Purple(TM) Launches The P3 Optimized Purple Netbook, Delivering All-In-One Mobile...

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Purple(TM) Launches The P3 Optimized Purple Netbook, Delivering All-In-One
Mobile Communications, For People Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

P3(TM) Optimized Purple Netbook(TM) Blends Windows Computing, Videophone
Communication, Video and Text Relay, and Easy Internet Access

NOVATO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Purple Communications(TM),
Inc. ("Purple") (Nasdaq: PRPL), one of the nation's leading providers of text
and video relay and on-site interpreting services, today announced the P3
optimized Purple Netbook, an all-in-one communications device designed
specifically for the Deaf Community.  Purple's P3 software is a free software
application that enables the Purple Netbook to blend quick and easy video
relay service (VRS) and text relay service (TRS) access, with the power of an
Internet-enabled, Windows(R) laptop. The P3 optimized Purple Netbook also
includes a built-in webcam, WiFi, and productivity software, all in a space
the size of a hardback book.

"The P3 optimized Purple Netbook is another commitment Purple is making to
redefine mobile communication within the Deaf Community," said Dan Luis, Chief
Executive Officer of Purple Communications.  "We have a proud history of
innovation in this market and are committed to providing choices that
complement the lifestyle of our customers. The P3 optimized Purple Netbook is
just one of several options we will be releasing this year."

"The P3 optimized Purple Netbook offers all-in-one communication, in a compact
package, adding substantial flexibility to the traditional videophone," said
Russ Albright, Purple Communications' Vice President of Product Design and
Development. "This device provides an excellent video experience and gives our
customers a reliable new option to access our services wherever it is

P3 Software: Communication Software Designed For The Deaf Community
Purple's P3 software is the Company's revolutionary new software platform and
is included on every Purple Netbook for free. P3 software combines VRS, TRS,
point-to-point video calling, Internet access, and a host of call tools, which
together make it quick for users to make or receive virtually any kind of call
right from the Netbook.

VRS and Point-to-Point with Text Chat. P3 software offers one-click access to
VRS and point-to-point video calls on wired or wireless WiFi connections. Its
integrated 'Text Chat', offers a quick communication with the video
interpreter, making it easy to provide credit card numbers or addresses
without finger spelling. Purple Netbook's built-in video camera is optimized
to deliver an equally clear picture on Hands On VRS(R) calls and
point-to-point video calls, offering users an outstanding mobile video

Address Book. P3 software includes a shared address book, so users make most
calls with a single click, whether those calls are to IP addresses or local
10-digit numbers. 

Text Relay Built-In. P3 software's built-in access to i711(R) and IP-Relay(TM)
text relay, combined with the software's shared address book, deliver
one-click call convenience for text relay calls. Users can customize text
relay calls by greeting, call assistant gender, or language preference. 

Local Numbers, Purple Mail, and Call History. Receiving calls through the P3
software application on the Netbook is as easy as making calls, because every
Purple Netbook includes a local 10-digit number. Hearing callers dial a Purple
Netbook user's number directly and are automatically connected with them
through Hands On VRS.  If the call isn't picked up, the caller can leave a
Purple Mail message in ASL through the video interpreter. Users can view
Purple Mail messages using the Purple Netbook or from any computer with
Internet access and a browser. Finally, P3 software offers a comprehensive
call history, listing outbound calls, and all inbound calls noting which were
answered and which were missed.

The Purple Netbook: All-in-one Computing, Compact Convenience
Purple's P3 software runs on the Purple Netbook, a Windows XP laptop from
Purple that is just over an inch thick, and weighs less than three pounds. At
about 6 by 9 inches, the Purple Netbook is sleek and compact and includes all
the features users need for a fantastic all-in-one computing, communication

The Purple Netbook's built-in webcam, Ethernet and WiFi Internet access, and
its pre-installed AOL Instant Messenger(R), productivity software, and browser
make it as ideal for 'office tasks' and web browsing as it is for video and
text relay communication.

"The P3 optimized Purple Netbook is fast and efficient and keeps me connected
wherever I go. It's perfect for me!," said Purple customer Tate Tullier, a
professional Photographer. "It's everything I need when I am out and about and
fits discreetly in my bag."

Pricing and Availability
Purple's P3 software is free and ships with every P3 optimized Purple Netbook,
which is now available for purchase. Visit www.purple.us/purplenetbook for
more information as well as pricing details for the Purple Netbook.

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is a leading provider of onsite interpreting services,
video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, offering a
wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its
customers. The Company's vision is to enable free-flowing communication
between people, inclusive of differences in abilities, languages, or
locations. For more information on the Company or its services, visit
www.purple.us or contact Purple Communications directly by voice at
415-408-2300, by Internet relay by visiting www.i711.com or www.ip-relay.com,
or by video phone by connecting to hovrs.tv.

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"GoAmerica", "i711", the "i711.com" logo, "Relay and Beyond", and "Hands On
Video Relay Service" are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc.
"Purple", "Powered by Purple", "IP-Relay.com", "hovrs", and "P3" are
trademarks and service marks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

    Purple Communications
    Laura Kowalcyk
    CJP Communications
    212-279-3115 x209

SOURCE  Purple Communications, Inc.

Purple Communications, Laura Kowalcyk, CJP Communications, +1-212-279-3115,
ext. 209, lkowalcyk@cjpcom.com
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