Mitel Mobile Releases First 3G/4G Android Device -- Announces Additional Enhancements to Mitel NetSolutions Product Portfolio

OTTAWA, Aug. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software solutions, today announced that Mitel NetSolutions' Mitel Mobile service has debuted the 3G/4G Android-based HTC Detail, making it the first US Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) to offer a 3G/4G wireless android handset solution.

New enhancements have also been made to the NetSolutions product portfolio, including NetSolutions ExpressSIP for Mitel Call Control and Mitel AnyWare. The new functionality effectively extends the single software stream of Mitel's Freedom Architecture through cloud based deployments, giving users access a powerful suite of advanced business UC, mobility and communications applications, to achieve an 'in-office' experience from anywhere, on any device.

"Mitel has a unique perspective on the future of business communications, and leads the charge toward providing a true desktop experience and functionality within — and beyond — the enterprise," said, Everett Mastrich, vice president of Information Systems of Airefco, Inc. "With these new additions to the NetSolutions platform, as well as a mobile service that allows users to truly take advantage of 4G speeds, Mitel continues to break down the barriers to operational transparency, and ensure business continuity to both Wireline and wireless communications."

HTC Detail

The HTC Detail is a 3G/4G dual-mode handset capable of taking advantage of true 4G speeds over the Mitel Mobile network. Based on the Android 2.2 operating system, the Detail allows users to perform bandwidth-intensive tasks such as video streaming and broadcasting.

Additional key features of HTC Detail 3G/4G include:

  • 3.6" capacitive display with pinch-to-zoom and tactile feedback.
  • Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while talking.
  • Updated HTC Sense, highly acclaimed user experience, which includes FriendStream™ to integrate Facebook, Twitter and more into a single flow of updates.
  • Visual voicemail.
  • Messaging — personal and business email, IM and text messaging.
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability — connects up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Enhancements to NetSolutions Portfolio

Mitel's ExpresSIP service brings cloud economics to the customer's premise or data center based Mitel UCC Communications Solutions by delivering a local telephone number with unlimited local and long distance calling to the US and Canada for as low as $7.00 per user per month. It also supports flexible deployments for multi-location enterprises in centralized or virtualized environments. ExpresSIP delivers a feature set that emulates the public switched telephone network in an all IP environment to allow for centralized deployment for geographically diverse locations and enterprises, while supporting localized caller presence and E911. In addition, Mitel NetSolutions bundles business continuity routing between a user's office number and their Mitel Mobile device at no additional cost, in order to provide a converged wireline and wireless communications' solution.

Finally, to enable customers to deploy a managed, cloud-based, UC solution, Mitel NetSolutions now offers the Mitel AnyWare cloud communications services in the US. Mitel AnyWare harnesses the single software stream of the Mitel Freedom Architecture to deliver a cloud-based communications solution utilizing the same core software and functionality of Mitel's award winning premise-based enterprise UCC solutions, in a flexible, cloud-based deployment that is highly scalable and robust.

Mitel AnyWare delivers cloud-based unified communications service to give users access to a full suite of enterprise class voice and unified communications applications that also include key mobility integration features and wireless 3G/4G network redundancy. The application offers enterprise class unified communications features bundled with Mitel's attractive, ergonomic IP phones, or a softphone client and local telephone service, with unlimited calling to the US and Canada for an affordable fixed monthly fee.

"Mitel is leading the industry in providing Unified Communications Solutions that fully integrate traditional communications networks with IP and mobile networks, in order to provide users access to enterprise class communications features from their device of choice, over any type of network," said Jon Brinton, president of Mitel's NetSolutions division. "The addition of the HTC Detail as the first 3G/4G handset in our Mitel Mobile lineup further reinforces our commitment to offering best in class integrated solutions for our customers."

For more information on Mitel NetSolutions, visit www.mitel.com/netsolutions.   

About Mitel

Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications and collaboration software and services. Mitel's Freedom architecture provides the flexibility and simplicity organizations need to support today's dynamic work environment. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel delivers a powerful suite of advanced communications and collaboration capabilities that provides freedom from walled garden architectures and enables organizations to implement best-of-breed solutions on any network; extends the "in-office" experience anywhere, on any device; and offers choice of commercial options to fit business needs. For more information, visit: http://www.mitel.com

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