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Soda-Pop Mail Now Available on Get It Now from Verizon Wireless; Your Email Anywhere, Anytime!

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SOLANA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2002

Tourmaline Networks, Inc., a wireless software application developer and Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless service provider in the U.S. and the leader in mobile data, today announced that Soda-Pop Mail(TM), developed using QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless -- BREW(TM) -- platform, is now available on Get It Now(SM) from Verizon Wireless. With Soda-Pop Mail (, wireless users can quickly and easily access their existing email accounts at a cost significantly less than existing wireless email products. Users can demo the product up to 10 times for free and then decide if they would like to subscribe for the $2.99 monthly fee.

"Soda-Pop Mail represents a significant advancement over other wireless email products," said Basil Abifaker, vice president of Product Development at Tourmaline. "Soda-Pop Mail makes it possible to access existing email accounts at a faster rate than before. The intuitive format is easy to learn and makes emailing on the go quick, simple and inexpensive."

Soda-Pop Mail's many features include:
-- Access up to 5 email accounts including Hotmail(TM), MSN(TM), NetZero(TM), Road Runner(TM), Yahoo(TM) (with POP access) and most POP mail servers. No need to set up a new account.

-- Store up to 25 contacts.

-- Create and store up to 25 short replies and signatures.

-- Read, send and reply to email without the limitations of SMS and WAP.

Get It Now-enabled phones --- including the Motorola T720, the Verizon Wireless Z-800 and the Kyocera 30305e -- are available through more than 1200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Radio Shack stores, or on the web at

Additional information on Get It Now from Verizon Wireless can be found online at

About Tourmaline Networks

Tourmaline Networks, Inc., is a provider of software solutions for the mobile Internet. The company develops state-of-the-art wireless software applications, including Soda-Pop Mail. Find more information on the Web at

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30.3 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at

About BREW

QUALCOMM's BREW platform is a thin application execution environment that provides an open, standard platform for wireless devices. The BREW platform is part of a complete, end-to-end solution for wireless applications development and application distribution. The complete BREW solution includes the BREW Software Development Kit(tm) (SDK) for developers, the BREW applications platform and porting tools for device manufacturers, and the BREW Distribution System (BDS) that is controlled and managed by carriers enabling them to easily get applications from developers and take them to market. BREW is a product of the QUALCOMM Internet Services (QIS) division and QUALCOMM Wireless & Internet (QWI) group of QUALCOMM.

Note to Editors: Soda-Pop Mail is a trademark of Tourmaline Networks, Inc. QUALCOMM, BREW and BREW SDK are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other company or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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