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Socket Mobile Ships New and Improved Handheld Device for Mobile Markets

SoMo(R) 655 Features Improved Charging and Durability, Expanded Memory and Best-in-Class Wi-Fi to Optimize Performance in Enterprise Applications (July 02, 2012)

NEWARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/02/12 -- Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, has begun shipping the SoMo 655 mobile computer and the SoMo 655Rx, an antimicrobial version for healthcare and hygiene sensitive environments. As previously announced, these durable devices expand upon Socket Mobile's award-winning SoMo 650 line of handheld computers and affirm the company's dedication to the handheld device space by addressing the increasing demands of mobile professionals to efficiently collect, document and access mission-critical business data in a wide range of applications.

"Since we announced the SoMo earlier this year, we've gotten great feedback from our beta testers, including partners in healthcare, hospitality, retail, and other industries," said Vince Coli, senior handheld computer product manager at Socket Mobile. "In addition to the improved user interface of Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, testers have appreciated the ample 4GB storage, better connectivity with 802.11n Wi-Fi, and general improvements in charging and durability. The new SoMo 655 not only provides enhanced features, but also helps enterprises maximize ROI with a long expected life of five years and professional service and support options."

"A number of our healthcare customers have stressed the importance of working with committed partners," said Tim Miller, chief operating officer at Socket Mobile. "Socket has made a five year commitment of support for the SoMo 655. This enables our customers in all industries to extend the length of their deployment to gain a higher return on their investment."

SoMo 650/650Rx customers using Windows Mobile 6 can easily transition to the new SoMo 655/655Rx running Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, which is based on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform, with no need to adjust software in most cases.

To learn more about the new features of the SoMo 655 product line, view the device comparison chart at:

Pricing and Availability
MSRP for the standard version of the SoMo 655 is $615 while the SoMo 655Rx, with antimicrobial casing, is $695. For more information, please email

About Socket Mobile
With 20 years of experience in the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) market, Socket makes mobile computing and productivity work. The company offers a family of handheld computers and an extensive portfolio of AIDC peripherals specifically designed to increase productivity and drive operational efficiencies in healthcare, hospitality and other business mobility deployments. The company also offers OEM solutions for the mobile device market. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or Follow Socket Mobile on Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to, the company's official blog.

Socket and SoMo are registered trademarks of Socket Mobile. All other trademarks and trade names contained herein may be those of their respective owners.

© 2012, Socket Mobile, Inc. All rights reserved.

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