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Smith Micro Chosen by Cingular Wireless to Provide Data Connectivity Kits for Next Generation Wireless Products

Nov 19, 2002
QuickLink® Mobile will Enable Mobile PCs and Other Devices to Access the Internet Via High Speed Mobile Phones Using TDMA and Advanced GSM/GPRS Wireless Technologies

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 market, announced that CingularSM Wireless, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States, has chosen Smith Micro's QuickLink® Mobile data connectivity software for a data connectivity solution. According to the terms of the agreement, Smith Micro will be a vendor to build Cingular Wireless' data connectivity kits, which include QuickLink® Mobile. The data connectivity kits are currently shipping, and can be purchased through Cingular Wireless retail stores and the Cingular Wireless e-storefront, available at

QuickLink® Mobile, Smith Micro's leading connectivity product, will give Cingular Wireless customers convenient and versatile access to the Internet via the Cingular Wireless TDMA and next generation GSM/GPRS wireless networks via a mobile phone. With QuickLink® Mobile, customers can access email, upload/download files, and surf websites when they are away from their home or office. The kits include a comprehensive solution to connect the user's PC to the wireless device and will ship in several versions for Windows-based PCs as well as PocketPC and Palm OS devices.

"Cingular Wireless is pleased to be able to offer its wireless customers instant access to the Internet via QuickLink® Mobile," said Tim Hogan, Executive Director of Business Marketing for Cingular Wireless. "QuickLink® Mobile is a reliable, easy-to-use solution that allows users to share files, send and receive emails, and access company Websites. This product is one more way Cingular Wireless is keeping its customers connected with the world."

"Smith Micro is proud of this agreement with Cingular Wireless, especially because of Cingular Wireless' advanced high-speed digital technologies," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro. "Cingular Wireless is committed to the development and expansion of its GSM/GPRS wireless network. With QuickLink® Mobile, Cingular Wireless customers will be able to leverage the full potential of GSM/GPRS, sending and receiving data from the field at relative high speeds."

QuickLink® Mobile, the most popular data connectivity solution in the industry, offers a number of convenience features to enhance productivity and simplify Internet use from the field. Among the product's most valuable advantages is a powerful installation wizard that lets users load the software and configure the wireless hookup in minutes by auto-detecting the type of mobile phone and configuring the computer system appropriately. Other notable features of QuickLink® Mobile include a Digital Dashboard that not only displays battery levels and signal strength but also registers all Internet calls, allowing the customer to manage their connection.

About Cingular Wireless:

Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S., and is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a leader in mobile voice and data communications for both individuals and enterprises, Cingular Wireless, a joint venture between SBC Communications and BellSouth, currently serves more than 21.6 million consumer and business customers nationwide. Cingular Wireless offers customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at

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 wireless communications, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, 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.

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, the company's ability to increase its business in the Wireless and Broadband segments and market acceptance of its data connectivity software.. 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.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, and QuickLink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.