Option delivers new USB modem for Vodafone

LEUVEN, Belgium - November 4, 2008 - Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that a new high-performance USB wireless modem with micro SD slot is shipping to Vodafone. Developed with Vodafone and targeted at both the tech savvy consumer and enterprise markets, the Vodafone K3760 USB Stick will launch in a number of European countries this year. The device will be available for other Vodafone operators and partner networks during 2009. Measuring just 74.8 x 26 x 12 mm and weighing around 22g, the new device is Option's smallest and lightest USB product to date. The compact and aesthetic device incorporates a revolutionary new sliding mechanism to protect the USB connector. The device is based on the Qualcomm 7225 chipset and uniquely incorporates tri-band mobile broadband (HSPA) providing global network access. It offers download data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps while enabling uploads of up to 5.76 Mbps, subject to network configuration. A micro SD Card slot adds to the device's versatility, enabling users to store and secure up to 8GB of personal data (depending on the capacity of the micro SD card). "This new USB modem and the HSPA ExpressCard announced recently demonstrate that Option continues to deliver high-performance devices that meet the specific needs of the world's leading mobile communications group" said Jan Callewaert, CEO of Option. High resolution pictures of the Vodafone USB modem are available at: www.option.com/usbmodem/vodafone For the PDF version of the press release in English or in Dutch, please click on the link below: This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.