Impatica Inc.

Impatica Inc.

November 20, 2006 08:00 ET

Impatica Teams with Sprint Nextel to Project PowerPoint'TM' Presentations from BlackBerry'R' Handsets

Sprint Nextel is the first U.S. network operator to distribute and market the Impatica ShowMate'TM'

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 20, 2006) - Impatica Inc., the industry pioneer in the viewing and projection of PowerPoint presentations using BlackBerry handsets, has announced that Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is the first wireless carrier to offer the Impatica ShowMate as a must-have accessory for its BlackBerry customers. The Impatica ShowMate is a tool that can help extend the workplace for customers, as it is the first and only device of its kind to project PowerPoint presentations from a BlackBerry. Impatica ShowMate is available online at

"The Impatica ShowMate creates a compelling reason to carry a BlackBerry," said Ujval Alva, Sprint National Product Manager, Accessories Division for Sprint Nextel. "ShowMate lets our customers do more with their BlackBerry handsets. By choosing to offer this unique product, we hope to send a message that we provide our clients a suite of value-added mobile productivity tools."

BlackBerry, developed by Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) is a robust wireless platform with proven productivity benefits. ShowMate complements BlackBerry with added productivity and convenience by allowing users to deliver live presentations while on the go, without the need to carry a laptop.

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A pocket-sized device that weighs less than three ounces, ShowMate supports full-featured PowerPoint presentations, and allows users to display rich text, images, charts, graphs, and animations and slide transition effects. Simply connect ShowMate to the projector using a standard VGA cable, plug the provided Bluetooth adapter into the ShowMate, and control your presentation using the BlackBerry as a remote control. The ShowMate transforms the BlackBerry into the ultimate presentation tool.

"Sprint Nextel is a terrific marketing partner for Impatica ShowMate," said Michael Doyle, Chairman and CEO of Impatica Inc. "They understand the value that the ShowMate can add to their business and to their customers. When we introduced Impatica ShowMate, Sprint viewed the accessory as a tool to promote and enhance mobility for its customers."

About Impatica Inc.

Impatica products enable full-featured PowerPoint presentations to be delivered to, and viewed on, Java-enabled computers and wireless handheld devices. Impatica's latest product, Impatica ShowMate, is the ultimate presentation tool, enabling PowerPoint presentations to be projected directly from a wireless handheld device, eliminating the need to carry a laptop computer. Thousands of organizations including colleges, universities and corporations use Impatica products to communicate more effectively with hundreds of thousands of people every day. For more information, visit

About Sprint Nextel Corporation

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit

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