Novatel Wireless Awarded Patent for Message Delivery System to Communicate with Multimode Mobile Internet Devices

SAN DIEGO, Aug 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless,(TM) Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced it has been issued United States Patent No. 7,392,039 titled, "Complete message delivery to multi-mode communication device." The patent provides customers with a simple and innovative technology to communicate with wireless Internet devices via a notification message that orders the device to connect to a server and download specific content and information. This technology will be an essential component of ongoing research involving secure remote management of mobile Internet devices.

Mobile Internet Devices have been designed with the capability to download content wirelessly from a server so consumers are able to access email or enjoy digital music, audiobooks and movies without needing to sync with a PC. The technology behind this patent will significantly increase the efficiency with which these devices communicate with remote servers via wireless networks, thereby increasing battery life for the device and reducing network usage and bandwidth consumption for the operators.

Novatel Wireless' chief technology officer, Dr. Slim Souissi and his team of researchers developed the unprecedented technology. The award of this patent further highlights the strong commitment of Novatel Wireless to research and development (R&D) and maintaining its position as a key industry innovator, as illustrated by an intellectual property portfolio with over 30 issued patents.

"Novatel Wireless is committed to innovative thinking and has always placed an emphasis on wireless R&D activities," said Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. "This novel technology demonstrates our continued market leadership and dedication to expanding our rich portfolio of intellectual property."

For more information about Novatel Wireless, please visit www.novatelwireless.com.

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 (HSPA & 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 Internet 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 name and logo are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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