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Corel: Sony VAIO Customers to Get WordPerfect Office 2002

Press release from the issuing company

OTTAWA--March 27, 2002--Corel announced a strategic agreement with Sony Electronics Inc. which will enable it to include WordPerfect Office 2002 on all Sony VAIO desktop and select models of VAIO laptop personal computers sold in North America. Sony VAIO customers will receive an office suite which includes WordPerfect 10, Quattro Pro 10, Corel Presentations 10 and more. In addition, these customers will have the opportunity to upgrade to WordPerfect Office 2002 Professional at a preferred rate. "We are extremely pleased to be working with Sony Electronics to ensure that VAIO customers experience the power and precision of WordPerfect,'' said Steve Houck, executive vice-president of strategic relations at Corel Corporation. "The Sony brand is recognized as a leading name in electronics, standing for quality and innovation. These same characteristics are the driving force behind WordPerfect Office 2002. VAIO PCs and our exceptional office suite will provide customers with a very compelling offering.'' WordPerfect 10 offers customers unprecedented precision and control over their document creation. Complete with Reveal Codes, Publish to PDF, support for Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Word documents, including Word 2002 (Microsoft Office XP), WordPerfect 10 provides a number of powerful new features to improve productivity. For more information about the other applications provided in this special offer, please visit www.wordperfect.com. VAIO customers who wish to upgrade to WordPerfect Office 2002 Professional may contact Corel customer service at 800/772-6735. The Professional edition includes WordPerfect 10, Quattro Pro 10, Corel Presentations 10, CorelCENTRAL 10, Paradox 10, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, Net2Phone, 1000 fonts, 11,000 clipart images and 200 photos.