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Bell Canada First to Partner with Sproqit to Deliver Laptop Functionality to Handheld Devices

Treo 600 Smartphone Users Receive Real-Time Access to E-mail and Desktop
    Applications

    MONTREAL,March 9 2005 --
Bell Canada, the country's
communications leader, today announced that Bell Mobility is the first
wireless carrier in the world to partner with Sproqit Technologies to deliver
remote access from a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) to all desktop
applications, including push e-mail. Sproqit Personal Edition allows customers
to benefit from complete online and offline functionality directly from a
handheld device, like the Treo(TM) 600 smartphone from palmOne.
    Sproqit Personal Edition provides real-time, secure connectivity that
lets users remotely access, attach, read and send any file on their desktop or
corporate network from their handheld device. Small and medium business users,
small office/home office users, and mobile professionals will benefit from
push e-mail, remote access to corporate files, and access to calendar and
contacts to create and accept meeting requests.
    "At Bell, we're consistently developing new applications and enhancing
our network to deliver increased value and choice to our customers," said Ron
Cihocki,Vice President, Hardware Management, Business Marketing and Operations
Support. "Sproqit Personal Edition gives our customers another innovative way
to benefit from our 1X digital network by providing wireless access from their
handheld device to data rich applications available on their PC."
    "Sproqit is thrilled to have Bell Mobility, Canada's wireless leader, as
our first global carrier partner," said Peter Mansour, founder and CEO of
Sproqit Technologies. "Bell Mobility Treo 600 customers have a simple and easy
way to wirelessly access their desktop, including e-mail, calendar and
contacts, while leaving their laptops at home."
    Sproqit Personal Edition provides secure remote access to a desktop or
corporate network using a single 128-bit SSL connection to the handheld
device. By establishing a direct connection to the desktop, which does not
require server software or special IT configurations, information remains up-
to-date on both the device and the desktop.
    By visiting www.bell.ca/sproqit, users can install the
Sproqit software
from a desktop computer and experience a 14 day trial. After the trial, users
have the option to keep Sproqit Personal Edition for $8 per month, applied to
their Bell Mobility bill.

    About Bell Canada

    Bell Canada, Canada's national leader in communications, provides
connectivity to residential and business customers through wired and wireless
voice and data communications, local and long distance phone services, high
speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, e-business
solutions and satellite television services. Bell Canada is wholly owned by
BCE Inc. For more information please visit www.bell.ca .

    About Sproqit Technologies, Inc.

    Sproqit is the embedded technology leader in intelligent, thin-client
mobile computing. Sproqit's innovative, end-to-end secure platform offers
carriers, OEMs and enterprises the fastest way to deploy rich applications to
any device. Mobile professionals are provided with unparalleled speed,
functionality and ease of use for anytime application access. Sproqit is
architected to deploy any application to any device and offers the most
versatile and secure solution to control desktop computers and servers
remotely. Therefore carriers, OEMs and enterprises can roll out new
applications quickly and cost effectively. Sproqit's first release includes a
suite of Sproqit applications corresponding to full Outlook functionality and
network browsing capability. For more information visit www.sproqit.com .



For further information: For media inquiries, please contact:
Nessa Prendergast, Bell Canada, Media Relations, 1 888-482-0809,
(416) 581-3311, nessa.prendergast@bell.ca; Michele
Mehl, Sproqit
Technologies, (425) 402-0202, mmehl@sproqit.com

SOURCE Digital Voice / VoIP

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