YadaYada Forms Strategic Alliance with Novatel Wireless to Offer Co-Branded Wireless Modems to Palm V and Handspring Users

YadaYada, Inc., an integrated wireless service provider and personalized mobile Web portal, has formed a strategic alliance with Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a provider of wireless data modems and software, to provide YadaYada customers with co-branded Minstrel V(TM) Wireless Handheld Modems for the Palm V(TM) and Minstrel S(TM) Wireless Springboard(TM) Modems for the Handspring(TM) Visor(TM).

The co-branded Minstrel(R) modems will enable YadaYada to sell a complete suite of wireless products and services to enterprise customers, mobile professionals and consumers. Combined with YadaYada's proprietary browsing software, the co-branded modems will enable YadaYada users to access nearly every Web site on the Internet, and exploit YadaYada's sophisticated synchronization technology, through their personal digital assistants (PDAs).

"Our alliance with Novatel Wireless greatly enhances our integrated wireless offerings and helps reinforce the YadaYada brand throughout the user's wireless Internet experience," said Howard Wright, YadaYada's director of business strategy. "Mobile professionals and consumers will now be able to use Novatel Wireless' Minstrel wireless modems to access YadaYada's Mobile Web Portal or effortlessly visit Web sites from the palm of their hands."

"Novatel Wireless is pleased to partner with YadaYada to provide consumers and business professionals with real-time wireless Internet access from their handheld devices," said Greg Robins, worldwide director of channel sales for Novatel Wireless. "Our Minstrel family of wireless modems, bundled with YadaYada's service, provides a compelling wireless, mobile computing alternative for today's busy professional."

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