January 8, 2007

Novatel Wireless Announces WWAN Support of Microsoft Active Notifications Application

Novatel Wireless WWAN Modules to Enable Real-Time Connection to E-mail and Calendars while the PC sleeps

SAN DIEGO, Jan 08, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced product availability for Microsoft's new Active Notifications software on WWAN modules equipped with HSDPA and EV-DO technologies. Novatel Wireless' modules will enable real-time email and calendar connections between Microsoft Exchange Server and the mobile PC.

"Along with Microsoft, Novatel Wireless is pleased to bring this new innovation to our OEM partners,"said Brad Weinert, acting chief executive officer and chief operating officer for Novatel Wireless. "Integrated WWAN laptops that are equipped with Active Notifications provide a powerful platform for an always-on user experience."

The Microsoft Active Notifications software alerts users to incoming e-mail and calendar appointments while the computer is in sleep mode. Users will be able to take immediate action when important events occur. No longer does the user need to manually connect to the network and check for email or changes to his/her calendar. In order to provide these notifications in real time, the WWAN modules from Novatel Wireless connect wirelessly through HSDPA and EV-DO networks to the Microsoft Exchange Server, securely connecting and storing user information and filter policies.

The Microsoft Active Notifications application aims to create new end-to-end mobile PC usage scenarios for users on the move while the PC is in sleep mode.

The following Active Notifications features are offered for various scenarios while conserving battery life:

Outside of Office - Around the Office - In a Meeting

-- Always Connected

-- Calendar Notifications

-- Real-Time Email notifications

-- Privacy Filter Settings

"Windows Vista is designed to fit people's lives and our work with Novatel Wireless helps us deliver on the promise of personal computing," said Dave Wascha, director of partner marketing communications for Windows Client at Microsoft Corp. "With the PC being the most powerful and versatile device in the home, customers win when a wide range of devices - gaming consoles, phones, set-top boxes, networked appliances and mobile devices - work well with the PC. By working closely with Novatel Wireless we are offering an improved user experience for our joint customers."

Active Notifications software is scheduled for release in the first quarter, 2007. For more information, visit www.novatelwireless.com.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM)Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access. 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 please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

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 www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2006 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Expedite, MobiLink, Ovation and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

Townsend Inc. for Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Liya Sharif / Natasha Grach, +1 858-457-4888
Novatel_Team@townsendinc.com

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