News | May 9, 2006

Mobile Computer Milestone: Symbol Technologies Announces Sale Of 500,000th MC9000 Mobile Computer

Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company™, today announced that it has sold its 500,000th MC9000 mobile computer solidifying Symbol's rugged mobile computer leadership status. Symbol also announced the 500,000th unit was purchased by longstanding customer Coca-Cola Enterprises.

"The Symbol MC9000 mobile computer is an integral part of our overall mobile solution. The new technology allows us to deliver applications with new functionality - such as signature capture and e-documents, that make our business more effective," said Jim Long, Manager, Mobile Computing Services, Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Approximately two and a half years ago, Symbol first introduced its premium line of MC9000 rugged mobile computers for mission-critical enterprise applications. Highly rugged design, multi-mode wireless connectivity, choice of three ergonomic form factors and a versatile ecosystem of partners have resulted in unprecedented market acceptance. With the Microsoft® Windows® computing platform and Intel® XScale™ processors, the MC9000 family of mobile computers helps to maximize the efficiency and productivity of mobile workers in the supply chain as well as the retail, manufacturing, field service, transportation and logistics industries. Symbol continues to build on its flagship line offering customers the latest technology advancements including wide area network (WAN) with Push-to-Talk Walkie-Talkie capability and integrated GPS (Global Positioning System), 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN (WLAN) and Bluetooth-enabled wireless personal area network (WPAN) – for anytime, anywhere voice, video and data connectivity.

"We are proud to celebrate this significant customer acceptance milestone that recognizes the widespread business need for Symbol's MC9000 line of mobile computers," said Brian Viscount, vice president of product marketing for Symbol's mobile computing division. "Symbol‘s focus on innovation and providing the latest technology advancements allows us to maintain best-in-class, best-selling rugged1 mobile computer status and enables us to provide customers with a versatile tool to increase worker productivity and improve operational efficiencies."

About Symbol Technologies
Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company™, is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies. More information is available at