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Doro enters partnership with Withings – strengthening the launch of the company’s latest smartphone and its Care offering

Lund, 2013-09-09 09:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

Doro has entered a partnership with French company Withings in the area of mHealth. The agreement provides users of Doro’s newly launched smartphone – the Doro Liberto® 810 – privileged access to Withings’ two most popular medical devices. This allows users, or their designated family member, to monitor and measure changes to certain vital signs.

“We are pleased to work with Withings as a specialist connected health partner around the launch of our new smartphone. Doro Liberto® 810 is a product, which helps the non-smartphone users to try the smartphone experience. Being able to track their vital signs thanks to Withings devices and applications will be another reason to be tempted to use a smartphone. We see this as the start of a long relationship with further additions to our joint offer”, says Jérôme Arnaud, President and CEO at Doro, in a comment.

Doro’s overarching Care strategy is to continually enrich the lives of seniors around the world by introducing easy-to-use technology, in an accessible manner, that can answer their everyday health and wellbeing needs. The partnership Withings is a milestone in the realisation of that vision.

For more information, please contact:
Jérôme Arnaud, Doro President and CEO, +46 (0) 46 280 50 05

To the Editors:
The two Withings medical devices, to be connected with Doro Liberto™ 810, are:

Withings Smart Body Analyzer – a smart weighing scale that measures weight, body fat ratio and heart rate. It also checks air quality through ongoing monitoring of room temperature and carbon dioxide levels. The wireless scale WS-30 is also available.

Withings Pulse Smart Activity Tracker - a small device, which captures ‘activity data’ throughout the day in relation to steps, calories burned, elevation climbed and distance travelled. It also records heart rate and can be switched into night mode to record sleep patterns.

About Doro
Doro AB is a Swedish public company formed in 1974.  It released its pioneering ‘easy-to-use’ mobile phone in 2007 and today is the global market-leader within the category. Doro products and solutions are available in thirty countries spanning five continents. These include; mobile phones and smart devices, applications and software, fixed line telephony, telecare and mobile health solutions.  Doro removes barriers to adoption of new technologies and holds numerous international awards in recognition of its product designs and innovations.  Doro shares are quoted on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm exchange, Nordic List, Small Companies. Revenues of SEK 837.5 million were reported for 2012. www.doro.com

About Withings
Withings is French company created in 2009. It creates smart products and apps to take care of yourself and your loved ones in a new and easy way. By extending the capabilities of an object through network resources, Withings provides access to infinite computing and storage facilities at no extra cost, turning objects into smart connected devices. Since 2009, Withings has extended those benefits to a wide range of lifestyle-friendly devices: a connected scale for adults or babies, an activity tracker, a blood pressure monitor and even a smart baby monitor. By using mobile phones and computers as bridges and opening up its platform to the well-being ecosystem, Withings now works seamlessly with over 100 partner apps and devices, providing users with a whole new dimension to their day-to-day life.

This is information that Doro AB (publ) is required to publish in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish” Financial Trading Act. This information was submitted for publication on 9 September 2013 at 09:00 a.m. CET.

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