turns mobile devices into full computing machines by allowing users to securely access and run their desktop or laptop on-the-go; this includes accessing media and working in applications such as Microsoft Office and Apple iWork.

Wyse PocketCloud Explore is a comprehensive mobile app for searching, viewing, and organizing files across multiple computers, providing a centralized place to find everything, including files on mobile devices.

Financial terms of the partnership are not being disclosed.

To learn more about Wyse PocketCloud and PocketCloud Explore, visit: www.pocketcloud.com

About SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp.
SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. is a leading company of Mobile Communications business, providing innovative service in Japan, and an operator of Mobile Communications Segment of the SOFTBANK Group.

Since its entry into Mobile Communications business in October, 2006, SOFTBANK MOBILE made "Four Commitments" -- (1) Network Enhancement; (2) Handset Enhancement; (3) Mobile Content Enhancement; and (4) Sales Structure and Branding Enhancement -- and gained strong customer support as achieving number 1 annual net additions for 4 consecutive years from 2008 (as of December 2011).

About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in cloud client computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software-supporting desktops, laptops and next-generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft and VMware®, as well as globally recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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