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ModeLabs Group has Signed a Technological Partnership Agreement With Microsoft to Integrate Windows Mobile Into its On Demand Offer

ModeLabs Group has Signed a Technological Partnership Agreement With Microsoft to Integrate Windows Mobile Into its On Demand Of

SAINT THIBAULT DES VIGNES, France, September 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Aimed at Innovation, the ModeLabs Group Will Thus be Able to Provide Windows Mobile - Dedicated and Suitable for the Uses and Life Style of New Market Segments: Sports, Seniors, Fashion, Business, Entertainment.

ModeLabs Group, the creator of customised mobiles (CDM - Customized Design Manufacturer), today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Microsoft.

Using its knowledge of consumer requirements, ModeLabs Group will adapt the Windows Mobile operating system with a view to meeting the needs of specific segments such as entertainment, fashion, sports, games ...

The engineering division of the ModeLabs group, which develops specific interfaces and applications, has commenced production with Microsoft to integrate Windows Mobile services and operating system into On Demand products.

"Windows Mobile", the operating system developed by Microsoft for roaming devices, already has a strong presence in professional markets and is actively developing products aimed at the mass market", underlined Nicolas Petit, Director of the Mobility Division of Microsoft France. "The capacity of the ModeLabs group to focus on new market segments will contribute to the development of Windows Mobile."

"The adaptation of the Windows Mobile platform to market requirements will enrich the consumer experience", congratulates Stephane Bohbot, Chairman and founder of ModeLabs Group. "This partnership agreement strengthens the group's capacity for innovation and contributes to increasing the added value of our offer."

About ModeLabs Group

ModeLabs Group is a made-to-measure mobiles designer. A new-generation player in the mobile telephone sector (CDM - Customized Design Manufacturer), it designs, develops and distributes mobile telephones, accessories and services for operators, distributors and consumer brands in an integrated and flexible way.

Thanks to the combination of its marketing expertise, its specialised technological know-how and its flexible "fabless" organisation, ModeLabs Group fulfils the growing need for Telecom market segmentation by giving consumer brands, operators/MVNO or distributors the opportunity to create their own range of mobile telephones, accessories and services.

ModeLabs Group is today developing on the rapidly expanding market segment of "On demand" mobile telephones, from the solid position it has held since 1996 in the area of telecoms distribution.

ModeLabs Group is listed on the Euronext-Paris Eurolist (code "MDL", ISIN code: FR0010060665).

For more information: http://www.modelabs.com/ About Microsoft:

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol MSFT) is the world leader in computer software. The company develops and markets a wide range of software, accessories and services for professional and domestic use. This allows each person to access the power of Information Technology from wherever they are, and at any time of the day, using the digital tool of their choice connected to the Internet. Created in 1983, Microsoft France employs almost 1000 people. Since 1 February 2005, Eric Boustouller has been its chairman.

Press Relations ModeLabs Group : Bruno Lorthiois Tel : +33-1-58-65-00-72 blorthiois@hdlcom.com

ModeLabs

CONTACT: Press Relations, ModeLabs Group : Bruno Lorthiois, Tel :
+33-1-58-65-00-72, blorthiois@hdlcom.com

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