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Infowave Announces New Version of Symmetry Pro Wireless Software for Corporate E-Mail; Instant Mail Delivery and Support for Smartphone Highlight New Features.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 1, 2003

Infowave Software (TSX: IW), a global provider of wireless software for mobile operators, corporations and individuals, announced today the availability of Symmetry Pro 2.0, a wireless e-mail solution for mobile users seeking instant access to their corporate e-mail on a range of integrated devices. Available immediately, Symmetry Pro 2.0 works on Microsoft Smartphone devices as well as Pocket PC and Palm powered devices. This latest edition of Symmetry Pro offers Always On wireless e-mail delivery, thereby allowing mobile professionals to remain in touch from anywhere. Symmetry Pro 2.0 is available through Infowave's mobile operator partners and via Infowave's web site at www.symmetrypro.com .

"Symmetry Pro 2.0 represents a breakthrough in e-mail and PIM functionality for smart devices," said Bill Tam, Infowave's Executive Vice-President, Sales and Marketing. "With the introduction of Smartphone support as well as compelling new features such as push e-mail and push calendar capabilities, we believe that Symmetry Pro 2.0 will drive further adoption of new integrated devices."

Symmetry Pro 2.0 is designed to provide always on access to Microsoft Exchange from a broad-range of integrated devices including Pocket PC, Smartphone and Palm devices on virtually any wireless network. The software is easy to install and manage and is developed with both the mobile user and the network operator in mind.

Symmetry Pro 2.0 New Features

Symmetry Pro 2.0 offers a broad range of new features to mobile users including:

Instant Delivery of New E-mail

For integrated wireless devices, Symmetry Pro 2.0 is designed to retrieve new e-mail messages and deliver them to a mobile user's device automatically without any user intervention.

Support for Microsoft Smartphone

Symmetry Pro 2.0 now offers support for Microsoft Smartphone powered devices. The software can be uniquely branded for mobile operators that are currently marketing or plan to market Microsoft Smartphone devices.

Intelligent tracking of E-mail messages

Symmetry Pro 2.0 offers wireless message state change propagation, a feature that allows users to avoid having to delete a message twice. E-mail messages marked as read on the mobile device will be marked as read on the desktop.

Send Attachments from Device (Smartphone and Pocket PC only)

Users of Smartphone or Pocket PC 2002 devices can now send attachments from the mobile device to any e-mail recipient.

Improved Support for Pocket PC 2002

Powerful "request" features allow users to request old messages from their desktop, request contact information, request a calendar summary, request a summary of e-mail forwarding rules and add a new forwarding or blocking rule from their mobile device.

Chinese-Language Message Text Support

Users that utilize Chinese characters in e-mail messages can now send and receive e-mail on all mobile devices supported by Symmetry Pro 2.0.

Palm OS 5.0 Support

Users of Palm OS 5.0 devices can now use the Symmetry Pro 2.0 client software. Symmetry Pro 2.0 includes support for double-resolution device displays (320 x 320 pixels).

About Infowave Software

Infowave (TSE: IW) builds innovative wireless business solutions for mobile operators, corporations and individuals that connect people to the critical information they need to be more productive and competitive. Symmetry Express provides mobile users with instant wireless access to their POP3, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail accounts using a Pocket PC, Smartphone or Palm integrated device. Symmetry Pro provides individuals with a fast, convenient, easy-to-install solution for wireless corporate e-mail on Pocket PC, Palm or Smartphone powered devices. Symmetry Pro Workgroup and Symmetry Pro Enterprise provide workgroups and companies wireless access to their e-mail and calendar from anywhere using a Pocket PC or Palm powered handheld device. The Symmetry Mobile Application Gateway is a wireless services platform that provides network operators with the opportunity to capitalize immediately on offering wireless access to corporate information. The Wireless Business Engine provides companies with a single wireless software platform for fast, secure and reliable wireless access to e-mail, the Internet, corporate intranets and client-server applications. For more information, please visit www.infowave.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, such as the need to develop, integrate and deploy applications to meet our customer's requirements, the possibility of development or deployment difficulties or delays, the dependence on our customer's satisfaction with Infowave's software, its continued commitment to the deployment of the solution, the risks involved in developing software solutions and integrating them with third-party software and services and the other risks and uncertainties described in our Form 10-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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