Novatel Wireless Merlin V620 PC Card Modem Receives PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award; Average Speeds of 699 Kbps Make the V620 the ``Best Card for the Best Wide-Area Network''

SAN DIEGO, Apr 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced that it has received an Editors' Choice Award from PC Magazine for its Merlin V620(TM) Wireless PC Card Modem. Tested on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network, the Merlin V620 received a 4.5 out of 5 ranking, due to having the quickest average download speed of 699 Kbps across all tests.

"The fastest wide-area network gets even faster with the Novatel Wireless V620 PC Card, the best solution for anyone looking to get high-speed wireless Internet access throughout 32 metropolitan areas nationwide," wrote Sascha Segan, lead analyst, Mobile Phones and PDAs. "The Novatel V620 is the best card for the best wide-area network available right now."

The Merlin V620 PC Card Modem increases productivity by allowing business customers to stay connected with secure, high-speed access to email, the Internet and corporate networks using a laptop PC. Transmitting data at speeds up to 2.4 Mbps, the Merlin V620 has a dual band diversity antenna that enhances performance by maximizing data throughput. It operates on the EV-DO and CDMA2000 1X 800 and 1900 MHz networks in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America.

The PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award is given out in every issue to the product(s) and/or service(s) that stand out from others in their category.


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards, Expedite(TM) Embedded Modems, Freedom Box(TM) Ruggedized Modems, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) 3G Multimedia Application Consoles and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access to personal, corporate and public information. 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 visit (NVTLG)

(C) 2005 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Merlin U630, Expedite, Freedom Box, MobiLink, Ovation, and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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 and other regulatory agencies.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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