LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14, 2000 — Today at COMDEX/Fall 2000, GoAmerica Inc., a leading wireless data and Internet services provider, Microsoft Corp. and CreSenda Wireless, a leading vertically focused wireless application developer, announced availability of an end-to-end wireless solution for the real estate industry, delivered on Microsoft’s Pocket PC platform. The combination of technologies from these companies will provide real estate agents with access to customized wireless services on the Pocket PC. GoAmerica will be showing both the CreSenda application and Go.Web™
for the Pocket PC in the Microsoft booth at COMDEX.
Through GoAmerica’s Hotpaper application, real estate professionals will be able to open, view, edit and send documents on the fly. For example, after successfully showing a property, an agent could complete a legal homeowner agreement via his or her wireless device and have it faxed or e-mailed immediately to the client for a signature before leaving the location. The ability to act on more detailed aspects of a business deal from a wireless device will allow mobile professionals to increase their productivity and efficiency.
The combined wireless offering will be available on Pocket PC devices with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, including the Compaq iPAQ, the HP Jornada and the Casio Cassiopeia. Unique features of Pocket PC will enable professionals to wirelessly access up-to-the-minute market-specific information, view color photos of homes, search maps and interact with detailed profiles of properties. The application will be completely customizable, allowing for defaults such as city and state preferences, price ranges and property features. Agents will also be able to send and receive e-mail and browse the Internet while on the road. In addition, GoAmerica’s Go.Web integration with Microsoft’s Mobile Information Server will enable complete access to corporate intranets and Microsoft Exchange functions, including phone and address book, calendar and tasks.
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Microsoft and to team with CreSenda in this initiative,”
said Joe Korb, executive vice president, GoAmerica.
“We truly believe that complete wireless solutions for vertical industries such as this will add remarkable value for those who depend upon real-time interaction and information to conduct business.”
“We are excited to have GoAmerica’s Go.Web integrated into the Pocket PC platform,”
said Rogers Weed, general manager of the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft.
“Wireless access to CreSenda’s real estate application is a great example of how the lives of mobile professionals are being enhanced in this new era of connectivity.”
“Teaming with industry icon Microsoft and leading wireless ISP GoAmerica accelerates the adoption of our vertical applications — including sales force automation, healthcare, financial services, commercial and residential real estate — driving the entire wireless data category both domestically and internationally,”
said Doug Dobie, president of CreSenda Wireless.
“Real estate professionals who are, or aspire to be, top producers realize that a wireless handheld solution is quickly becoming a necessity,”
said Jay Marks, broker associate with RE/MAX Associates in Arlington, Texas.
“I’ve already seen a tremendous advantage in using the first release of CreSenda’s WirelessRealty, and now with Microsoft and GoAmerica at its side, the real estate industry is going to be turned upside down and pushed to the forefront of wireless technology adoption.”
In October GoAmerica announced it would integrate Go.Web with Microsoft’s Mobile Information Server to offer corporate customers wireless access to Microsoft Exchange Server data over all major devices and networks.
GoAmerica’s Go.Web service enables the mobile professional to securely access and process corporate data, send and receive e-mail, and browse the Internet when away from the office. The Go.Web technology intelligently compresses, encrypts and reformats data, optimizing it for viewing on a variety of wireless devices and data networks.
About GoAmerica Inc.
GoAmerica Inc. (Nasdaq
) is a nationwide wireless Internet service provider based in Hackensack, N.J. GoAmerica enables its individual and business subscribers to access remotely the Internet, e-mail and corporate intranets in real time by delivering its proprietary technology through a wide variety of mobile computing and wireless network devices. Through its Wireless Internet Connectivity Center, GoAmerica offers its subscribers comprehensive and flexible mobile data solutions for wireless Internet access by providing wireless network services, mobile devices and subscriber service support. More information can be found by calling (888) 462-4600 or visiting http://www.goamerica.net/ .
About CreSenda Wireless
CreSenda Wireless is the wireless industry’s premier developer of vertically focused wireless applications. The company partners with leading organizations, content providers and vertical portals to deliver relevant and actionable business-critical information to mobile professionals using wireless handheld devices. By customizing industry-specific content through its Wireless Handheld Integration Platform™
(WHIP), the company is able to rapidly develop and integrate advanced wireless solutions specifically for the mobile environment. CreSenda Wireless is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., and can be found online at http://www.cresenda.com/ .
Founded in 1975 Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements intending to qualify for the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which may affect GoAmerica Inc.’s business, prospects and results of operations. GoAmerica Inc.’s business is subject to a number of significant risks, including, but not limited to, risks relating to GoAmerica Inc.’s ability to increase and maintain its subscriber base, uncertainties relating to the future demand for services in the emerging wireless data services market and GoAmerica Inc.’s ability to successfully grow its infrastructure, manage expanded operations and offer new services. There are also risks relating to the proposed acquisition of Hotpaper.com including GoAmerica’s ability to integrate the acquired technology and business with GoAmerica’s current business and the potential loss of share value to GoAmerica’s existing stockholders as a result of the issuance of GoAmerica common stock to Hotpaper.com stockholders. Such risks and others are more fully set forth in GoAmerica’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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