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GUPP Technologies Named to 2007 'Pulver 100'.

IP-Centric Company Honored for Cutting-Edge VoWiFi/GSM Phreedom Phone

PENANG, Malaysia -- GUPP Technologies, Inc., the premier technology solution provider for Linux IP smart mobile communication and entertainment devices, today announced that it has been named to the 2007 "Pulver 100," the IP communications industry's premier listing of privately held growth companies representing the future of the IP-voice and video communications ecosystem. GUPP Technologies, which launched its IP-centric smartphone "Phreedom" in February, is the only Asian company to make the list and has been recognized because of its innovative merging of traditional mobile wireless capabilities with IP-voice communication technology.

GUPP Technologies was founded in 2006 with the mission to introduce a mobile device that would enhance the consumer experience by solving frustrating and costly end-user pain points. Designed for consumers and cost-conscious businesses, GUPP's Phreedom is the world's first open, SIP-based, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)/GSM mobile phone. GUPP's premier offering provides unparalleled freedom on-the-go and drastically reduced roaming charges for a lower phone bill. Phreedom provides added capabilities such as browsing the Internet, downloading music and sending and receiving e-mail, and when combined with VoIP, Wi-Fi and GSM technologies, Phreedom gives users the ultimate connection experience anytime, anywhere.

"Companies like GUPP Technologies, who are offering dual-mode phones to take advantage of the wide-spread adoption of VoIP infrastructure, are helping drive the consolidation of traditional and IP-based communications technologies," said Jeff Pulver, founder and chairman of Pulvermedia. "As a result, we are pleased to name GUPP Technologies to this year's Pulver 100."

The Pulver 100 features private companies that impact the distribution of communications and entertainment with Internet technology. With the experience of the end user in mind, Pulver 100 companies come from a number of IP communications-related market segments, from open systems platforms for fixed mobile convergence to mobile wireless handset manufacturers, like GUPP Technologies.

"It is an honor to be recognized among the industry's best and brightest in the Pulver 100," said Sanjay Varma, CEO of GUPP Technologies. "GUPP was founded on the principle of offering innovative IP solutions for an increasingly converged mobile marketplace, and as adoption continues to grow, GUPP is well positioned to take advantage of the changing mobile marketplace."

About GUPP Technologies, Inc.

Co-founded by Sanjay Varma and Guy Tessens, GUPP Technologies, Inc. is a premier technology solution provider for Linux IP smart mobile communication and entertainment devices. GUPP combines elegant solutions, an outstanding user experience, and a unique focus on WiFi connectivity to produce dramatic cost savings in voice and data communications. GUPP Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Penang, Malaysia. For more information, please visit www.gupp.com.

About the Pulver 100

Originally introduced in 2002, the Pulver 100 features private companies that impact the distribution of communications and entertainment with Internet technology. These companies have substantial real-world deployments and enjoy significant growth rates. The value chain characterized by the Pulver 100 differs from the vertically integrated model of the last century, focusing more on the direct interface to customers and consumers which has been brought about by the Internet. For additional details on the 2007 Pulver 100, please visit www.pulvermedia.com.
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