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Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Group Mobile as one of the Hot 100 Fast-Growth Businesses in the U.S.
May 20, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


PHOENIX, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Mobile, an Internet Reseller of rugged, mobile computers, was recently recognized as one of the nation's Hot 100 fast-growth businesses. Group Mobile's rapid sales growth and positive job creation, among other criteria, enabled the new company to achieve a rank of 67 on the prestigious Entrepreneur magazine Hot 100 list. The Company was chosen from a database of nearly 21 million companies which were reviewed by research provider CentrisPoint and Entrepreneur magazine. Of the nearly 21 million companies on the preliminary list, only 0.3% made the initial cut, and just a fraction of those made it to the Hot 100.

Group Mobile is an online reseller of rugged computers for mobile workforces and field workers. What makes Group Mobile unique is that they just focus on ruggedized computers and they offer all the leading brands of rugged mobile computers such as Panasonic Toughbooks, General Dynamics Itronix computers, Xplore Technologies, plus many more. "Group Mobile has been fortunate in that we have grown at an incredible rate since our start in 2003 and as a result have made the recent Inc. 500 list ( http://www.groupmobile.com/Inc500_PressRelease.asp http://www.groupmobile.com/CRN100PressRelease.asp ), CRN 100 ( ) list and now the Entrepreneur Hot 100 list." Richard Lawson, President of Group Mobile attributes his success to "hiring great people, satisfying all customers, and maintaining excellent vendor relationships."

"This year's Hot 100 listing reveals the shining stars continuing to drive the nation's economy forward," says Karen Axelton, executive editor of Entrepreneur. "These companies, and the entrepreneurs who built them, are making a major impact on the economy with their revenue and the new jobs they create as a result of their growth. The innovation, persistence and passion they demonstrate in industries across the board are vital to the nation's success as a whole."

Entrepreneur magazine's 14th consecutive ranking of America's top fast-growth companies revealed businesses with total combined revenue of $4.6 billion in 2007. The Hot 100 are expected to employ more than 15,000 individuals by 2009, an increase from a total of 517 employees on their first day of business.

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About Group Mobile

Group Mobile is a premier provider of rugged, mobile and field-use computing products. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Group Mobile serves customers all over North America. We supply customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Military, to local police/fire/ambulance, to small and mid-size businesses, to the frequent traveler that needs something more durable than a commercial, plastic laptop computer. We market all the leading brands of rugged mobile computers, primarily through our e-commerce website at http://www.groupmobile.com http://www.groupmobile.com/RuggedComputerGuide.asp . To learn more about rugged computers and how they differ from commercial, plastic computers, check out the Rugged Computer Guide ( ).

CONTACT: media, Sejal Solanki, Director of Marketing of Group Mobile, Sejal@groupmobile.com+1-480-705-6100, ext. 230,

Web site: http://www.groupmobile.com/