Frogs Take Over the World

FrogPadFrogPad, Inc. and its strategic solutions partner, Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND), along with Retronic of Hamburg, announce today FrogPads new offices in Surrey, England, Tokyo, Japan, Burlington, Ontario, Canada and Hamburg, Germany. With these global partners, FrogPad products are available immediately, via overnight shipping, across the globe, for all-the-worlds frog needs.

"Global demand for the FrogPad keyboard has been overwhelming. I am thrilled to announce the immediate availability of the keyboard across these countries and the EU and growing," stated FrogPad President and CEO, Linda Marroquin. "The usefulness of the FrogPad keyboard is being demonstrated by the increase in demand both nationally and abroad."

Revolutionary New Keyboard:
Global offices and overnight shipping are responses to the increase in worldwide demand for the one-handed FrogPad keyboard. As the only portable and compact keyboard with full-sized keys and functionality, FrogPad incorporates Bluetooth wireless technology with Frogpads patented algorithm and ergonomic layout, designed around the 15 most-frequently-used letters in the Roman alphabet. And it is easy to learn. Left hand users dont be alarmed, the FrogPad keyboard is the first one handed keyboard that offers a left handed option.

Pioneering a new global standard for data entry, the FrogPad keyboard continues to be first-to-market in technology that impacts mobile computing. Unlike a traditional QWERTY layout, whose design was derived from the limitations of 19th Century typewriter technology, the FrogPad offers a logical key layout and design that encourages correct ergonomic posture. Additionally, given its use of full-size keys, the FrogPad offers users of mobile computing devices an effective alternative to the script-based or mini thumb keyboard platforms currently available. After an average of 8 hours of training and practice, most FrogPad users can achieve input rates of the standard 40 words per minute, as compared to the average of 10-20 words per minute by the fastest thumb typists.

Better Sound Quality Headset:
Along with the recent shipping of the Bluetooth FrogPad keyboard, FrogPad and Gennum are also demonstrating the first Bluetooth headset - called FrogTalk - for use with Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, PC's, Mac's, PDA's, and gaming devices. With Gennums patented FRONTWAVE technology, the FrogTalk headsets provide a premium sound and vocal experience for consumers. Gennums FRONTWAVE technology filters out background noise while simultaneously amplifying the voice of the userproviding a crystal-clear conversation environment. The headset can also be utilized without a cell phone to amplify and improve the sound quality of live conversations, especially in noisy environments such as airports, conventions centers, and restaurants.

Frogs for Business:
For a business environment, the miniature and fully functional FrogPad keyboard and headset enables employees to be mobile and have easy access to databases, email and internal network resources. "The drive for miniaturization, as well as the need for an effective and simple mobile data entry device, make the FrogPad a true frontrunner in the race to develop the new global standard Computer Human Interface," states Michail Resikov, President, of Retronic, FrogPads German partner. "The technology format is ideal for portable Web-enabled wireless phones, handheld computers, wireless gaming and the rapidly evolving segment of convergent PCs."

Also on a business front, in an effort to assist OEMs interested in developing their own Bluetooth-enabled FrogPad keyboards, FrogPad and Gennum are unveiling the licensing model of the single chip solution that will incorporate FrogPad's unique algorithm with the Bluetooth Human Input Device (HID) profile. By incorporating the HID profile, FrogPad provides OEMs the assurance that their FrogPad products are Bluetooth-enabled out-of-the-box.

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