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RICOH INTRODUCES MOBILE PRINTING APP FOR BLACKBERRY® SMARTPHONES  News pressrelease also available in pdf

Search and Print to Any Ricoh HotSpot Printer Directly from a BlackBerry Smartphone.


West Caldwell, NJ, May 20, 2010 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced the launch of the Ricoh HotSpot Printing application (app) for BlackBerry® smartphones. With this app, users will have a print option inside their BlackBerry email client allowing the ability to search for and print to publicly available Ricoh HotSpot enabled printers Powered by PrinterOn®.

Ricoh HotSpot Printers allow the forwarding of documents via email or upload from a URL to a HotSpot printing device. There are no drivers to download. Users just need a web-enabled laptop or smartphone to print to a Ricoh HotSpot Printer.

“Business professionals never travel without their BlackBerry smartphones. Having the added convenience and functionality of the Ricoh HotSpot Printer app for BlackBerry smartphones, puts printing right at their fingertips,” said Matt Sakauchi, Vice President, Office Printer Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation.

The Ricoh HotSpot Printer app is available for free on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld) and www.ricoh-usa.com/hotspotprinters.

Look for enhancements to the Ricoh HotSpot technology later this year with the availability of HotSpot functionality for multifunction products (MFPs).

Find out more about Ricoh HotSpot Printers and Ricoh’s full line of products, by visiting www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh’s complete range of offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.


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The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.


Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

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