Empower Technologies Inc. Introduces First Palm Compatible PDA Embedded with LinuxDA Operating System

Empower Technologies Announces the Opening of the Company's
E-commerce Site

REDMOND, WA - September 24, 2001 - Empower Technologies Inc. announced today the release of "PowerPlay III", the first Palm IIIxe compatible PDA embedded with LinuxDA O/S, for sale in North America. Empower Technologies also announced today the opening of the company's e-commerce site, where, in addition to PowerPlay III, the full version of LinuxDA O/S for Palm IIIx, IIIxe, and Vx is available for purchase online at www.linuxda.com.

Manufactured by LinuxDA O/S licensees, PowerPlay III is based on the fully integrated Motorola Dragonball CPU. PowerPlay III has 2 MB Flash Memory, includes 8 MB of RAM, and operates on 2 AAA batteries. PowerPlay III comes with a one-year warranty, and currently, Empower Technologies is offering a 6-month LinuxDA O/S Software Upgrade for the device. The PowerPlay III PDA can be purchased for $99.99 USD.

In conjunction with the opening of the LinuxDA Store, Empower Technologies has released the LinuxDA Software Development Kit (SDK), a powerful tool for developers of consumer electronics products. The LinuxDA SDK is now available for download from the company's product web site at www.linuxda.com. The company has also made its source code for the modifications to the Linux kernel available for download from its product web site.

To complement the opening of the company's e-commerce site, Empower Technologies has entered into a partnership with Computer Channel, Germany's most extensive software database and largest reaching web site. The soon-to-be-launched Computer Channel Software Service at www.computerchannel.de will provide consumers with the opportunity to purchase the full version of LinuxDA O/S for Palm IIIx, IIIxe, and Vx in both the Professional and Consumer packages. Empower Technologies also has future plans to enter partnerships with additional online distributors and retailers.

About Empower Technologies Inc.
Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Empower Technologies Inc. is an innovative company that brings the power and flexibility of the Linux Operating System to the Consumer Electronics Industry and emerging Intelligent Appliance Market. Incorporated in February 2000, Empower Technologies has established several offices throughout the world, enabling the company to effectively penetrate its targeted market. Furthermore, through the development of quality partnerships and strategic alliances, Empower Technologies is positioning itself to become the industry leader for Linux-based embedded solutions. Uniting top professionals from within the computer industry, Empower Technologies is committed to being the leading provider of Linux-based embedded system technologies and solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers.

Contact Information:

Media Enquiries:
Paul Leung - President & CEO. 604-278-3100 or
[email protected]

Linux DA O/S Sales Enquiries: [email protected] or Tel 425-881-0909

More Information on Empower Technologies Inc: www.empowertechnologies.com

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