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Press Release 2001

June 28, 2001 - Pumatech Introduces Browse-it(TM) 3.0 Software - New Features Include Enhanced Off-line Services, Improved Layout Quality And Faster Performance

Pumatech Will Demonstrate Browse-it 3.0 In Booth #4230 At PC Expo

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pumatech Inc. (Nasdaq: PUMA), the leading provider of software infrastructure for the mobile Internet, today announced availability of its Browse-it(TM) version 3.0 software, a leading-edge Web rendering/browsing solution for Palm OS(R) handhelds. Among its new features, Browse-it 3.0 offers enhanced off-line services such as off-line form submission, which allows Web-based forms (e.g., a company expense form) to be stored on a device and filled out while off-line. This capability will enable users to submit all expense forms wirelessly while on the road, or via cradle synchronization when they return to the office. Additionally, Browse-it 3.0 provides improved layout quality and performance, giving users a richer, faster experience. With this new version of Browse-it, mobile workers will be able to dramatically increase productivity by having the ability to work both on- and off-line, regardless of their location or connection method. Pumatech will demonstrate Browse-it 3.0 in booth #4230 at PC Expo in New York City, June 26-28.

"Our expanded service support with Browse-it further illustrates our goal of enabling all users to access any Web content on- or off-line from their mobile devices," said Brad Rowe, Pumatech president, CEO and co-founder. "We aim to provide the highest quality of Web content to all of our audiences, including corporate users and consumers. In order to provide Web content to the largest number of people, it is important that we extend our offering by providing off-line Web services that meet the needs of the enterprise."

Browse-it is one component of Pumatech's Mobile Application Platform (MAP), the common server platform designed to help ISVs, SIs, and OEMs extend content to the enterprise. Designed for maximum scalability and performance, MAP also includes synchronization capabilities and Pumatech's Mind-it(R) change detection and notification software.

When connected to a wireline or wireless modem, Browse-it transforms Palm OS handheld devices into powerful information appliances, giving mobile users full and immediate access to information and applications on the Web -- anytime, anywhere. Browse-it was designed with the user experience in mind
and employs the look and feel of desktop browsers, offering features such as bookmarks, the ability to track browser history, and support for cookies, standard graphic formats, encryption for security, compressed archives, and downloading and installation of native programs and data. Browse-it also provides a SnapShot feature that enables users to capture Web content for viewing off-line when wireless or wireline Web access is unavailable. Browse-it 3.0 now includes an enhanced feature set that further extends the product's usability in enterprise environments:

-- Stay Connected While Off-line. With Browse-it Off-line Services, SnapShots of Web-based information can be taken and stored on a device locally. SnapShots can be updated wirelessly or through cradle-based synchronization, resulting in the most up-to-date information available off-line. In addition, if users need information that is not available off-line, they can either go on-line and get the information or they can make an off-line request for the information, and it will be downloaded to their devices through wireless or cradle synchronization.
-- Color SnapShot and Font Support. Users can now enjoy color SnapShots, based on the color depth that their handheld devices support. Browse-it 3.0 offers 16-bit color support (over 65,000 colors), and also works with four new fonts.
-- Synchronous Form Submission. When users submit a form or batch of forms during cradle synchronization, they receive the results of the submission during the same connected session.
-- Asynchronous Form Submission. For both wireless and cradle synchronization, a user can now submit a form or a batch of forms and then log off. If users have a meeting or appointment, they can take their Palm handheld with them, and the next time they synchronize, the results of the previous submission will be downloaded to their device, giving them the benefit of synchronizing faster and not having to wait for the information.
-- Off-line Requests. This new feature allows users to make an Off-line Request for information not available in a current SnapShot. Users will be asked if they want to go On-line or if they would like to make an Off-line Request. Choosing an Off-line Request will enable them to retrieve the link and SnapShot information the next time they sync, making the SnapShot available to them while off-line.

The Mobile Application Platform (MAP) is the common server platform on which Pumatech is building its new mobile solutions. MAP is designed for maximum scalability and performance, provides ubiquitous access to mobile devices over both wired and wireless media, and does not require the PC to act as a gateway to the network. The platform is hosted in the public Internet space in Pumatech's Intellisync.com(SM) Web service, and is available for licensing to carriers, ISPs and Web portals, as well as to corporations looking to utilize its capabilities behind firewall installations.

Pumatech, formerly known as Puma Technology, Inc., is the leading provider of software infrastructure for the mobile world. The Company, which has long been the leader in synchronization with its Intellisync(R) technology, is in the process of rolling out recently acquired, leading-edge personalization, notification and Web-browsing services integrated with synchronization. Pumatech now offers a comprehensive application suite, the Mobile Application Platform (MAP), for the delivery of highly personalized content to any mobile device. It is the only integrated solution that fully supports all mobile devices and standards, including WAP phones, SMS-enabled phones, Palm OS(R) handhelds, Pocket PCs, Web sites, and desktop applications, such as Outlook. Companies using Pumatech(TM) products can create powerful mobile solutions that give customers and employees anytime, anywhere access to relevant information. Pumatech's mobile solutions are used by a wide range of leading companies, mobile device manufacturers, telecommunications carriers, software companies, and individuals. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Pumatech offers more information on its products and services at www.pumatech.com. Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks relating to possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, continued acceptance of Pumatech's products, increased levels of competition, technological changes, dependence on intellectual property rights and other risks detailed from time to time in Pumatech's periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.

NOTE: Pumatech, the Pumatech logo, Browse-it, and Intellisync are trademarks of Pumatech, Inc., that may be registered in some jurisdictions. Intellisync.com is a servicemark of Pumatech, Inc. Mind-it is a registered trademark of of NetMind Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pumatech, Inc. Palm OS is a registered trademark of Palm, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Tanya Valenzuela, tanyav@mcgpr.com

Amy Robertson, amyr@mcgpr.com



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