Option to Showcase New Products at Mobile World Congress 2008

    LEUVEN, Belgium, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OPNVY), the
wireless technology company, today announced it will unveil several exciting
new mobile devices at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona,
Spain, Feb. 11-14.

    These state of the art new product releases include:

    -   A compact, high performance USB wireless modem which has already
        received a top industry award for its innovative and stylish design

    -   The world's first quad-band HSPA ExpressCard, delivering professional
        performance in a slim line design

    -   Option's new generation embedded wireless module providing uplink
        speeds up to 5.76Mbps, for built-in high-speed connectivity for
        laptop computers and other consumer electronics

    The World's Smallest HSPA Embedded Module - the GTM501 - will also be
demo'd at this event.
    Designed to meet the explosive global demand for wireless connectivity,
these innovative solutions address the needs of consumer and business users
    Showcasing wireless connectivity options for the four primary wireless
broadband segments of Home Solutions, Embedded Solutions, Professional
Solutions and Consumer Solutions, Option's booth - Stand 2C54 in Hall 2 -
demonstrates the company's vision of "Anywhere, Anytime Easy Access to
Information" and its commitment to "simplexity" - making complex technologies
simple and accessible for users everywhere.
    Bringing together more than 1,300 companies from the operator and vendor
communities worldwide, the Mobile World Congress is the mobile industry's
premier event and an important platform for Option to showcase its latest

    About Option

    Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the
design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN
technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up
an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the
performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's
headquarters are in Belgium (Leuven). The company has Research & Development
in Belgium (Leuven), Germany (Dusseldorf and Adelsried), Sweden (Stockholm),
and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland
(Cork). Option also has offices in Europe, US, Asia, Japan and Australia. For
more information please visit http://www.option.com.
    Option can be found in Hall 2, Stand 2C54 at the Mobile World Congress
2008 in Barcelona.

For further information:

For further information: Trade and technology journalists requesting
interviews, please contact: Jan Pote, Corporate Communications Manager, Tel
+32-475-92-55-82, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

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