Knowledge Networks Announces Support for RIM Blackberry(TM) Devices

Company Extends Device Support and Customer Choice



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Knowledge Networks, Inc.

    SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 Knowledge Networks, Inc. - (OTC Bulletin Board:   KWNK) (the "Company"), a
 developer of mobile infrastructure software that will empower corporations to
 extend web-enabled enterprise applications and information to any wireless
 device, announces today support for the BlackBerry(TM) 950 and 957 wireless
 pagers through the Company's Wireless Application Platform.  BlackBerry
 support will be included in the Company's anticipated commercial release of
 their Wireless Application Platform.
     By providing support for a wide variety of devices, including the RIM
 BlackBerry pagers, Knowledge Networks' Wireless Application Platform offers IT
 managers the ability to support the variety of wireless devices used by mobile
 consumers today, and in the future, through a single wireless platform.  This
 modular platform architecture lowers the total cost of ownership by reducing
 the IT resources required to manage wireless connectivity to a variety of
 devices, and provides a wireless solution that evolves with the rapid changes
 in the mobile industry and within the clients' business.
     "By supporting the popular Blackberry pager, we expand our ability to
 support the wide array of devices we support with our Wireless Application
 Platform," states Jay Roberge, CEO of Knowledge Networks Inc.  "Our Wireless
 Application Platform's modular design provides IT Managers a future proof road
 map for adopting a wireless strategy that will communicate to all wireless
 devices today, and adopt the proliferation of devices expected in the years to
 come.  Our platform will evolve with your business needs and with the rapid
 changes in the mobile industry at the lowest total cost of ownership".
 
     About Research In Motion
     Research in Motion(R) Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and
 marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the mobile communications
 market.  Through development and integration of hardware, software and
 services, RIM(R) provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive
 information including email, messaging, Internet and intranet-based
 applications.  RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party
 developers and manufacturers around the world to enhance their products and
 services with wireless connectivity.  RIM's portfolio of award-winning
 products includes the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line, the
 BlackBerry(TM) wireless email solution, embedded radio-modems and software
 development tools.  Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario RIM
 operates offices in Canada, the United States and England.  RIM is listed on
 the Nasdaq Stock Market and the Toronto Stock Exchange.  For more information,
 visit www.rim.net.
     NOTE:  The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and
 symbols are the exclusive properties of, and trademarks of Research In Motion
 Limited.
 
     About Knowledge Networks Inc.
     Knowledge Networks is a fast-growing, global developer of mobile
 infrastructure software that will empower corporations with a future proof
 mobile strategy.  Knowledge Networks will extend existing business
 infrastructure to support a multitude of communication networks and wireless
 devices, that will make mobile workers more productive, improve business
 efficiency, and improve communications.  Knowledge Networks maintains offices
 in Seattle, WA, Dana Point, CA and Vancouver, Canada. Additional information
 about Knowledge Networks is available at the Company's website at
 http://www.kwnk.net.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  This news release contains forward-looking information within the
 meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
 that include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates" or similar
 expressions.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance
 or achievements of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or
 implied by such forward-looking statements.  (Such factors include, among
 others, the risk factors contained in the company's Annual Reports and other
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  This news release speaks
 as of the date first set forth above and the Company assumes no responsibility
 to update the information included herein for events occurring after the date
 hereof.
 
 

SOURCE Knowledge Networks, Inc.
    SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 Knowledge Networks, Inc. - (OTC Bulletin Board:   KWNK) (the "Company"), a
 developer of mobile infrastructure software that will empower corporations to
 extend web-enabled enterprise applications and information to any wireless
 device, announces today support for the BlackBerry(TM) 950 and 957 wireless
 pagers through the Company's Wireless Application Platform.  BlackBerry
 support will be included in the Company's anticipated commercial release of
 their Wireless Application Platform.
     By providing support for a wide variety of devices, including the RIM
 BlackBerry pagers, Knowledge Networks' Wireless Application Platform offers IT
 managers the ability to support the variety of wireless devices used by mobile
 consumers today, and in the future, through a single wireless platform.  This
 modular platform architecture lowers the total cost of ownership by reducing
 the IT resources required to manage wireless connectivity to a variety of
 devices, and provides a wireless solution that evolves with the rapid changes
 in the mobile industry and within the clients' business.
     "By supporting the popular Blackberry pager, we expand our ability to
 support the wide array of devices we support with our Wireless Application
 Platform," states Jay Roberge, CEO of Knowledge Networks Inc.  "Our Wireless
 Application Platform's modular design provides IT Managers a future proof road
 map for adopting a wireless strategy that will communicate to all wireless
 devices today, and adopt the proliferation of devices expected in the years to
 come.  Our platform will evolve with your business needs and with the rapid
 changes in the mobile industry at the lowest total cost of ownership".
 
     About Research In Motion
     Research in Motion(R) Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and
 marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the mobile communications
 market.  Through development and integration of hardware, software and
 services, RIM(R) provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive
 information including email, messaging, Internet and intranet-based
 applications.  RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party
 developers and manufacturers around the world to enhance their products and
 services with wireless connectivity.  RIM's portfolio of award-winning
 products includes the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line, the
 BlackBerry(TM) wireless email solution, embedded radio-modems and software
 development tools.  Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario RIM
 operates offices in Canada, the United States and England.  RIM is listed on
 the Nasdaq Stock Market and the Toronto Stock Exchange.  For more information,
 visit www.rim.net.
     NOTE:  The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and
 symbols are the exclusive properties of, and trademarks of Research In Motion
 Limited.
 
     About Knowledge Networks Inc.
     Knowledge Networks is a fast-growing, global developer of mobile
 infrastructure software that will empower corporations with a future proof
 mobile strategy.  Knowledge Networks will extend existing business
 infrastructure to support a multitude of communication networks and wireless
 devices, that will make mobile workers more productive, improve business
 efficiency, and improve communications.  Knowledge Networks maintains offices
 in Seattle, WA, Dana Point, CA and Vancouver, Canada. Additional information
 about Knowledge Networks is available at the Company's website at
 http://www.kwnk.net.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  This news release contains forward-looking information within the
 meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
 that include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates" or similar
 expressions.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance
 or achievements of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or
 implied by such forward-looking statements.  (Such factors include, among
 others, the risk factors contained in the company's Annual Reports and other
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  This news release speaks
 as of the date first set forth above and the Company assumes no responsibility
 to update the information included herein for events occurring after the date
 hereof.
 
 SOURCE  Knowledge Networks, Inc.