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Socketís Complete Bluetooth Product Qualified 

SAN JOSE, CA, July 23, 2001óSocket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ; SCKT, PSE: SOK) today announced that its Bluetooth Protocol Stack for Microsoftís Windows CE operating system has been awarded v1.1 qualification by the Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB).

Bluetooth wireless technology has been refined over the last 2 years with standards being revised and updated by the dedicated Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). However, the SIG has now settled on the '1.1' standard as the definitive one for the foreseeable future. Socketís Bluetooth CompactFlash cards have already been approved. With the qualification of Socketís Protocol Stack, the company can offer a complete, qualified solution for Windows CE based handheld devices like Microsoftís Pocket PC.

About Qualification

The Bluetooth qualification is mandatory for manufacturers to use the official Bluetooth logo and trademark. The program enforces a consistent standard for implementing the Bluetooth wireless technology, and is important because successful qualification implies assured interoperability with different solutions and vendors. Socket's qualification testing was performed in conjunction with CETECOM, Inc. (, a recognized BQB.

The qualification criteria demanded protocol conformance tests, interoperability tests, compliance declarations and documentation reviews as defined in the Bluetooth Qualification Program Reference Document (PRD), released by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's Bluetooth Qualification Association (BQA). The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the consortium that maintains the Bluetooth standard, has more than 2000 members.

About Socket Communications, Inc

Socket Communications, Inc., develops and sells connection products for handheld computers and other devices. Socketís products include the Battery Friendly“ family of plug-in cards for enhancing mobile computers by adding wireless Internet connectivity, local area networking, bar code scanning, and data communication. Socketís products incorporate the companyís energy-efficient chip technology, making them ideal for battery operated mobile computers. Socket is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and is developing products that will add Bluetooth wireless technology to handheld computers, notebooks and other electronic appliances. For more information about Socketís complete range of products, visit

Socket and Battery Friendly are registered trademarks of Socket Communications, Inc. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by the Bluetooth SGI, Inc., and licensed to Socket Communications, Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. ” 2001, Socket Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

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