New Version of Popular Wireless Data Connectivity Product Enables Users of Apple PowerBooks to Connect to the Internet via Mobile Phones without a Cable
NEW ORLEANS, LA-CTIA 2003 - The Mac Division of Smith Micro Software, a developer and marketer of a wide range of software solutions for the Mac market, today announced that the QuickLink® Mobile Mac wireless data connectivity solution now supports Bluetooth technology. QuickLink Mobile Mac users operating Apple's PowerBook G4 series can instantly connect wirelessly to the Internet via their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone without the need for a tethered cable.
QuickLink Mobile, the most popular data connectivity solution in the industry, offers anytime access to email, file uploads/downloads, web surfing and corporate Intranets without being plugged in a network or modem line connection. The solution includes powerful setup assistant that automatically detects the mobile phone, the computer's operating system settings and your high-speed mobile account settings from your carrier's account in just minutes.
"QuickLink Mobile provides users with the freedom and possibilities to stay connected to the information they need the most. So whether it is checking emails at the airport between flights or comparing product prices online while outside a favorite store, it's an incredibly convenient solution," said Robert Elliott, general manager of Smith Micro's Mac Division. "It's one less "wire" in your life, now all you need is your Powerbook and data compatible Bluetooth mobile phone, and you can enjoy Internet access wherever high-speed wireless data is available."
Smith Micro is continuing its leadership momentum in the mobile market by adding cutting-edge Bluetooth technology to QuickLink Mobile Mac. Apple continues to take a prominent technology role by incorporating Bluetooth in its PowerBook G4 series of laptop computers as well as Bluetooth capabilities to all its new desktop computers.
Smith Micro also announced its newest Mac version of QuickLink Mobile Mac now supports Sprint PCS' 1xRTT high-speed data network. Mac users can surf the Internet, check email or access their corporate Intranets on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. QuickLink Mobile Mac already operates with wireless data networks provided by Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, TELUS Mobility in Canada, AT&T Wireless Inc., Nextel Communications Inc. and T-Mobile.
QuickLink Mobile Mac provides user information for web browsing efficiency via the use of a "digital dashboard" to launch a connection and displays signal strength and mobile phone battery status to ensure reliable performance. QuickLink Mobile Mac puts the Internet and its infinite resources within reach wirelessly.
Smith Micro will be exhibiting at the CTIA show in New Orleans on March 17 through March 19 and will be demonstrating QuickLink Mobile Mac with the Bluetooth capability at booth 4775 along with many of its other wireless products. QuickLink Mobile Mac with Bluetooth will begin shipping in Q2 2003 with a suggested retail price of $39.95 from Smith Micro Software.
About Smith Micro Software:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication and utility software products for multiple OS platforms. The company designs integrated, cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet and Wireless and Broadband technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, network fax, and traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), direct sales, retail stores, and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800.
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