AT&T adds Sierra Wireless USB modem to LaptopConnect portfolio



    AirCard 875U modem offers connectivity to the AT&T BroadbandConnect
    network in a compact, easy-to-use device that connects to a USB port

    VANCOUVER, April 25 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW)
today announced the Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 875U USB modem will be
available from AT&T, offering high-speed BroadbandConnect network connectivity
in a small, easy-to-use device that connects to a USB port.
    Like the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 LaptopConnect card, the AirCard 875U
USB modem offers tri-band UMTS/HSDPA connectivity, making it compatible with
mobile broadband networks worldwide, with data speeds up to 3.6 Mbps (megabits
per second). The new compact, stylish USB form factor allows AT&T to extend
wireless service to computers without PC card slots.
    "Adding the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem to our LaptopConnect
card portfolio enables us to deliver mobile data service to a broader group of
customers, including some who previously had no way of accessing it," said
Laura Johnson, senior director, wireless enterprise solutions, for AT&T. "The
AirCard 875U modem is a one device, one rate plan global solution that
provides worldwide 3G connectivity in a familiar USB format that is simple to
set up and use and works with virtually any notebook."
    "As notebook computers become ever more compact, there are many users
without a PC card slot who are looking for an alternative," said Dan Schieler,
senior vice president, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. "The AirCard 875U
offers the same reliable, high quality performance customers have come to
expect from our AirCard products, and the flip-out USB connector allows
customers to purchase it with the confidence that it will be compatible with
not only their current laptop, but also with one they may be planning to buy
in the future."

    Availability and Pricing:

    The Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem will be available May 7 in
Cingular Wireless retail stores, online at www.cingular.com, through AT&T's
wireless business-to-business sales organization and select national
retailers. The Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U is available for as low as $49.99
with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate.

    
    AirCard 875U USB Modem:

    -   Plugs directly into the USB ports of notebook computers, to offer an
        alternative for customers without PC card slots
    -   Transfers data at speeds up to 3.6 Mbps on an HSDPA network
    -   Includes an internal battery to ensure optimal performance
    -   Supports both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems (For
        information regarding Mac OS support, see
        www.sierrawireless.com/mac).
    

    For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem,
please visit www.sierrawireless.com/product/usbmodem.aspx. To contact the
Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call 604-232-1488 or e-mail
sales@sierrawireless.com.

    Note to editors:
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http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/photos.aspx.

    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) develops and markets wide area
wireless solutions for mobile computing. The Sierra Wireless product portfolio
includes the award-winning AirCard(R) line of wireless modems, embedded
modules for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and the MP line of
rugged, vehicle-mounted wireless modems. Sierra Wireless also offers
professional services to OEM customers during product development, leveraging
the company's expertise in wireless design and integration to provide built-in
wireless connectivity for notebook computers and other portable computing
devices. Sierra Wireless is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia,
Canada, with additional offices in Carlsbad, California, London, and Hong
Kong. For more information about Sierra Wireless, please visit
www.sierrawireless.com.

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or
service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
owners.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services
and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions,
channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating
expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in
this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding
future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully
develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and
that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words
"plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations.
They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not
limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data
communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties
surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand
that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in
this press release will be realized.

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For further information:

For further information: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604)
232-1445, Email: smyers@sierrawireless.com

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