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May 05, 1999

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) today announced that its HotFax® MessageCenter software is ranked number two by PC Data, Inc. in its list of top selling fax software products in the retail software market. The ranking comes from an analysis of retail sales and number of units of fax software products sold from August 1998 to March 1999.

According to PC Data, a leading computer industry sales and product analysis firm, HotFax MessageCenter earned the number two spot for fax software in a field of 34 software publishers.

HotFax MessageCenter offers faxing, voice mail and paging features in a single software package. HotFax MessageCenter currently sells for $99.95 and is available through company-direct sales and through authorized Smith Micro retailers worldwide.

"The result of our HotFax MessageCenter product's gain in market position indicates that we are providing needed solutions for our customers," said William W. Smith Jr., Smith Micro's chief executive officer. "To have a respected firm like PC Data validate the success of our products, reinforces the fact that we are indeed meeting our customer's communications software needs."

PC Data is an independent source of technology market analysis for the software, hardware and video game industries. The company provides the latest data on point-of-sale reporting, product analysis, Internet and software usage monitoring, and software error tracking. PC Data currently serves over 800 subscriber-based companies in the software and hardware industries, accounting for nearly 95 percent of all computer industry sales.

"Since rolling out a retail-focused strategy, Smith Micro has risen from being an almost exclusively OEM-oriented supplier of fax software to become the number two player in the category in the retail market," said Roger C. Lanctot, director of research for PC Data, Inc.

HotFax MessageCenter

HotFax MessageCenter is a communications software product that integrates fax, voice mail and paging capabilities into a single package. Key features include:

Fax and Data - Faxing directly from any Windows® application. Optical Character Recognition allows faxes to be converted into text. A design feature enables users to create a fax cover page and header. Broadcast fax, automated fax forwarding, fax archiving and re-sending, caller ID options and received fax annotation features are also offered.

Voice Mail - Secure voice mail with local and remote password protection. Customizable features allow a variety of business departments and personal home extensions to be created. A one-to five-digit voice mail extension system supports up to 90,000 mailboxes. Additional features include remote voice mail retrieval, call monitoring and transfer, fax on demand for up to 99 documents per mailbox, full duplex speakerphone and caller ID options.

Paging - Numeric and alphanumeric paging capabilities are available. A page alert for received voice mail and faxes, and a page schedule feature are offered. Additionally, Microsoft® ExchangeTM, OutlookTM, and Windows MessagingTM e-mails are automatically routed to an alphanumeric pager.

Internet Voice E-Mail - Voice e-mail messages can be sent over the Internet to any Windows user with a standard sound card, alleviating the need for typing, spell checking and editing.

Internet Fax - Faxing to any fax machine in the world over the Internet free of long-distance phone company charges. Supports a corporate Internet link without having to use a local modem.

Smith Micro Software

Smith Micro Software, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of state-of-the-art, person-to-person communication solutions designed for the Internet and traditional applications.

HotFax MessageCenter and Smith Micro's complete line of products are available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Corporate headquarters is Smith Micro Software, Inc., 51 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 92656. Telephone: (949) 362-5800. Fax: (949) 362-2300. For more information about Smith Micro and its complete line of products, visit the company's Web site at To become a VAR partner, visit the VARPlus "Partner in Profit" Program Web site at Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI.

PC Data

PC Data, located in Reston, VA, provides the most accurate, reliable, and comprehensive software and hardware point-of-sale information available. More than 800 firms use PC Data's market research to understand the software market and to make critical business decisions. For additional information about PC Data, visit the company's Web site at

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors effecting the company's operations, markets, products, services and prices, as well as, other factors detailed 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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