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OtterBox Partners with Cellnet: Custom Nokia Cases Reach New Markets

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Partnering with Cellnet Group Limited, a leading distributor of telecommunications, audio-visual and information technology in Australia and New Zealand, Otter Products, LLC. designs two custom cases, the OtterBox 1960 for Nokia 6233 models and the OtterBox 1961 for Nokia 6120 models. These Defender Series™ cases provide slim-fit protection from dust, dirt and drops while allowing complete user-interaction.

“OtterBox was contacted by Cellnet in November and we furthered discussions for the cases at the Consumer Electronics Show in January,” said James Shelton, Channel Sales Manager at Otter Products, LLC. “The project was time-sensitive and in just eight weeks, we designed and produced several thousand custom cases. Our ability as a company to shift focus so quickly and provide quality cases was a win-win for both companies.”

The custom designed OtterBox Nokia cases enable Cellnet’s customer 3, Australia's first 3G mobile network, the ability to reach new markets that need extra protection for their devices. Cases are marketed on 3’s website, in stores, call centers and the ground business sales force to help provide necessary protection in fast-paced or outdoor work environments.

“There is no other product like OtterBox on the market!” said Fernando Carrara, Business Manager, Proprietary Brands, Cellnet Group Limited. “The product was delivered way above our expectations.”

“As the first cases for Nokia phones, we look forward to adding these to our growing line of portable electronic cases,” said Brian Thomas, Director of Sales and Marketing, Otter Products, LLC. “Already working with Palm, RIM, HP, Samsung, Symbol and others, OtterBox is hopeful these two cases will lead to development of additional products for Nokia devices in the future.“

Cases provide access to buttons, sync/charge, camera and headphone jack as well as three 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

Acoustical vents on both the speakerphone and side stereo speakers allow clear sound transmission through the case while keeping out dust and dirt. The fully interactive case protects while allowing complete access to all phone features including surfing the web, taking pictures and listening to music. The OtterBox 1960 and 1961 also come with a holster style swivel belt clip for easy-access carrying.

Additional Information:

Colors

Black

Dimensions (Case Only)

1960: 4.575 X 2.151 X 1.033

1961: 4.454 X 2.122 X 0.917

Approximate Weight (Case Only; including layer 1)

1960: 54 grams [1.73 oz]

1916: 41 grams [1.32 oz]

About Cellnet Group Limited:

Australia's largest distributor of telecommunications accessories with divisions also addressing IT and retail customer spaces in a wholesale distribution capacity. Founded in 1992 Cellnet is headquartered in Brisbane, with offices in eight other cities across Australia and New Zealand. Cellnet had reported annual revenues of over $500 million in 2007 across all business activities.

Visit www.cellnet.com.au for more information.

About Otter Products:

Founded in 1998, Otter Products, LLC. is highly respected in the design and production of rugged and semi-rugged cases to safeguard technology and other valuables.With cases for iPods, iPhones, PDAs, laptops, smartphones and other devices, OtterBox protects a wide variety of portable electronics from scratches, bumps and drops.

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!

Notes:

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

CONTACT:
OtterBox
Kelly Richardson, 970-372-1875
kelly.richardson@otterbox.com