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Smith Micro Signs Contract With Kyocera Wireless for Popular Wireless Data Connectivity Solution

Aug 11, 2003
Kyocera to Bundle Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile with Data Kit

Aliso Viejo, CA - The Wireless & Broadband Division of Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software for the wireless market, announced a licensing agreement with mobile phone manufacturer Kyocera Wireless Corp. to bundle Smith Micro's popular QuickLink® Mobile data connectivity software with Kyocera's accessory data kits.

QuickLink Mobile, Smith Micro's leading connectivity product, will give end users convenient and versatile access to the Internet via high-speed CDMA 1XRTT networks using Kyocera Wireless' mobile phones. Kyocera will bundle QuickLink Mobile with its accessory data kits with multiple handset models. In addition to Alltel, Kyocera Wireless ships its CDMA phones and accessories to wireless operators in the United States, Canada, Australia, India and Latin America.

QuickLink Mobile is the most popular wireless data connectivity solution in the industry and offers anytime access to email, file uploads/downloads, Web surfing and corporate Intranets without being plugged into a network or landline modem connection. The solution includes installation assistance that automatically detects the mobile phone and sets up the user's computer in minutes.

Other features of QuickLink Mobile include a digital dashboard that displays battery levels and signal strength, as well as an Internet call registry for easy reconciliation of calls with monthly billing statements. The product also automatically configures the user's web browser to filter graphics-intensive page downloads that consume airtime.

"Together, Smith Micro and Kyocera Wireless will offer mobile phone customers an easy and reliable way to access wireless data services," said Rick Wyand, general manager, Wireless and Broadband Group of Smith Micro. "The decision of Kyocera, a leading CDMA mobile phone manufacturer, to bundle QuickLink Mobile with its own data kit highlights our ability to offer the industry's leading wireless connectivity solution, solidifying our position as a strong wireless Internet software company."

"Smith Micro offers a powerful and easy-to-use solution that will help users of our phones to enjoy wireless Internet solutions," said Don McGuire, vice president of global marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Data connectivity solutions like Smith Micro's are the bridge between our fully-featured phones and the power of CDMA 1XRTT high-speed networks."

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 or visit the company's Web site at www.smithmicro.com.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp:

Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's plans for returning to sustained profitability and the company's ability to increase its business in the Wireless and Broadband segments. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statement and are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Smith Micro, Smith Micro logo, and QuickLink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

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