• February 26, 2009
  • North America

Funambol Releases Free Open Source MobileWe Update for BlackBerry, Symbian and Billions of Mobile PhonesVersion 7.1 provides hundreds of functional & performance improvements,
includes new Symbian client and supports many additional mobile phones

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 26, 2009 -Funambol, the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync for users worldwide, today announced the immediate availability of an important new release of its open source MobileWe software for billions of mobile phones. Funambol version 7.1 provides enhanced support for many mobile phones, including BlackBerry OS 4.5 and 4.6 devices (used by the BlackBerry Bold, Curve Javelin and Pearl Flip). It also includes a new Symbian client for syncing PIM data on Nokia and Samsung Symbian Series 60 3rd Edition devices. Funambol version 7.1 includes hundreds of additional enhancements, such as support for iCalendar (aka vCalendar 2.0) and performance improvements. For details on the new version, please see its release notes on the Funambol documentation page at https://www.forge.funambol.org/download/documentation.html. The new software can be immediately downloaded at https://www.forge.funambol.org/download/.

In addition to Funambol version 7.1, the company recently announced and demonstrated the next major version of its software, Funambol MobileWe version 8, at Mobile World Congress last week. Funambol version 8 features a brand new AJAX web portal for syncing a wide range of PIM data, email and multimedia content between billions of mobile phones, a cloud-based portal, and popular webmail services and desktop apps. Funambol version 8 is scheduled to be available in Q2, 2009. For a preview of Funambol v8, check out some screenshots on Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco’s blog, at http://www.funambol.com/blog/capo/2009/02/new-mobilewe-portal.html.

“Funambol version 7.1 is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people in our company and our open source community,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. “It is a compelling release that reflects our continuing dedication to supporting the largest variety of smartphones, feature phones, sync sources and standards. We are pleased to make this software immediately available for download to our community.”

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync for users 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 follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.

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