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PRODUCT PRESS RELEASE
(Copy as provided by vendors with minor editing by MobileInfo.com)

March 19, 2001 - Pumatech Empowers Professionals to Take Charge of Personal and Business
Information With Debut of Intellisync.com (SM) Service

Offerings Include Web-Based Synchronization, Online/Offline Web Browsing for Handhelds, and Notification When Relevant Web Information Changes Site Free to Users During Initial Launch Period

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19 -- Pumatech, Inc. (Nasdaq: PUMA), a provider of software infrastructure for the mobile Internet, today announced the public availability of its Intellisync.com service that will enable anyone with an office and home personal computer, a notebook PC, a PDA or a Web-enabled cellular phone to obtain the most current contact, calendar, and email information that is specific to their needs, precisely when and where it's required. With Intellisync.com, users can synchronize important information via the Internet, browse Web content both on and offline with their handheld devices, and be notified of changes to highly relevant Web information via their PC or mobile device. Intellisync.com has the potential to change the way people access Web-based information, define a broad new role for synchronization, and bring an entire new suite of valuable services to the Internet.

Pumatech is offering Intellisync.com's capabilities free of charge during the initial introductory period. In late Spring 2001, Intellisync.com will convert to a subscription model and users will be offered numerous subscription-based service options. The service is available at www.intellisync.com. To bring order to a fast-paced world where multiple PCs, Web-enabled cellular phones, and handheld organizers are as common as rescheduled meetings or modified travel plans, Intellisync.com enables professionals to keep their business world in complete synchronization with their personal lives. For example, a businessman synchronizes his office PC calendar with his home calendar every week to ensure that he doesn't forget his child's school conferences and vacation schedule. Furthermore, while traveling to work on the train every day, he browses the Web to view his favorite news sites so he is kept abreast of key industry information. When he arrives at work, he is then notified via email on his office PC of any changes in the stock prices in his portfolio and he can immediately speak with his broker to determine if he wants to sell any shares.  "One of the biggest challenges people face is keeping all aspects of their business day or personal life up to date via the same devices that are supposed to make life easier. Personal computers, cell phones, PDAs, pagers are all useful tools, but only if you can keep your information current and maximize the ability to gain the most up-to-date information from the Web," said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mobile Insights. "With the increasing demands of PDA owners from being able to synchronize key contact from any location to being able to access Web content both on and offline, there has not been a solution that worked well with today's on-the-go lifestyles and information resources. Just as Pumatech helped shape the mobile computing landscape in 1996 with the introduction of the synchronization concept and its debut of the retail product Intellisync, the company has again broken new ground with its debut of Intellisync.com and host of new services."

Pumatech Breaks New Ground With Intellisync.com Intellisync.com is comprised of three key services: Sync-it, Browse-it and Mind-it.

Sync-it: enables users to perform true, multi-point, Web-based synchronization of calendar, email contacts and tasks between their Palm OS(R) handheld and home PC or work PC, using a network, dial-up, or wireless connection to the Internet. No matter where personal information resides, the
Sync-it(TM) service brings it all together so that users have access whenever and wherever they need it. Pumatech understands the business of synchronization, having been the first to introduce a multi-patented synchronization solution in 1996 and, soon thereafter, established Intellisync(R) software as the de facto synchronization standard.

Browse-it: allows users to view the entire Web in real time or offline by taking unique Browse-it(TM) Snapshots. Users can simply capture Web pages, download them to a Palm OS handheld device, and view the content at their own convenience. Browse-it was designed with the user experience in mind and employs the look and feel of desktop browsers, offering features such as 8- and 16-bit color support, bookmarks, the ability to track browser history, and support for cookies, standard graphic formats, encryption for security, compressed archives, and downloading and installation of native programs and data.

Mind-it: acts as a personal tracking and alert system. Users specify the Web information they want to track -- from stock price limits to competitor news, from airline schedules to sports scores -- and the Mind-it(TM) service notifies them via e-mail or mobile device when that information changes. With
Mind-it's "Mobile My Page," users can see a "digital dashboard" of all the information they're tracking.

Intellisync.com to Showcase MAP
Intellisync.com is also a showcase of capabilities that Pumatech is currently licensing to carriers, e-businesses, portals and enterprises such as CNET, Lycos, eBay and Boeing through its Mobile Application Platform (MAP).  MAP is the common server platform on which Pumatech is building its new mobile solutions. MAP is designed for maximum scalability and performance, provides ubiquitous access to mobile devices over both wired and wireless media, and does not require the PC to act as a gateway to the network.

About Pumatech
Pumatech, formerly known as Puma Technology, Inc., is the leading provider of software infrastructure for the mobile world. The Company, which has long been the leader in synchronization with its Intellisync technology, is in the process of rolling out recently acquired, leading-edge personalization,
notification and Web-browsing services integrated with synchronization.  Pumatech now offers a comprehensive application suite, the Mobile Application Platform (MAP), for the delivery of highly personalized content to any mobile device. It is the only integrated solution that fully supports all mobile
devices and standards, including WAP phones, SMS-enabled phones, Palm OS handhelds, Pocket PCs, Web sites, and desktop applications, such as Outlook. Companies using Pumatech(TM) products can create powerful mobile solutions that give customers and employees anytime, anywhere access to
relevant information. Pumatech's mobile solutions are used by a wide range of leading companies, mobile device manufacturers, telecommunications carriers, software companies, and individuals. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Pumatech offers more information on its products and services at www.pumatech.com.

Cautionary Statement: Except for historical information, all of the expectations and assumptions contained in the foregoing are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, the ability to integrate the software and related technologies in and timely manner and successfully deploy the service, and risks related to market acceptance of combined services offered through this service. For additional information regarding these and other risks
associated with the company's business, please refer to the reports filed with the SEC.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks relating to possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, continued acceptance of Pumatech's products, increased levels of
competition, technological changes, dependence on intellectual property rights and other risks detailed from time to time in Pumatech's periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.

NOTE: Pumatech, the Pumatech logo, Sync-it, Browse-it, and Intellisync are trademarks of Pumatech, Inc., that may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Intellisync.com is a servicemark of Pumatech, Inc. Mind-it is a trademark of NetMind Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pumatech, Inc. Palm OS is a registered trademark of Palm, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts:

Tanya Valenzuela
tanyav@mcgpr.com

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