Orsus Xelent Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ORXT), a designer and manufacturer of award-winning mobile phones for the
Asian market, today announced the award of a Cooperation Intent Agreement
naming it the primary mobile devices provider for the State Administration
for Industry & Commerce (SAIC), Hebei Province of the People's Republic of
China. The SAIC in the Hebei Province will provide a handset to each member
of its field staff, and anticipates it will procure 20,000 Specialized
Application Devices in 2007. Because SAIC Hebei Province has appointed
China Unicom Hebei branch the operator for the Specialized Application
Devices, ORXT and China Unicom Hebei Procurement Branch also completed
procurement contracts for the handsets.
The model X180 mobile phones feature state-of-the-art design and
specialized application functions tailored to the specific operational
requirements of the SAIC. The X180 features a 2.8-inch TFT touch screen,
1.3 mega pixel CMOS camera, SD Memory Card support, 128MB SRAM, Samsung
400M CPU, WAP 2.0, and CDMA 1x -- packaged in a sleek candy bar style
design. Advanced functions, such as voice recording, GPS-One function,
electrical compass, and embedded ICEP software are tailored for China's
special application users.
The platform utilizes the CDMA 1X wireless data networks of China Unicom to
integrate commercial and government information resources. This includes a
customized digital administration system for SAIC departments that provides
easy access for SAIC's professional law-enforcement teams. It provides
technical support for SAIC officials to conduct mobile law-enforcement,
commercial tax enforcement, and food safety monitoring. The public can
also access useful business information through the ICEP with the proper
device for a per use charge.
The SAIC expects the adoption of this new system will be completed within
18 to 20 months, at which time approximately 560,000 SAIC law-enforcement
officials will be equipped with these new specialized mobile devices. As
the designated main device provider, Orsus Xelent estimates it will deliver
more than 300,000 mobile devices to meet SAIC's requirements in less than
18 months. The PRC has mandated that it will no longer provide paper
documents for information on companies in China. Information must now be
accessed online. Each specialized mobile device (X180) will be priced at
$400 US per unit, and requires replacement every two years. China Unicom's
Central Procurement Branch has completed the procurement contracts for the
handsets with the Hebei Province Administration, and will be responsible
for completing the Specialized Application Devices' delivery and the
payment of goods.
"Our position as the main provider of devices to the SAIC establishes Orsus
Xelent as the nation's leader for specialized application mobile devices.
This provides us with a considerable amount of credibility and a
significant advantage as we look to expand our business into the larger
commercial markets," said Xin Wang, President and CEO of Orsus Xelent.
Hongwei Zhao, Chief Financial Officer of Orsus Xelent, added, "This
contract will be a major contributor towards Orsus realizing its goal of
significant top line growth while simultaneously expanding operating
margins in 2007. We will continue to expand our core business through new
domestic sales channels as well as our foreign sales initiative."
About the State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC)
The State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) of the People's
Republic of China is the authority directly under the State Council in
charge of market supervision and regulation. It drafts and promulgates
guidelines, and enforces policies, laws, rules, and regulations related to
public and private industry and commerce. For more information, visit
About China Unicom
China Unicom Company Limited has more than 112 million wireless
subscribers, making it the world's second largest CDMA operator, third
largest GSM operator, and a leading provider of paging, long-distance,
broadband data, and mobile communications services to the People's Republic
of China (PRC). The company reported more than $11 billion in sales in
2005, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
About Orsus Xelent Technologies, Inc.
Incorporated in the state of Delaware and headquartered in Beijing, China,
Orsus Xelent Technologies, Inc. is an emerging designer and manufacturer of
award-winning mobile phones for the Asian market, primarily the People's
Republic of China (PRC). The company's business encompasses the design of
mobile phones, related digital circuits, and software development, and it
is a recognized pioneer in mobile phone integration technology. It
introduced the region's first wristwatch-style cellular phone, and it
continues to break new ground with state-of-the-art phones that include
advanced features such as finger print recognition and touch-screen
displays. Since the company's launch in 2004, it has established "Orsus" as
a popular brand and achieved a significant share of the world's largest
mobile phone market. It maintains more than 179 service call centers across
the PRC, with additional offices in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong,
Shenzhen, and Tianjin. For more information, please visit the company's web
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1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, which may cause our actual results in future periods to
differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties
include, among other things, product demand, market competition, and risks
inherent in our operations. These and other risks are described in our
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Orsus Xelent Technologies, Inc.
Xavier Xin Wang
President & CEO