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Absolute Launches Computrace Mobile Beta Program for BlackBerry® Smartphones


Absolute extends asset management, data protection and geolocation capabilities to the popular BlackBerry platform.

Vancouver, Canada. – Absolute® Software Corporation (“Absolute” or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and IT asset management solutions today announced it launched a closed beta of Computrace® Mobile for the BlackBerry® platform. With general availability estimated in the first quarter of 2009, the new solution will deliver asset management, data protection and geolocation tracking for the popular BlackBerry line of smartphones.

“The handheld space for enterprises is dominated by the BlackBerry and our customers are excited to test our best-in-class IT asset management and data protection solution for this popular platform” said John Livingston, president and CEO of Absolute Software. “We will be able to offer our customers a single system for managing and securing their Windows and Mac laptops and desktops, Windows Mobile devices and now BlackBerry smartphones. As our customers drive to get the most out of their investments in mobile computing, this solution will provide them with the visibility and protection they need to reduce operational costs and losses due to theft and inefficient allocation.”

Computrace Mobile for the BlackBerry platform will deliver:

* Reduced operational costs associated with managing mobile devices by leveraging the Computrace platform’s integrated Customer Center reporting for hardware, software and user information.
* An additional layer of data protection and increased compliance with government data breach laws through remote Data Delete capabilities.
* The ability to geolocate a device and displayed it on a map.*

During the beta testing period, some of Absolute’s current commercial customers have privileged, prerelease access to Computrace Mobile for BlackBerry at no additional cost. Interested journalists and product reviewers may also request a demonstration of the solution prior to its general availability.

Computrace Mobile is currently available for all Windows Mobile® 5 and 6 handheld devices including popular models like the MOTO Q, Treo 750 and Samsung BlackJack.


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