OMNISKY SELECTS BLUEKITE TO ENHANCE ACCESS OF WEB CONTENT ON MOBILE DEVICES Tuesday 26 June 2001 PDF Print NEW YORK, June 26, 2001 - PC Expo - OmniSky Corporation (Nasdaq: OMNY), a leading global provider of award-winning wireless applications and services, today announced the selection of BlueKite, a leading mobile Internet software provider, to optimise access of Web content on mobile devices. OmniSky will use BlueKite's technology platform to significantly increase speeds for wirelessly accessing Web-based information on laptop computers. The BlueKite software platform optimises the Web-browsing experience on mobile devices through caching and compression algorithms that reduce unnecessary data transmissions over wireless networks. The agreement between the two companies allows OmniSky to extend BlueKite's optimisation technology to other devices in the future. "With the BlueKite technology, OmniSky can optimise speeds for accessing Web content over wireless networks," said Jorge Pont, OmniSky's director of product marketing. "OmniSky selected BlueKite because of its proven technology and global experience. The BlueKite platform helps OmniSky provide a better user experience for wirelessly accessing Web-based information on laptops and potentially on Pocket PC devices." OmniSky offers a broad range of wireless personal and corporate e-mail and Internet services in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, OmniSky and Hewlett-Packard Company announced a plan to offer wireless e-mail and Internet access to HP Pavilion notebook PCs. OmniSky's Wireless Access solution will enable Pavilion users to use the same e-mail and Web browser applications for mobile Internet access as they use for wired Internet access. "OmniSky and Hewlett-Packard are clear leaders in offering innovative products and services. Utilizing the OmniSky service with BlueKite technology, HP Pavilion notebook PCs can be transformed into compelling mobile Internet devices that meet users' high expectations," said Robin Abrams, BlueKite's president and chief executive officer. OmniSky plans to begin offering its wireless access solution for HP Pavilion notebook PC this summer. Pricing for the service will be announced at that time. About BlueKite Established in 1997, BlueKite is a leading Internet software company that provides a platform enabling the efficient delivery of rich content to mobile computing devices. Service providers around the globe such as BT Cellnet, Connect Austria, Sprint PCS, Swisscom, and Telfort have built mobile Internet services upon BlueKite's technology. BlueKite also partners with device manufacturers, including Mitsubishi Electric Telecom and Sierra Wireless, to offer enhanced wireless data services. Headquartered in San Francisco, BlueKite has an engineering and design center in southern California and European operations in the UK, France, Denmark, and the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.bluekite.com or call +1 415 369-3700 in the U.S. or +44 207 9079790 in the UK. About OmniSky OmniSky (Nasdaq: OMNY) is a leading global provider of wireless applications and services for users of mobile devices. OmniSky's award-winning service offers mobile professionals access to up to six e-mail accounts, including corporate e-mail via Microsoft Outlook as well as POP3 e-mail, the ability to search and surf the Internet, a broad range of optimized Web content, and the ability to securely conduct e-commerce transactions. The OmniSky service is available on the Palm V and Palm Vx, Handspring Visor Platinum, Visor Prism and Visor Edge, HP Jornada 520/540 Series Pocket PCs, the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC, and soon on the Casio E-125 and HP Pavilion Notebook PCs, and can be purchased online or in over 2000 retail outlets across the U.S. Service coverage includes over 167 major metropolitan areas within the United States, encompassing over 172 million people. OmniSky also offers its service outside of the U.S. through U.K. and German beta programs and has plans to expand into additional international markets this year. In 2001, OmniSky expects to offer its proprietary wireless applications and services, including Communications, Content Delivery, and Location-Based Services to telecommunications carriers, online service providers, hardware manufacturers, and other third parties. OmniSky intends to enable these companies to offer differentiated wireless data solutions on any mobile device, from WAP-compliant cell phones to PDAs and laptop computers, and on the most widely available wireless networks, such as CDPD, CDMA, GSM and GPRS. OmniSky is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information visit http://www.omnisky.com or call 415/764-2200. The foregoing information contains forward-looking statements that are based on OmniSky's current expectations. These expectations are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause OmniSky's actual results to differ materially from those referred to in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause OmniSky's actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, risks related to: market acceptance of an early stage service such as OmniSky's; delays in the development or introduction of new versions of OmniSky's service; technical difficulties with networks or operating systems on which OmniSky relies to deliver its service; changes in technologies that affect the wireless, Internet or handheld mobile device industries; the ability of an early stage company such as OmniSky to manage its growth; the protection of OmniSky's proprietary information; release of competitive products and services; and general economic downturns. These and other risks are more fully described in OmniSky's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and can be obtained online at the Commission's web site at http://www.sec.gov. Readers should consider the information contained in this release together with other publicly available information about OmniSky for a more informed overview of the company. © 2001 OmniSky Corporation. All rights reserved. The OmniSky name and logo are trademarks of OmniSky Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlueKite is a registered trademark of BlueKite.com. 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