Novatel Wireless Announces Continued Innovation of Next Generation Wireless with EV-DO PCI Express Mini Card Modem for Laptops and Other Wireless Devices

SAN DIEGO, Feb 1, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced the Novatel Wireless Expedite EV620(TM) EV-DO PCI Express Mini Card for EV-DO networks. PCI Express Mini Card is a form factor specification designed in mobile platforms and is optimized for most laptop systems. The Expedite EV620 provides wireless broadband data access on EV-DO networks at speeds up to 2.4 Mbps and is designed for easy integration into multiple laptop platforms and other wireless devices. Samples of the Expedite EV620 PCI Express Mini Card are currently available for integration with platform manufacturers.

The Expedite EV620 will enable wireless high-speed streaming video and audio, secure access to emails with large attachments and other corporate information stored behind firewalls. The Expedite EV620 will also include receive diversity on 800 and 1900 MHz band CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and CDMA2000 1X networks, providing reliable connectivity, maximum data throughput and efficient management of device power consumption.

The PCI Express Mini Card design of the Expedite EV620 is standard in most laptop platforms, allowing for quick and easy integration, and minimizes space consumption on the laptop motherboard. This enables platform manufacturers to reduce integration costs, retain a sleek form factor and maintain external slots for other functions. With seamless high-speed network connectivity on notebooks in growing demand, the Expedite EV620 is an ideal solution that addresses the needs of laptop manufacturers.

"The addition of the Expedite EV620 will further diversify our product portfolio, expand our addressable market and put us in a strong position to capitalize on the development of embedded wireless broadband data solutions," said Peter Leparulo, chief executive officer for Novatel Wireless. "The PCI Express Mini Card form factor makes the Expedite EV620 a perfect turnkey solution for large volume device integration and meets the demand for seamless broadband connectivity."

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS, INC.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards, Expedite(TM) Embedded Modems, Freedom Box(TM) Ruggedized Modems, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) 3G Multimedia Application Consoles and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access to personal, corporate and public information. 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 on Novatel Wireless visit www.novatelwireless.com (nvtlg)

(C) 2005 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Expedite, Expedite EV620, Freedom Box, MobiLink, Ovation, and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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