Socket Unveils Broadband Access Device for SoMo 650 Handheld Computer

By PRESS RELEASE — April 10, 2009

NEWARK, Calif. --  Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced availability of its SoMo 650 Back Pack Broadband ExpressCard Adapter.

The Back Pack snaps onto the back of a SoMo 650 handheld computer and provides the necessary interface for using a broadband network ExpressCard to transfer data directly to and from the SoMo 650 handheld computer over a broadband network. A wide array of network operators are supported including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and all GSM-based network operators worldwide using pre-certified and approved Novatel Wireless ExpressCards.

The Back Pack is designed to be ergonomic, lightweight and durable, while providing the flexibility for the customer to choose the optimal ExpressCard Wide Area Network (WAN) modem card for their specific broadband network requirements. In addition, the Back Pack is compatible with and operates in conjunction with other SoMo accessories like the plug-in data collection and communication peripherals, the hand strap and the standard and tethered stylus.

As an economic, deployment-ready solution, the SoMo 650 Back Pack is ideal for use in on- and off-campus environments, where staying connected to critical business applications and systems is essential, such as in the areas of remote and home healthcare, field service and sales.

"We're seeing more of our customers in situations where occasional broadband WAN connectivity is a requirement for conducting business in an efficient, productive manner," said Kevin Mills, CEO of Socket Mobile. "The availability of the Back Pack expands the connectivity options of the SoMo 650, and delivers the functionality our customers demand."

Pricing and Availability

The SoMo 650 Back Pack will be available in late April in standard and antimicrobial versions with an MSRP starting at $99 and ‚$74 and $109 and ‚$81, respectively. The broadband ExpressCard is not included with the purchase of the Back Pack and can be purchased separately from network operators worldwide.

About Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket makes mobility computing and productivity work. The company is a one-stop supplier of mobile computing hardware systems, offering a handheld mobile computer specifically designed for business mobility use and an extensive portfolio of essential mobile data collection and networking peripherals that enable mobile automation and productivity increases. The company also offers OEM solutions.


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