San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2002- InHand Electronics, Inc., a leader in creating ultra-portable handheld device platforms for OEMs, today announced at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo the immediate availability of InHand Linux for its full-line of handheld and wireless device reference platforms. InHand Linux completely supports all of InHand’s StrongARM-based reference platforms, including Fingertip, Elf, and Elf2, and will support future XScale-based platforms as well.

“Interest in Linux as an operating system solution for our platforms has been very strong, as evidenced by the community of users already working with Linux on our platforms,” said Andrew Girson, InHand’s CEO. “By aggregating the efforts of this existing group of users and adding in our own development efforts, we are now able to provide a rich and fully-supported Linux solution, directly targeted at the high-performance, low-power handheld device market.”

InHand Linux is based on version 2.4.7 of the Linux kernel and is available for InHand’s Development Platforms, including those based on Elf, Elf2, and Fingertip. Development Platform pricing starts at $3000 and includes reference platform hardware, a CD with a complete Linux offering, documentation, and 180 days of technical support. Customers with paid-up support for InHand’s embedded software packages are eligible for free upgrades to InHand Linux. For more information, prospective customers can go to www.inhand.com.

About InHand Electronics, Inc.
InHand Electronics, Inc. is an ultra-portable handheld platform provider to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company provides commercial off-the-shelf developer’s kits that are industrial-strength and power-efficient, for uses in the military, medical technology and telecommunications industries among others. The platforms accommodate standard wireless, data storage and acquisition plugins. Fingertip, Elf and OmniMeter are built on the industry’s leading technologies including Intel’s StrongARM and XScale RISC chips and Windows CE and Linux operating systems. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information please view the company web site at www.inhand.com.

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