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Smith Micro Software, Samsung Telecommunications America Announce Agreement To Bundle QuickLink in Kits for Samsung Wireless Phones

Apr 26, 2001
Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile and QuickLink Fax Software Will Appear in Data Connectivity Kits Enabling Mobile PCs to Access Internet Via Wireless Phone

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and service solutions for the wireless and broadband market, today announced that Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P. (STA), a leading provider of wireless handsets and other telecommunications products, will bundle Smith Micro's QuickLink® Mobile and QuickLink® Fax Software in Samsung's wireless data connectivity kits. Using QuickLink Mobile, Samsung customers will now be able to connect any laptop PC to the Internet via their Samsung CDMA wireless phone.

"QuickLink Mobile is one of the most reliable, easy-to-use Internet connectivity products on the market. We're pleased to be able to offer it to our wireless customers," said Peter Skarzynski, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wireless Terminals, Samsung Telecommunications America. "QuickLink Mobile not only extends the value and capabilities of our wireless phones, but adds to the utility of any portable PC product. For anyone with a highly mobile lifestyle, this new kit will be a most welcome and popular product enhancement."

QuickLink Mobile is a powerful Internet connectivity product that seeks to maximize Web efficiency for mobile users. Its installation wizard makes setup easy and the `"mobile dashboard" displays signal strength and battery status. Users can direct graphics downloads to boost the 14.4 kbps data transfer rate to an effective 56 kbps. In addition, QuickLink Mobile's PC display enables valuable email management by allowing the user to see size and quantity of incoming email messages. QuickLink Mobile's companion product, QuickLink Fax, gives the user complete inbound and outbound fax capability to enhance mobile productivity.

Additional information on Smith Micro Software can be obtained on the company's website or by calling Kalt Rosen & Co. at (415) 397-2686.

As part of Samsung's wireless data connectivity kit, Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile and QuickLink Fax will support many Samsung wireless phones, including the SCH-3500, SCH-8500, SCH-6100 and SCH-850 models as well as the new Samsung Uproar(TM) wireless phone with MP3 digital music capability. The kits will be available through service providers, on Samsung's Web site and in the future at selected mass retailers.

"Samsung, as a major name in home and business electronics, carries with it a worldwide reputation for quality and value," said Rick Wyand, General Manager of Smith Micro's Wireless & Broadband products. "This agreement is a significant addition to our OEM partner list and we believe will help extend the reach and ubiquity of QuickLink products in the mobile marketplace. We look forward to offering Samsung customers a broad new range of capabilities for their CDMA wireless phones."

About Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P.

Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc. L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., a $30 billion flagship company of the Korean-based Samsung Group, is a world leader in electronics, with operations in over 50 countries. For more information please visit

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. 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, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products enable eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, wireless communications, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VAR's) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's). 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.

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitations, statements regarding the marketplace's reaction to and reception of the new kit. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies fluctuations or cancellations in orders from OEM customers, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.