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Novatel Wireless Deploys NovaCore Software Developers Kit Available through New Online Developers' Lounge

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the release of NovaCore(TM), a new software developer kit (SDK) designed to promote the development of additional value-added applications and services for Novatel Wireless devices.

Novatel Wireless engineered NovaCore to enable the development of specialized software applications including location based services (LBS), connectivity management, device personalization, local time management, roaming, data protection, multiple device support and a variety of additional interfaces. NovaCore facilitates concurrent application access and increased stability over previous SDK editions, with less development complexity for new products and a reduced memory footprint.

The new NovaCore SDK is Web 2.0 ready. Its unique design lets a software developer write an application once that will run on Windows, Mac and Linux, extending their marketing reach and simplifying development projects. It is one of the few industry SDKs that supports both EVDO and HSPA 3G connections, accomplished through one application programming interface (API). NovaCore is also backwards compatible with the Novatel Phoenix SDK, easing the transition for legacy applications. The new SDK includes enhanced documentation and sample code to streamline development and significantly speed up time to market for the applications developed.

Trellia Networks, Inc., is the first developer to use the NovaCore SDK with its Trellia Mobility Platform, which provides seamless mobility to the enterprise. "The combined platform of Novatel's hardware and new NovaCore SDK proved to be instrumental in the rapid development of our latest enterprise mobility software solutions," said Giovanni Forte, CEO of Trellia Networks. "The ability to move quickly from concept to implementation gives us a significant advantage in this highly competitive space."

As part of today's news, Novatel announced the availability of the Developers' Lounge, a Web-based suite of tools where software developers can access the SDK and a monitored support forum to post questions and find answers from both Novatel engineers and the development community. Developers will be able to download additional applications and source code and make their applications available for download from the site.

"The upgrades delivered in the new NovaCore SDK will allow for unlimited possibilities in the development of new software applications and services for the Novatel platform," said Brad Weinert, president of Novatel Wireless. "This deployment reinforces our commitment to innovation and collaboration in developing the world's most advanced mobile broadband solutions."

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high speed wireless Internet access. The company delivers innovative 3G solutions to operators, distributors and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2008 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and NovaCore are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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