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AT&T EASYLINK SERVICES AND SHARP SIGN AGREEMENT TO PURSUE CORPORATE SALES OF MOBILE MESSAGING SOLUTIONS

 MAHWAH, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Electronics Corporation and AT&T EasyLink Services announced today that they will work together to sell mobile communications solutions based on the Wizard(R) electronic organizer and AT&T EasyLink(R) global messaging services. The cooperative sales effort is aimed at corporations seeking easy-to- use, cost-effective portable devices for accessing AT&T Mail and related mobile messaging applications.
 "This cooperative relationship will bring corporate E-mail users the applications they need now and in the future," said Gil DeLiso, director, Sharp Wizard Division. "We look forward to working with AT&T EasyLink Services to extend this application to other Wizard models," he added.
 Don Casey, AT&T EasyLink's portable messale users with a valuable new and convenient way to communicate on the road and manage their work."
 The connection between Sharp's line of organizers and AT&T Mail service is made possible by the new AT&T Mail Access Card, developed by Sharp's Wizard Applications Development Department in cooperation with AT&T EasyLink Services. Users of the OZ-8000, OZ-8200 and OZ-8600 Wizard models can transmit to and receive messages from over 160 countries worldwide by using the Sharp organizer modem (model CE-350X) and AT&T Mail, a service offered by AT&T EasyLink Services.
 The multiple delivery options of AT&T Mail will permit Sharp Wizard users to send messages to a variety of electronic mail systems, printers, pagers, telex machines, fax machines and even U.S. mail. Users may also receive E-mail messages, which can be read, stored on the organizer, edited, deleted or downloaded to a notebook or desktop computer using Sharp Organizer Link software for either PC (model OZ-892) or Macintosh(R) (model OZ-893) computers.
 Mobile Messaging Applications
 AT&T mobile messaging for the OZ-8000 series Wizard allows a variety of applications for mobile executives:
 -- Traveling workers can stay in contact with the home office, clients or suppliers -- without a PC -- and eliminate time-consuming call-backs.
 -- Critical schedule changes can quickly and efficiently be communicated to all who need to know.
 -- Mobile workers can receive information from the office without delay and without leaving a client location.
 -- Traveling executives can access AT&T EasyLink's on-line information, such as stock quotes and news.
 For more information on the AT&T Mail Access Card and AT&T EasyLink Services, contact an AT&T EasyLink Services sales representative at 800-242-6005, Department Wizard.
 AT&T EasyLink Services, the global messaging unit of AT&T, is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. It offers the broadest array of electronic messaging services in the market, including electronic data interchange, gateways from LAN-based E-Mail systems and telex in addition to electronic mail, enhanced fax and information services.
 For more information on the Sharp Wizard line of electronic organizers, contact the Wizard Division, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07430, or call 800-321-8877.
 Sharp Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Mahwah, is a recognized leader in consumer, office and industrial electronics with sales over $2 billion. Founded in 1962, Sharp Electronics markets some 1,200 products in over 45 product categories and employs more than 2,100 people nationwide. The U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation is a leading seller of many electronics product lines, including LCD products, electronic organizers, copiers, facsimile machines, calculators, camcorders and microwave ovens.
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 /CONTACT: James Sciales or Lisa Daniele of Dorf & Stanton, 212-420-8100, or outside New York, 800-223-2121, for Sharp Electronics; or Ed Lopez of AT&T EasyLink, 201-331-4136, or at home, 201-989-5856/


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