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PalmSource and Novell to market mobile messaging, handheld management tools to Palm OS and GroupWise customers

PalmSource to offer GroupWise client 'Nexic Synchronis' to Palm OS licensees Novell Nterprise, Palm OS platform recognized as preferred mobile enterprise solutions

NEW YORK (CeBIT America) | June 18, 2003

PalmSource, Inc., a subsidiary of Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM), and Novell today announced an agreement to introduce and promote mobile messaging and resource management solutions Novell® GroupWise® and Novell ZENworks®, along with solutions from Nexic Inc. and Notify Technology Corporation to Palm OS® licensees. As part of the mobile GroupWise solution, PalmSource will make available a version of Nexic's popular Synchronis™ for GroupWise to all Palm OS licensees for individual Palm Powered™ device use. Synchronis makes features found in the GroupWise Windows client available through a native GroupWise client designed for the Palm OS platform, and will allow mobile users to synchronize and use GroupWise seamlessly on their Palm Powered devices.

PalmSource and Novell will also work to promote NotifyLink™ wireless email solution, from Notify Technology, which provides secure, real-time "over-the-air" synchronization and unique "push notification" between GroupWise and wireless Palm Powered devices to licensees of the Palm OS. NotifyLink currently supports Palm Powered wireless devices, including those using CDMA 1X-RTT, GSM/GPRS and WiFi networks.

Novell has chosen Palm OS as a preferred handheld platform for use with Novell GroupWise and ZENworks, and PalmSource has chosen Novell Nterprise™, which includes GroupWise and ZENworks, as a preferred enterprise solutions suite. Palm OS licensees can work directly with Novell or other complementary solutions providers to offer enterprise customers Palm OS-based mobile solutions when using GroupWise and ZENworks. Palm OS is the operating system for more than 29 million handheld and smartphone devices, making Palm Powered products the choice for enterprise and personal use worldwide. Novell Nterprise is an innovative family of products that enable and manage the constant interaction of people with business systems.

"GroupWise and ZENworks are leading information solutions for the enterprise. Together with Palm Powered devices, GroupWise and ZENworks let enterprise users enjoy the benefits of mobility while making it easy for IT departments to manage and secure devices," said David Nagel, president and chief executive officer of PalmSource. "Like Palm OS, Novell's solutions provide a good return on investment for enterprises, so they fulfill both IT and user requirements for deployment."

Chris Stone, Novell's vice chairman - Office of the CEO, said, "Palm Powered devices today account for a majority of the handhelds and smartphones in the enterprise, and Palm Powered devices are also known for being easy to use, cost effective and flexible. With mobile messaging solutions from Nexic and Notify, any Palm Powered handheld device works seamlessly with GroupWise for on-the-spot convenience. The added benefits of ZENworks assure IT managers that every piece of corporate equipment fully meets the requirements for deployment, configuration and management."

Novell GroupWise is a secure, open collaboration solution that supports traditional computing platforms and all kinds of wireless communication devices. GroupWise enables organizations to enhance security, control, mobility and productivity, while reducing the cost of managing and maintaining essential communication and collaboration services.

With Novell ZENworks, entire systems including desktops, laptops, PDAs and multiple server platforms can be managed together from in the office and on the road. By leveraging the user identity to set up policies and personalize access, applications and work environments, organizations gain unhindered productivity, increased organizational intelligence and can earn a quantifiable ROI of more than 2,000 percent. ZENworks makes mobile business easier by standardizing, deploying and managing software and device configuration across the entire organization.

About Notify Technology Corporation

Founded in 1994, Notify Technology Corporation, (OTC: NTFY) is an innovative communications company offering wireless and wireline products and services. Notify Technology is quickly becoming a leading consumer, SOHO, and Enterprise environment provider of mobile wireless software and services for Over-The-Air synchronization and management of email and PIM (contacts, calendar, tasks) independent of device and network. Notify's wireline solution provides consumer voice mail notification to customers of CLECs in multiple states. Notify sells its products through wireline carriers and wireless carriers. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit or contact 408-777-7920.

About Nexic

Nexic, Inc. is one of the foremost software companies developing innovative and successful business solutions designed to enhance and simplify the Novell GroupWise world. Nexic provides organizations with handheld device integration for GroupWise and feature-rich, handheld clients designed specifically for GroupWise users. For more information, call Nexic, Inc. at (801) 785-9766 or visit

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise™. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at

About PalmSource

PalmSource is the company behind Palm OS, the popular operating system for handheld and smartphone devices. Licensed by industry leaders - including Aceeca, Acer, AlphaSmart, Fossil, Garmin, GSL, Handspring, HuneTec, Kyocera, Legend, Palm, Samsung, Sony, Symbol and Tapwave as well as Palm OS Ready Partners including ATI, Intel, MediaQ, Motorola, Samsung Semiconductor and Texas Instruments - Palm OS has been shipped on more than 29 million handheld and smartphone devices, and given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Economy. PalmSource's headquarters is located at 1240 Crossman Ave. in Sunnyvale, Calif. PalmSource is a subsidiary of Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM). More information about PalmSource, Inc. is available at

Novell, GroupWise and ZENworks are registered trademarks, exteNd, Nsure and Nterprise are trademarks, and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Palm OS is a registered trademark of PalmSource, Inc., a subsidiary of Palm, Inc. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Ian Bruce
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: +1 781 464-8034

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