• January 21, 2009
  • North America

Funambol Open MobileWe Shortlisted For Best Service Delivery Platform By GSMA Global Mobile AwardsCompany to preview next-gen open source MobileWe for two billion
phones at Mobile World Congress

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 21, 2009 – Funambol, the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync worldwide, today announced that Funambol open source MobileWe has been shortlisted for “Best Service Delivery Platform” by the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The awards are held in conjunction with GSMA Mobile World Congress to showcase the best mobile services, products and initiatives around the world.

“Our congratulations go to all the nominees in this year’s Global Mobile Awards,” said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA. “In an uncertain economic climate, mobile communications continue to drive social, economic and technological development, as the calibre of entries this year again illustrates. To have been nominated from such a high quality field of more than 450 companies that entered is a tremendous achievement, and we await the announcement of the winners at the next month’s Global Mobile Awards evening in Barcelona with great interest.”

Funambol will reveal the next generation of its open source MobileWe solution at Mobile World Congress. MobileWe works on two billion phones, including smartphones such as iPhone, BlackBerry Storm and Google Android. MobileWe syncs and shares contacts, calendars, email, photos, and more, via the Internet cloud, and supports popular desktop apps such as Outlook, and webmail, including Gmail, AOL Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail.

In addition, Funambol CEO, Fabrizio Capobianco, will discuss the impact of open source on relationships across the mobile value chain during a panel discussion with Orange, HTC and Sun Microsystems on Wednesday, 18th February.

“For the first time, Mobile World Congress will focus on the accelerating innovation and change that become possible through open mobile software and services,” said Capobianco. “Funambol is backed by the world’s largest mobile developer community – we are honored to be shortlisted this year and want to thank our extended family and dedicated community for bringing open source MobileWe to 2 billion phones worldwide.”

Global Mobile Award winners will be announced at the GSM Association’s Global Mobile Awards Dinner on Tuesday 17th February 2009. In addition to providing an exclusive preview of its next-gen open source MobileWe, Funambol invites you to experience the world’s best open source espresso at its booth #1J46 in Hall 1.

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync worldwide. Funambol open source software has been downloaded three million times by 50,000 developers and project participants in 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed at service providers, mobile operators, portals, device manufacturers and ISVs including customers such as AOL, 1&1, Earthlink and CA, Inc. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with an R&D center in Italy. For more information, please visit http://www.funambol.com. You can also learn more about Funambol by following it on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.

Jenna Boller for Funambol
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