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Purple Labs and Openwave confirm joint commitment to open standards and interoperability
Commitment follows $32m acquisition of Openwave browser business

Chambéry, France - August 6, 2008 - Purple Labs, the leading software provider for mass-market mobile phones, and Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), one of the world's leading software innovators enabling revenue-generating personalized services which converge the mobile and broadband experience, announced today a joint testing programme, whereby both companies confirm their commitment to open standards and interoperability. Purple Labs will continue to test its newly acquired Messaging and Browser software against Openwave servers, in order to assist customers of both companies with their own portfolio planning.

'Open standards and interoperability are critical success factors for our carrier customers,' said Olivier Bartholot, Purple Labs VP, Product Management. 'Following our recent acquisition of the Openwave messaging and browser business, it is important to provide our joint customers with a clear statement of our ongoing commitment to working with Openwave to test our embedded client software'.

'We are pleased to confirm our commitment to this program,' said Susan Davies, SVP Products and Worldwide Support. 'Openwave places the highest priority on meeting our customer needs, and interoperability is key amongst these. Working with Purple Labs on this program ensures a continuity of service for our joint customers.'

On June 30th, the companies announced that Purple Labs acquired the Openwave mobile phone software business for $32m, which develops and markets the industry-leading browser and messaging technologies. Purple Labs now supplies mobile browser software to all of the top 5 phone manufacturers, which together produce over 80% of the world's mobile phones.

About Purple Labs
Purple Labs is the only independent software vendor with a complete Linux solution for mass-market 3G phones. The Purple Labs Linux Suite enables phone manufacturers to replace their legacy operating systems with a flexible and scalable Linux platform, accelerating development of feature-rich 3G phones while reducing investment. Building on its European presence in France and the UK, Purple Labs recently expanded into Asia, with new offices in Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea. For more information, visit

About Openwave
Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is one of the world's leading innovators of software applications and infrastructure designed to enable revenue-generating, personalized services, including merchandising and advertising, which converge the mobile and broadband experience across all of a user's devices.

As the communications industry intersects with the Internet, Openwave software enables service providers to converge services, increasing the value of their networks by accelerating time to market and reducing the cost and complexity associated with new service deployment. Openwave's unique product portfolio provides a complete range of service management, messaging, and location technologies. Openwave is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit

Openwave and the Openwave logo are trademarks of Openwave Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1943 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but not limited to, the aforementioned focus on network-based offerings and the anticipated impact on Openwave's financial statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Notwithstanding changes that may occur with respect to matters relating to any forward looking statements, Openwave assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release.

Kate Hamilton, Marketing Director, Purple Labs
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 519832

Openwave Systems Inc.
Vikki Herrera, Public Relations
Tel: 650-480-6753

Investor Relations, Openwave Systems Inc.
Mike Bishop
The Blueshirt Group
Tel: 415-217-4968

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Purple Labs
+44 (0) 1252 519832

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