Socket Enhances Mobile Power Pack Capabilities and Adds Support for Additional Devices

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NEWARK, CA — Socket Communications, Inc., the Mobile Connection Company, today announced enhancements to its Mobile Power Pack, a Hi-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery that provides a portable charging source for entertainment and business related devices. The Mobile Power Pack’s lightweight and small design facilitates the portability and flexibility needed to charge a variety of mobile devices including cell phones, PDAs, media players and digital cameras. Its simplicity effectively eliminates the need for multiple batteries and battery packs, various adapters, and travel converters, giving mobile users more freedom to extend the use of electronic devices anywhere.

The latest enhancements to Socket’s Mobile Power Pack include:

  • Support for the Apple iPod mini – Charges out of the box, no extra connectors needed
  • Support for the new Sony PSP – Charges out of the box, no extra connectors needed
  • Compatible with the latest Palm Treo 650, T5 and LifeDrive Mobile Manager devices
  • 6V booster to charge most Nokia phones and other 6 volt devices
  • New retractable cable/lanyard allows flexibility and expanded reach of up to 30 inches for connection between the device and the Mobile Power Pack

“Mobile device power consumption is skyrocketing,” said Leonard Ott, chief technology officer at Socket. “Although battery Storage is becoming more efficient over time, the power consumed by wireless electronic gadgets is growing three times as fast. Socket’s Mobile Power Pack is a perfect solution for this power drain, and with the new enhancements in place we can now offer this solution to a much wider market.”

The Mobile Power Pack charges most products that draw power from a USB port, such as Pocket PCs, palmOne devices, cell phones, smartphones, BlackBerry devices, digital cameras and MP3 players, as well as Socket products such as the Cordless GPS Receiver, Cordless Modem, Cordless Serial Adapter and Cordless Hand Scanner. It powers devices by simply plugging in a compatible connector.

Socket’s Mobile Power Pack is a rechargeable Hi-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery with a capacity of 7,200mAh and can extend the run time of an average Pocket PC up to 16 hours – even while operating with accessories and full backlight. It is a powerful productivity solution that eliminates the need for multiple charging sources. The Mobile Power Pack allows mobile workers to be more productive in the field and greatly improves the experience of mobile device users.

Pricing and Availability

Socket’s Mobile Power Pack is available through Socket’s website (www.socketcom.com) and through Socket’s worldwide distribution channels and has a suggested retail price of U.S. $149.

Registered Mobile Power Pack customers can upgrade to the enhanced package for a nominal shipping and handling fee. For order form and instructions visit: www.socketcom.com/product/AC4009-541.asp?View=Upgrade. To register product, go to www.socketcom.com/product/prodreg.asp.

About Socket Communications

Socket Communications, Inc., the Mobile Connection Company, provides a broad range of connectivity and data collection products for mobile devices using Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, Windows XP, Palm, RIM and Symbian-based operating systems. These mobile devices include PDAs, smartphones, Tablet PCs and notebooks that support standard expansion mechanisms. Socket’s Mobility Friendly products are feature-rich while promoting ease of use and lead the market with the smallest footprint and the most Battery Friendly power consumption in their class. Socket’s Development Services team provides hardware developers with solutions using mobilityIC interface chips, KwikBlue Modules with embedded Bluetooth wireless technology, as well as other technologies implemented in Socket’s wide range of products. Socket is headquartered in Newark, California and can be reached at 510-744-2700 or www.socketcom.com.

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