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Infowave Announces Support for Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone Software.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2003

Infowave Software (TSX: IW), a provider of wireless software for mobile operators, corporations and individuals, announced today that Infowave Symmetry(TM) Pro is optimized for Microsoft Smartphone software. Infowave Symmetry Pro is a wireless desktop e-mail redirector solution for Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC and Smartphone devices. It allows mobile operators to create value-added services for subscribers, by offering instant wireless access to Microsoft Exchange. A free trial is available to download at http://www.symmetrypro.com/freetrial/.

In January of this year, Infowave and Microsoft announced they would collaborate on market solutions based on Microsoft Windows Powered mobile device platforms. The two companies are working together to offer mobile operators complete solutions, designed to increase subscriber adoption and consumption of wireless data.

Microsoft Smartphone software delivers the applications and functionality users expect in next-generation wireless solutions. Coupled with Microsoft back-end servers and services, Smartphone software is a premier platform that provides mobile operators, corporate customers and consumers with the power of mobile services and Internet access in a small, lightweight mobile phone form factor.

"We are pleased to announce that Infowave Symmetry Pro supports the Microsoft Smartphone platform. Symmetry Pro is a compelling offer for mobile operators, as it allows them to create value-added services for their subscribers," said Bill Tam, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Infowave. "With Symmetry Pro mobile professionals gain instant access to vital corporate information in a rich, offline experience - a step far beyond traditional browser-based access to e-mail. This freedom to instantly access their corporate e-mail wirelessly from anywhere, anytime gives enormous power to the mobile user. They never miss an important message, organize and plan their day and focus on what is important to them, because they are always on and linked to their e-mail when away from the office."

"Software partners like Infowave play a key role in Microsoft's Windows Powered mobile solutions initiative. The primary objective of our solutions initiative is to bring value-added services to mobile operators - services that can take advantage of the rich programming environment of our Windows Powered Pocket PC and Smartphone platforms," said Howard Gefen, Director of Mobile Operator Solutions Development at Microsoft Corp. "Infowave's solution offers mobile operators a rich base of business application support for Smartphone devices. By harnessing the power of Windows Powered mobile devices, Infowave is creating software solutions that allow mobile operators to offer compelling, value-added services to their subscribers."

A member of the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council, Infowave is committed to developing innovative wireless solutions that provide mobile operators with the opportunity to capitalize immediately on offering wireless access to corporate information including e-mail and calendar. Infowave helps mobile operators deliver new sources of value, stimulate adoption of integrated Windows powered Smartphone devices and increase revenue, by creating solutions that are easy for operators to launch and compelling for business customers to buy.

About Infowave Software

Infowave (TSX: IW) builds innovative wireless business solutions for mobile professionals, corporations and network operators that connect people to the critical information they need to be more productive and competitive. The Infowave 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. Infowave Mobile Messaging provides workgroups and companies wireless access to their e-mail and calendar from anywhere using a Pocket PC or Palm powered handheld device. Symmetry Pro provides individuals with a fast, convenient, easy-to-install solution for wireless corporate e-mail on Pocket PC and Palm powered devices. The Infowave 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. 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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