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Microsoft's Talisker Operating System to Support Socket's Bluetooth Products 

Microsoft's Talisker Operating System to Support Socket's Bluetooth Products Support for Socket's CompactFlash Bluetooth Card and embedded modules built-in to Microsoft's latest version of Windows CE Operating System

SAN JOSE, CA., August 20, 2001 — Socket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT, PCX: SOK) today announced it has been working with Microsoft and it's embedded operating system OEMs to ensure Socket's Bluetooth CompactFlash (CF) Card and embedded Bluetooth modules will be supported on future devices running Talisker. Microsoft announced the second beta release of Talisker for developers August 13, 2001, which includes support for Socket's Bluetooth products. In addition, the beta release includes support for Socket's broad family of plug-in I/O card products.

“Operating system support in Talisker will make it easy for developers to use our products in their development efforts, and ensures broad compatibility across a wide range of embedded operating system devices,” said Len Ott, Chief Technical Officer. Socket has created special product packages available for Talisker developers. For more information, contact Socket's Bluetooth program director John Doub by email at [email protected].

Talisker and previous versions of Windows CE are similar to Microsoft's Windows operating system for PCs but used in other devices, such as handheld computers and factory automation equipment. Developers can either pay shipping and handling for a CD version or download a free emulator that allows some of the preliminary development work needed to create a Talisker-based device to be done on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP workstation. For details on how to get the beta release, visit www.microsoft.com/windows/embedded/taliskerpreview.

Socket is a registered member of Microsoft's Embedded System Developers Program and has worked with Microsoft in the past to ensure support of its products by Microsoft's operating systems like Windows CE and Windows 9x/Me/2000/NT. Members of the program are granted privileges such as early access to beta versions of upcoming software releases in order to test product lines and ensure compatibility.

About Socket

Socket Communications, Inc. develops and sells connection products for handheld computers and other devices. Socket's products include the Battery Friendly® family of plug-in cards and modules for enhancing mobile computers by adding wireless Internet connectivity, local area networking, bar code scanning, and data communication. Socket's products incorporate the company's energy-efficient chip technology and utilize custom software drivers, 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, and other electronic appliances. For information about Socket's complete range of products, visit www.socketcom.com.

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. Ó 2001, Socket Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

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