Aether Systems Launches Reuters MarketClip On HP Jornada 540 & Compaq iPaq Pocket PC

Broadens Device Offering For Premier Financial Application

Aether Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: AETH), a leading provider of wireless data products and services, today announced the launch of Reuters MarketClip,(TM) on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) - powered Pocket PC personal digital assistants, the HP Jornada 540 and the Compaq iPaq.

The HP Jornada 540 and Compaq iPaq allows immediate access to financial information and both Microsoft Word and Excel; doubles as an MP3 player; provides color screen display; and records voice memos -effectively providing the optimal wireless experience.

Reuters MarketClip, a collaborative effort by Aether Systems and Reuters, provides real-time stock quotes and associated financial information; and allows users to create and track their portfolios, set alerts and request a wide range of market content.

The financial application is designed for individuals - including investors, brokers and investment bankers, who need to stay continuously in touch with the U.S. financial markets. Offering an interactive, intelligent financial workstation that allows the user to stay on top of market news and information while on the go, Reuters MarketClip provides financial information for:

-- New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

-- American Stock Exchange (AMEX)

-- National Association for Securities Dealers Automated Quotations Exchange (NASDAQ)

-- Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB)

-- Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA)

"We're excited to offer Reuters MarketClip to individuals seeking to maximize use of their Pocket PC handheld device," said John Shepley, corporate vice president financial services, Aether Systems.

"And as use of mobile devices to access data continues to become standard, Aether will ensure that its suite of real-time financial news and information products is supported by a wide range of mobile and wireless devices."

"Aether Systems is a leader in mobile technology, and we are thrilled that they are using the Pocket PC to enable transmission of real-time financial data to their customers," said Rogers Weed, general manager for the Mobility Group at Microsoft Corp.

"The advanced functionality of Pocket Internet Explorer combined with the work that Aether has done optimizing their service for wireless, allows mobile customers access to their critical financial information, wherever and whenever they need it."

Reuters MarketClip is also available on Palm personal digital assistants. Also within Aether's suite of financial products is StatusQuote, which provides real-time financial quotes, alerts and watch list capability from a web-enabled phone. The company has also developed and deployed real-time trading applications for brokerage leaders Charles Schwab, National Discount Brokers and Morgan Stanley.

Current owners of Pocket PC personal digital assistants and others interested in the Reuters MarketClip service may contact 1-888-9-STOCKS.

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