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Digital Lifestyles Group and Bring hip-email to teens brings integrated email services and hosting to hip-e™ users

AUSTIN, TX – October 27, 2004 – Continuing the momentum created by the launch of hip-e, the world’s first digital lifestyle computer and entertainment system, designed exclusively for teens, Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc. (OTCBB: DLFG) today announced an agreement with, a leading hosted email service provider, to host hip-email, the exclusive hip-e branded email service, pre-integrated into the hip-e hangout user experience on all hip-e nodes and nodebooks. Users will be able to select a unique user identity to go along with the domain powered by  hip-email will be provided by for free to all hip-e users and will include integrated anti-spam and anti-virus protection.

“Our users need the highest quality, most secure email environment available. is the proven leader in this space and we are excited to work with them to support our users,” said Erik Smith, Vice President of Business Development and Programming at Digital Lifestyles Group. 

“Digital Lifestyles Group has created a new product category with hip-e, where they are bringing all of the applications relevant to today’s teenagers into a single compelling environment,” said Josh Mailman, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at  “Our experience hosting millions of mailboxes worldwide puts us in a unique position to enable Digital Lifestyles Group to deliver the best online email offering available.” providing hip-email as an integral part of the hip-e system solidifies hip-e’s position as the centerpiece of communication and entertainment for teens.  The hip-e hangout includes programs for instant messaging, recording, downloading, playing and burning music, watching television and movies, online gaming, email and more.

The hip-e digital lifestyle computer and entertainment system can be ordered now at or 1-877-hip-e4me and will be available this Thanksgiving.

About Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc.

Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital lifestyle products, including software, personal computers, accessories and entertainment and communication solutions. Our products include hip-e, the first digital lifestyle platform for teens, and the Northgate line of desktop and notebook computers for consumer, business and education customers. We sell our products through our online stores (,, direct sales force, third-party resellers and retail stores.  More information about Digital Lifestyles Group is available at

About is a leading provider of outsourced email solutions for individuals and companies around the world. powers custom email services for everyone from Internet Service Providers, web hosts and web sites to businesses, organizations and individuals. Our cost effective solutions are built on a highly scalable infrastructure and include advanced services like IMAP and LDAP as well as anti-spam and virus protection.

Having provisioned over 30 million mailboxes for over 300,000 domains, has been reliably delivering solutions for companies around the world since 1998. Privately held, is located in San Jose, CA. Find on the web at

Forward-looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements 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. These forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Although Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc. believes that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations or any of the forward-looking statements will prove to be correct, and future results may differ materially from those discussed in this press release. Important information regarding the factors that may affect our future performance is included in our public reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event, change in expectations, conditions or circumstances, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission by us or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.