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HTC Licenses Smith Micro's Device Management Solution

Sep 17, 2007
Smith Micro's Insignia Device Management Solution Embedded in HTC Smartphones Delivers Secure, Timely and Cost Effective Device Update Over-the-Air

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of innovative software solutions and services for the wireless market announced today a global licensing agreement with High Tech Computer (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based Smartphones to preload and distribute the Insignia Mobile Device Management client on the next generation of HTC Smartphones for consumers and business users worldwide.

Through this agreement, HTC's Microsoft Windows Mobile based Smartphones will ship with Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client (OMC), enabling HTC to deliver a higher service level to expedite firmware updates and handset software application upgrades to its mobile devices to market over-the-air (FOTA).

"Our new relationship with HTC, a company known for its innovative mobile device products, validates the strength of our Insignia intelligent device management solution. We are pleased that our investment in the Insignia product line is delivering results so quickly," said William W. Smith, Jr., CEO and President Smith Micro Software. "Smart devices are only valuable when they work right, and nothing can be more frustrating for HTC or its customer base than a mobile device that is not performing as designed."

"We understood the importance of HTC's goal to provide its customers with a superior FOTA experience, and we accelerated our development efforts to meet its product release schedule for its next generation of Smartphone devices," concluded Smith.

About Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client

Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client (OMC) solution quickly, reliably and cost-effectively updates firmware on mobile phones already in the hands of users. It supports file updates, compressed image updates, and multiple sequential updates all in one package and is backed by a broad range of integrity checks to ensure the process is secure and 100% fault tolerant, even during power outages. The inclusion of Smith Micro's Insignia Open Management Client in HTC's Smartphones will enable IT departments and service providers to significantly save time and expense by running remote diagnostics, upgrading their own applications and core wireless firmware, adding new features and following evolving standards.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communications solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel, Telcom & OEM Sales Groups, and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information about Smith Micro, please visit www.smithmicro.com.

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