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.
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.
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
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. All other trademarks or service marks in
this news release are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
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