Sierra Wireless announced agreements with European distributors to sell the Voq Professional Phone and the VoqMail Professional Edition to customers in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Nordics, Switzerland, and Spain. The new Voq Professional Phone, a smartphone based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile SmartPhone OS is expected to be commercially available in selected countries in the second quarter of 2004.
Distributors include A & C Systems, Cedros, Daimler, Dangaard, Speeka, and Xacom.
"We are seeing strong interest in the Voq Professional Phone across Europe, and Sierra Wireless is committed to providing mobile professionals with innovative solutions that combine best-in-class voice connectivity and data functionality," said Derek Evans, Vice President & Managing Director, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "By working with key distribution partners, Sierra Wireless can accommodate mobile user demands and offer the complete suite of Voq Professional Phone products."
"We are committed to continuing our successful partnership with Sierra Wireless by distributing the Voq Professional Phone to customers in Germany," said Markus Michels, Managing Director, Cedros. "The demand for smartphones in Germany is growing and with the Sierra Wireless name behind the product, we trust the Voq Professional Phone will have a substantial share."
"In today's competitive business environment customers demand fast and reliable access to corporate information wherever they are," said Ib Bronnum, Chairman of Daimler Mobile Partner. "We see the Voq Professional Phone as one of the most promising products for the mobile business professional."