Reinforcing its commitment to provide users with fast, convenient access to data, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM)today announced Eudora Email by Phone™, a new service that allows users to access their email via the telephone. Now, email users can call atoll-free number from any touch-tone telephone, enter an assigned personal identification number (PIN) and, through digital voice technology, heartheir email messages."Today's busy, mobile professionals increasingly rely on email as their primary means of communication. Having quick, immediate access to email is essential in order to remain productive and efficient," said Randy Salo, director of Eudora Product Line Management for Qualcomm Consumer Products Division. "Sometimes a computer or a computer connection isn't readily available. With Eudora Email by Phone, professionals now have another means of accessing important information while on the road by simply placing a telephone call."Eudora Email by Phone helps busy professionals meet the challenges they face in accessing email on the go. Users now have the flexibility to leave their laptops behind and still retrieve important email messages.Key features allow users to:
- Review email headers only (From, Time, or Subject), saving time by quickly scanning a message;
- Review selected email messages (all or in part), so only the urgent or important information is heard;
- Access email messages using programs such as Eudora Pro® on a computer after listening to them via the Eudora Email by Phone service. This will allow users to print their messages or respond via email when they return to their offices. Messages can also be deleted selectively after the user listens to them over the phone.
The Eudora Email by Phone service uses advanced text-to-speech technology to convert email messages into digitized speech over a telephone. Thisservice can access any Internet-accessible, POP3 email account as well as popular web-based email accounts, including Eudora® Web-Mail. EudoraEmail by Phone offers users a reliable connection with ample bandwidth for easy, no-busy-signal access to their data when they need it.In addition to providing users access to their email, Eudora Email by Phone offers other valuable functions such as long-distance calling (domestic and international), conference calling, voicemail, and speed dialing, as well as news and information services that can provide users with news headlines, top stories and weather reports in major cities. With its ease of use and broad functionality, Eudora Email by Phone provides a single, central communication and information service for the mobile professional.Transcommunications, Inc., a transportation industry leader that provides prepaid phone cards and other network services, has worked with Qualcomm to develop and implement Eudora Email by Phone."We are combining our core strengths of service and support with Qualcomm's strong Eudora brand and well-known reputation to provide a trulyoutstanding service," stated James B. Coppinger, CEO of Transcommunications, Inc. "We are pleased to be working with Qualcomm on this venture and look forward to providing a much needed solution to mobile professionals."Eudora Email by Phone service is now available in the U.S. and Canada with toll-free access, and internationally, where standard phone toll charges will apply. All use of the service is billed to the customer's credit card on a monthly, per-use basis. More information on the service can be found at Qualcomm's website athttp://www.qualcomm.com.Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and productsbased on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationarysatellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems andproducts and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. OtherCompany products include the Eudora Pro electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government andcommercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets theCompany serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the yearended September 28, 1997 and most recent Form 10-Q.# # #Qualcomm, OmniTRACS, Eudora and Eudora Pro are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated.