Socket Announces Wireless Internet and Other Connectivity Solutions for New Windows-powered Pocket PCs

Compatible CompactFlash I/O Cards from Socket Include Adapters for Mobile Phones, Ethernet, USB, Bar Code Scanners, and Serial COM Devices

Socket Communications Inc. (OTCBB:SCKT and SCKTW; Pacific Stock Exchange SOK), a leading supplier of wireless Internet solutions for handheld computers, today announced a comprehensive line of mobile connectivity products for Windows-powered Pocket PCs, the next-generation of PDAs from Microsoft and its hardware manufacturer partners. At the Pocket PC Launch event held today at the Grand Central Terminal in New York, Socket showed the Battery Friendly(tm) family of CompactFlash plug-in cards for attaching Pocket PCs to mobile phones, Ethernet networks, USB ports, bar code scanners, and serial peripherals.

Socket's Digital Phone Card is a low-power plug-in card that makes it simple to connect any Windows-based PDA or notebook to data-capable mobile phones made by Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, Siemens and others, and to use these phones for wireless Internet access. Socket's Low Power Ethernet Card provides high-speed, location-independent synchronization and is the only Ethernet adapter currently available for ultra-thin Pocket PCs equipped with Type I CompactFlash slots. Socket's USB ActiveSync Card makes it easy to synchronize a Pocket PC with a notebook or desktop PC. Socket's bar code laser scanner and scanner wand cards make mobile data collection fast and accurate. Socket's serial COM cards attach a Pocket PC to industry-standard serial peripherals.

"Features built into the Pocket PC such as the transparent web browser, hi-resolution color screen, and industry-standard expansion slot, combine to make it the premiere platform for wireless Internet access, mobile productivity and field data collection," said Kevin Mills, CEO of Socket. "We have added Pocket PC support to all of our CompactFlash I/O cards and we have introduced a new USB card to make it easier than ever for mobile professionals to use a PDA."

"Socket's focus on the industry-standard CompactFlash interface continues to pay dividends to mobile computer users," said Rogers Weed, director of marketing for the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "By offering state-of-the-art solutions for a broad range of mobile applications, Socket's family of CompactFlash I/O cards take clear advantage of the expandability of the Pocket PC platform. Now Pocket PC users can easily add new capabilities to their devices as their needs change and grow."


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