First Nextbook LTE tablets from E FUN available now nationwide
PARIS, France – September 14, 2015 –Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced today that two new Nextbook tablets, built by E FUN, have Sequans’ LTE chipset inside. The two new touchscreen tablets, Nextbook Ares 8L and Nextbook Ares 10L, are designed and certified to operate on the Verizon Wireless LTE network. The tablets are the newest in E FUN’s successful Nextbook product line and they are now available from the world’s largest retailer.
“The E FUN Nextbook tablets are excellent devices with powerful capabilities and yet affordable for the mass market,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “I believe the smart combination of attractive tablet functionality, the built-in, always-connected power of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and excellent affordability will give them immediate consumer acceptance and we are very pleased to see them made available everywhere in the U.S. by the world’s largest retailer.”
The Sequans technology inside the Nextbook tablets is the VZ20M EZLinkLTE™ module, which is certified compliant with Verizon Wireless Open Network specifications and operates on LTE bands 4 and 13. VZ20M is an M.2 module based on Sequans’ Mont Blanc LTE platform. Mont Blanc is a single-mode LTE chipset platform optimized for the design of high-speed LTE devices. It delivers category 4 throughput of up to 150 Mbps and supports eMBMS (LTE broadcast) and other advanced features. The chip features dual-CPUs allowing all software to reside in the module thus enabling complete module certification and easy interface with any tablet application processor. VZ20M comes pre-tested, pre-integrated, and pre-certified, and supports all major operating systems.
“We chose Sequans’ proven LTE chipset technology for these new Nextbook tablets because of their cost, performance, and feature functionality,” said Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice president of sales at E FUN. “The pre-certified, all-in-one capability of the VZ20M module enabled us to bring our first LTE tablets quickly to market.”
The Nextbook Ares tablets from E FUN allow users to go online anywhere, anytime with Verizon’s super fast 4G LTE network. The Nextbook Ares 8L and Nextbook Ares 10L tablets feature Android 5.0 Lollipop, a 1280×800 IPS screen, Intel Atom Quad-Core processor, 1GB system memory, 16GB storage memory, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, front and rear cameras, microSD card slot, and more. The Ares 10L 2-in-1 tablet comes complete with a magnetic detachable keyboard with two standard USB ports.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks, both LTE and WiMAX, around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans
About E FUN
E FUN, a designer and marketer of mobile lifestyle products, entered the North American market in late 2010. Since then, E FUN has grown to be one of the leading tablet brands at retail, achieving top five market share in the U.S. by volume. Its ongoing product innovation and partnerships set E FUN apart from competitors and provide customers with unique out of the box experiences. Its product offerings include Android and Windows tablets, home automation devices, and wearables. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California. For additional information regarding E FUN’s Nextbook tablets, visit www.nextbookusa.com.
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