Novatel Wireless Announces Commercial Availability of Expedite EU850D Embedded Module for HSDPA Networks

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today introduced the EU850D Expedite(R) Embedded Module, providing OEMs and laptop manufacturers worldwide with an ideal solution to integrate high-speed 3G wireless functionality into their product lines. Building on the robust qualities of the current Expedite product line, the EU850D is a global card providing data rates up to 7.2 Mbps with a connection significantly more secure and reliable than Wi-Fi.

The patent-pending EU850D features an integrated SIM slot, eliminating the need for OEMs to develop a slot in the host device. By reducing the design and wiring constraints, Novatel Wireless enables its OEM partners to develop better products for less money through reduced development and certification cycles. Network operators also benefit from lowered demands on their networks and the ability to increase network capacity while delivering higher throughput performance.

"Novatel Wireless has established itself as a leader in the wireless industry by continually monitoring the evolving needs of our customers and centering product development around those criteria," said Brad Weinert, president of Novatel Wireless. "The EU850D was designed with the specific needs of our OEM customers in mind and offers added value by reducing certification costs and improving time-to-market."

Optimized for Europe, the Expedite EU850D embedded module has diversity with the 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands on HSDPA and UMTS networks worldwide. The modem is backwards compatible with GPRS/EDGE networks, automatically keeping the user connected when roaming outside of 3G coverage areas. The inclusion of a next-generation diversity and equalizer chipset and advanced receiver technologies, provides users with the best possible performance, regardless of radio conditions or movement in and out of buildings.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access. The company delivers innovative 3G solutions to operators, distributors and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C)2008 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo and Expedite are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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