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Smith Micro's Consumer Products Group Launches EMC's Retrospect Express HD 2.0 Into Retail Market

Oct 12, 2006
Smith Micro Expands Product Line to Include Award Winning PC Backup Software

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) today announced the portfolio addition of EMC® Retrospect Express® HD 2.0, a simple, fast, and reliable software application that backs up a single PC to an internal or external hard drive. EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 takes only minutes to set up using an enhanced point-and-click wizard that guides users through a simple three-step process: choose what to protect, select a hard drive to store backups to, and set a schedule. The software automatically ensures a Windows desktop or notebook is completely and reliably protected.

In the past, EMC's customers could only obtain Retrospect Express HD edition bundled with third-party branded hard drives. With the release of version 2.0, all the great product features available in EMC Retrospect Express HD are now available as standalone software from Smith Micro's online stores and leading retailers.

"From family photos, to your music catalog, to important documents, your PC contains an ever increasing amount of precious information you can't afford to lose. We're proud to team with Smith Micro to bring EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 software directly to PC users," said Larry Zulch, Vice President and General Manager, Small and Medium Business Products, EMC Corporation.

Key features in Retrospect Express HD 2.0 include:

  • Stores backups on internal or external hard drives, including networked drives (New)
  • Backs up on an automated schedule and/or immediately at the press of a button
  • Flexibility to backup everything or just files that matter most
  • Restores a single file or entire PC to any point in time when a backup took place
  • Searches backups to find lost files quickly
  • Protects files that are open and in use during the backup
  • Removes outdated backups automatically to free disk space
  • Compresses backups to maximize storage (New)
  • Creates and easily updates backups on multiple drives, enabling a drive to be stored in a separate location for extra protection

"Smith Micro is excited to expand its portfolio of products to include EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 backup and recovery software," said Jonathan Kahn, Senior Vice President at Smith Micro. "We believe that our relationship will provide value and a technical edge to the PC user. Together, we have the know-how to deliver an award-winning technology used by millions across the globe."

Pricing and Availability

EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 has a MSRP of $49.99 and is available immediately from Smith Micro, catalogs and from leading retailers, such as Office Max. For more information about the product visit: http://www.allume.com/win/retrospect/

To learn more about EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 and other products distributed by Smith Micro, visit: www.smithmicro.com or www.allume.com

About Smith Micro Software:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communications and utility software products for multiple OS platforms. The company designs easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on wireless and broadband technologies and the Internet, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, file and image compression, digital image and music management. In addition, Smith Micro develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows and Macintosh, empowering users in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet distribution. Smith Micro's leading brands are QuickLink®, StuffIt®, CheckIt®, Internet Cleanup(TM) and Spring Cleaning®. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through retail stores, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), Smith Micro's consumer, enterprise, wireless OEM sales groups and the company's websites. Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI.

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 segments of the company. 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.

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