Zi Corporation

Zi Corporation
TTPCom Limited

March 29, 2005 03:00 ET

Zi Corporation and TTPCom Join Forces to Give Ajar Predictive Text Capability





MARCH 29, 2005 - 03:00 ET

Zi Corporation and TTPCom Join Forces to Give Ajar
Predictive Text Capability

2005) -

eZiText® technology to be integrated into TTPCom's Ajar application
platform for worldwide markets

Zi Corporation (TSX:ZIC)(NASDAQ:ZICA), a leading provider of intelligent
interface solutions and TTPCom Limited ('TTPCom') - a subsidiary of TTP
Communications plc (LSE:TTC), jointly announce a collaboration to
integrate Zi's eZiText® predictive text input technology into TTPCom's
Ajar application platform. The pre-integration of the technology is
designed to address the needs of the fast-growing Asian marketplace and
will be available in Third Quarter 2005.

"Working with a world leading company such as TTPCom reaffirms the key
role that Zi's technology has established in the global marketplace and
in particular Asia," commented Glen Morgan, senior vice president of
global sales and marketing for Zi Corporation. "OEMs are demanding more
and more platform solutions with pre-integrated application frameworks
to ensure faster time to market for their products. TTPCom's Ajar
applications platform, pre-integrated with Zi's predictive text input
technology is a major step forward in helping OEMs achieve this goal."

"Manufacturers are under intense pressure to deliver differentiated
handsets with increasing levels of functionality," said Morten Iversen,
TTPCom's strategic alliances manager. "Consumers expect capabilities
such as predictive texting to be offered as standard, but the inclusion
of each new function requires extensive testing and specialist
engineering resource. By working with Zi to embed the company's
innovative predictive text input technology into Ajar, we are enabling
our customers to deploy the technology quickly and cost effectively."

About Ajar

The TTPCom Ajar Platform combines a comprehensive applications
framework, a toolset for the development and testing of applications and
user interfaces and a complete suite of applications for today's
leading-edge phones. It enables a single applications investment for
low-end to high-end multimedia phones and portability across multiple
modems and multiple architectures. The reduction in development costs
and productivity benefits result in a reduced time-to-market whilst
Ajar's flexibility enables handset manufacturers to quickly and easily
develop a greater selection of products with a higher level of
differentiation. A number of TTPCom and third party applications are
pre-integrated, including Java™, MMS, email, WAP2.0, digital camera
support, embedded and downloadable games, polyphonic ringtone and music
phone technology, voice recognition and multimedia content.

About eZiText

Zi's user-friendly text input system, eZiText, enables consumer
electronic manufacturers and telecom carriers to provide end users with
richer, more personalized text input experiences. eZiText provides
faster and more efficient text entry through truly predictive one-touch
entry and word completion, coupled with the ability to learn from a
person's usage patterns and behavior. eZiText is available in and
supports 48 unique language databases.

About Zi Corporation

Zi Corporation (www.zicorp.com) is a technology company that delivers
intelligent interface solutions to enhance the user experience of
wireless and consumer technologies. The company provides device
manufacturers and network operators with a full range of intuitive and
easy-to-use input solutions, including: eZiText for one-touch predictive
text entry; eZiTap™ for intelligent multi-tap entry, Decuma® for
natural handwriting recognition and the new Qix™ service delivery
engine to enhance the user experience and drive service usage and
adoption. Zi's product portfolio dramatically improves the usability of
mobile phones, PDAs, gaming devices and set-top boxes and the
applications on them including SMS, MMS, e-mail and Internet browsing.
Zi supports its strategic partners and customers from offices in Asia,
Europe and North America. A publicly traded company, Zi Corporation is
listed on the Nasdaq National Market (ZICA) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (ZIC).

About TTPCom

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, TTPCom Ltd is the principal operating
subsidiary of TTP Communications plc (LSE: TTC). The company develops
intellectual property used in the design and manufacture of wireless
communications terminals. TTPCom licenses its technology to leading
semiconductor and terminal manufacturers worldwide including Analog
Devices, Intel, LG, NEC, Renesas, Sharp, Siemens and Toshiba.

TTPCom has established a world leading position with its GRPS, EDGE and
3G protocol software; offers rapid customization of handsets through its
AJAR applications framework; and for those manufacturers for whom a fast
time to market is critical, TTPCom also offers complete handset and
module design. More than 40 million devices using TTPCom technology were
shipped during 2004.


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