SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

January 29, 2008 06:30 ET

Socket Mobile Strengthens Global Presence With New European Service Center

Customer Service Facility in Regensburg, Germany Enhances SocketCare™ Service Program

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Socket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), dba Socket Mobile, Inc., an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the opening of its first dedicated European Service Center. The repair facility, located in Regensburg, Germany, will process customer service requests as part of the Premium coverage level of the SocketCare Service Program.

"In conjunction with the launch of the SocketCare program, we opened our first European Service Center to offer our customers quick and reliable support in their own time zone, making it easier for them to do business with us," said Bob Zink, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Socket Mobile. "We are committed to providing high quality products backed by outstanding service."

The SocketCare Service Program enables customers in Europe to select from a one-year or three-year coverage option featuring fast product repair or replacement and return, as well as technical support for the SoMo 650 handheld computer, the Cordless Hand Scanner Series 7 and the Cordless Ring Scanner Series 9. The Service Center also offers support in German and English, and can be reached online, as well as by phone for premium members.

About Socket Mobile

Socket Mobile makes mobility computing and productivity work. The company is a one-stop supplier of mobile computing hardware systems, offering a handheld mobile computer specifically designed for business mobility use and an extensive portfolio of essential mobile data collection and networking peripherals that enable mobile automation and productivity increases. The company also offers OEM solutions. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or

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