MicroVision’s SHOWWX+ HDMI Becomes First Pico Projector RIM Offers Customers

GlobalWare Solutions to fulfill sales of MicroVision’s latest addition to its SHOWWX+ product line on Research In Motion’s official global accessory site

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), the leader in innovative ultra-miniature laser display technology, today announced that its SHOWWX+® HDMI laser pico projector will soon be available for purchase on www.shopblackberry.com, the official global accessory site of Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM). MicroVision has partnered with GlobalWare Solutions to handle inventory and fulfillment for RIM’s customers worldwide.

“The excitement that businesses and consumers have shown in moving from smartphone-sized screens to tablets is about to undergo another exponential leap to the viewing experience that SHOWWX+ offers,” said David Beatson, CEO of GlobalWare. “As the global fulfillment partner for all RIM accessories ordered through shopblackberry.com, we will enable consumers to easily experience new levels of visual collaboration and entertainment offered by the always-in-focus, big-screen image and extreme portability of SHOWWX+.”

SHOWWX+ HDMI easily connects to a wide variety of computers, mobile devices and consumer electronics, including Blackberry® Playbook™, enabling users to display content at over 100 inches in diagonal image size on any type of surface. It is one of the only pico projectors that slips easily into a shirt pocket and offers two hours of battery life and focus-free operation, which is ideal for all truly mobile applications—from sharing business documents in between meetings at the water cooler to playing a wall-sized version of Need for Speed Undercover while waiting for the train.

The agreement with GlobalWare includes inventory management and worldwide shipping for all sales of SHOWWX+ HDMI and accessories on RIM’s global accessory site.

“Partnering with GlobalWare dramatically expands the global availability of SHOWWX+ HDMI, and gives us a strong foothold into business audiences where the ability to visually collaborate anywhere is increasingly important,” said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO, MicroVision. “It’s rewarding to join forces with companies like GlobalWare to enable people to see bigger – whether they are on the road, at the office or home."


SHOWWX+ HDMI bundled with an iBOLT holder for the Blackberry Playbook will be available at www.shopblackberry.com. A full suite of optional accessories, spare batteries, car chargers and carrying cases will be available as well.

About GlobalWare Solutions

Headquartered in Haverhill, Massachusetts, GlobalWare Solutions helps companies market, sell and deliver physical and digital products to the global marketplace. From versatile turnkey ecommerce and logistics solutions, GlobalWare reduces lead-time, cuts costs, increases flexibility in product lifecycles and streamlines program management to drive revenues, build customer loyalty and gain competitive advantage.

About MicroVision

MicroVision provides the PicoP® display technology platform designed to enable next-generation display and imaging products for pico projectors, vehicle displays and wearable displays that interface with mobile devices. The company’s projection display engine uses highly efficient laser light sources that create vivid images with high contrast and brightness. For more information, visit us on:

Website: www.microvision.com

Blog: www.microvision.com/displayground

Twitter: www.twitter.com/microvision

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MicrovisionInc

YouTube: www.youtube.com/mvisvideo

MicroVision, SHOWWX, SHOWWX+ and PicoP are trademarks of MicroVision Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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