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New Smith Micro Product Web-Enables Palm Handhelds through User's Mobile Phone

Oct 18, 2001
QuickLink® Mobile for Palm OS® Offers Wireless Internet Connectivity for Non-Wireless Models; Valuable Communications Tool for Today's Restricted Travel Environment

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- The Wireless & Broadband Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and service solutions for the wireless and broadband markets, today announced the availability of QuickLink® Mobile for Palm OS®, a software program that makes it possible to wirelessly connect virtually any PalmTM handheld to the Internet with nothing more than a mobile phone and the appropriate data cable. The solution gives Palm users access to e-mail, Web pages and other Internet functions from the road without the need to carry a laptop or upgrade to a wireless Palm device.

An extension of Smith Micro's QuickLink® Mobile software for laptop computers, the new product is available both to end-users and as a bundling opportunity for mobile phone manufacturers and service providers.

"Over 16 million Palm PoweredTM handhelds have been sold, according to Palm's own documents, and only a small fraction of those are wireless-enabled. That leaves an enormous population of Palm handheld users searching for a means of using their devices to access the Internet, particularly in light of the recent airplane carry-on limits that may make it difficult to use laptops in today's travel environment," said Rick Wyand, General Manager of Smith Micro's Wireless & Broadband Division. "Our QuickLink® Mobile for Palm OS® offers an inexpensive solution that not only expands Smith Micro's offerings in the wireless market but also brings important new functionality to the Palm user community."

QuickLink® Mobile installs on the user's Palm handheld device and transforms any data-capable mobile phone into a wireless modem. The software enables users to configure the phone and create a new Internet dial-up connection in minutes. Users can then access the Internet from their Palm handheld between flights, in a taxi, in a meeting, or anywhere else a landline connection is not readily available. The software also displays the signal and battery strength of the user's mobile phone visually alerting users when the phone is out of service range or the power is running out.

QuickLink® Mobile for Palm OS® can be used to web-enable any Palm model utilizing Palm OS 3.3 or later. It operates via a mobile phone-specific data cable that attaches to the data or charger port on the phone and the sync port on the handheld. It will be available in the 4th quarter of 2001. More information about QuickLink® Mobile for Palm OS® can be found on

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 and services 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 (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). 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

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 profitability and the company's ability to increase in business in its Wireless and Broadband segment. 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 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.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo and QuickLink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. Palm OS and HotSync are registered trademarks, and Palm is a trademark, of Palm, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.