Ecrio's Push To Talk Solution Is Selected by NEC

Ecrio's interoperable and standards compliant PoC solution is modular, integrates seamlessly and is easily upgradeable

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 3

/PRNewswire/ -- Ecrio Inc., the leading provider of instant communications software for Mobile Phones, announced today that NEC, the leading Japanese manufacturer of mobile handsets and infrastructure, has licensed Ecrio's Embedded Push to Talk Over Cellular (PoC) solution. The agreement enables NEC to deliver interoperable and standards compliant PoC handsets to its customers worldwide.

"We are delighted to establish this relationship with Ecrio," said Masaaki Ohara, Executive Expert of Mobile Terminals Division, NEC, "Push To Talk is going to be a key component of a mobile operator's network and next generation mobile terminals. Ecrio has demonstrated its vision and leadership by providing a superior PoC solution that is modular, integrates seamlessly and is easily upgradeable as standards evolve."

"NEC is one of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile infrastructure and terminals and we are proud to have been selected for our PoC solution," said Nagesh Challa, President, and CEO of Ecrio. "Ecrio is committed to delivering next generation mobile communication solutions that are interoperable, standards compliant and well integrated. Our suite of communication products for IMPS, PoC and IMS has been designed to deliver this vision."

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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (Nasdaq: NIPNY; FTSE: 6701q.l) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meet the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of 4,906 billion yen (approx. $47 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2004. For additional information, please visit the NEC at:

About Ecrio Inc

Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Ecrio is the leading vendor of next generation communication software for mobile phones. Ecrio provides interoperable and standard compliant software to Mobile Phone Manufacturers and Mobile Operators. Ecrio offers solutions for Instant Messaging and Presence Services (IMPS), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC). Ecrio's customers include Mobile Industry leaders such as Lucent, NEC, Panasonic and Siemens.

NOTE: Ecrio is a trademark of Ecrio Inc. All other brands, products, and company names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.

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