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YotaPhone Wins the CNET Best of CES Award for Hottest Mobile Device at the 2013 International CES

Yota Devices today announced it won a Best of CES Award for its YotaPhone, the first dual-screen phone with a full-color liquid crystal display (LCD) on one side and an electronic paper display (EPD) on the other. Produced and judged by editors from CNET (www.cnet.com), the winners of the Best of CES Awards were announced Thursday, January 10, at 2013 CES in Las Vegas.

Selected by CNET’s unbiased expert editors, the winners were the most exciting, innovative, and promising products at the show. CNET editors scoured the 2013 CES show floor for products to consider for the prestigious award. In addition, CNET awarded a Best of Show product and thousands of online readers and viewers voted for the CNET People’s Voice winner.

Videos of the winners and finalist products can be found at http://www.cnet.com/ces.

YotaPhone, which was unveiled last month, features a powerful Android based phone with LCD display on one side and EPD on the other, which is the user’s personal space for receiving notifications, linking to social media, reading content-rich news or displaying favorite pictures. The two displays are linked together to open a new world of unlimited user experiences. YotaPhone will be available for sale worldwide in the second half of 2013.

“Since we lifted the curtains on YotaPhone four weeks ago, we have been thrilled at how the tech community, developers and consumers have embraced the way our phone will change users’ relationship and interactions with their phone. Receiving the Best of CES Award by the editors of CNET is another validation that we have created a whole new archetype in smartphones,” said Vlad Martynov, CEO, Yota Devices.

“Hundreds of companies and manufacturers descend on Las Vegas each January to announce the products that will make news in the coming year,” said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor in Chief of CNET Reviews. “CNET's army of editors work tirelessly to meet with industry insiders, explore every inch of the CES show floor, and live blog every major press conference to make sure we find the most exciting new tech from the show. We're happy to have selected YotaPhone for a Best of CES Award."

About Yota Devices

Yota Devices is a private company dedicated to mobile communications and connectivity devices based in Moscow, Russia. Yota Devices’ international team of software and hardware engineers and experts come from Russia, the U.S. and Finland. The company’s business philosophy is based first on innovating the user experience and then on applying the best emerging technologies to deliver on this promise. Yota Devices is bringing the company’s knowledge and obsession with the user experience to the new YotaPhone based on the company’s successful connectivity devices business. Yota Devices has already sold more than 3 million fast, reliable and attractive modems, routers and other connectivity devices. The company’s share of the LTE modems market is 6%. For more information visit http://www.yotadevices.com and www.yotaphone.com.

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