Sierra Wireless USB modem to debut on Sprint Mobile Broadband Network AirCard(R) 595U USB modem offers access to the Sprint Mobile Broadband

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    ORLANDO, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:  
 SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced an agreement to supply the new Sierra
 Wireless AirCard(R) 595U USB modem for access to the Sprint Mobile
 Broadband EV-DO Rev A Network. The Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem
 (AirCard 595U) will be available next month in Sprint sales channels,
 including retail stores and at www.sprint.com, and can be purchased for as
 low as $49.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and $50 mail in rebate.
 Sprint and Sierra Wireless are also demonstrating the modem at CTIA
 Wireless 2007, held March 27 to 29 at the Orange County Convention Center
 in Orlando, Florida (visit Sprint in Booth #2987 and Sierra Wireless in
 Booth #3141).
     "We are pleased to collaborate with Sprint in the launch of our newest
 product, the AirCard 595U USB modem," said Dan Schieler, senior vice
 president, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. "With value-added features
 like the included desktop docking cradle, access to Sprint Location
 Services with the latest version of Sprint Connection Manager, and battery
 boosted power for better performance in a variety of coverage areas, the
 AirCard 595U delivers a best-in-class solution for data customers looking
 for the flexibility that a USB interface provides."
     The stylish and compact AirCard 595U USB modem can be plugged directly
 into the USB ports of notebook or desktop computers, or can be connected
 through an included docking cradle. This offers an alternative for
 customers without PCMCIA card slots and allows them to move a single
 wireless data service between multiple computers. The AirCard 595U includes
 an internal battery to ensure optimal performance, and offers GPS
 capability to enable "locate and search" functionality. The AirCard 595U
 supports both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
     For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595U USB modem
 please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/usbmodem.aspx. To
 contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call 604-232-1488 or e-mail
 sales@sierrawireless.com.
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     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.
     CONTACT: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604) 232-1445, Email:
 smyers@sierrawireless.com
 
 

SOURCE Sierra Wireless, Inc.

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