• February 10, 2009
  • North America

New Funambol v8 Open Source MobileWe for Billions of Phones Raises Bar for Push Email and Mobile SyncAJAX portal makes it easy to sync contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, email,
pictures & more between billions of mobiles, the Internet cloud & desktops

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 10, 2009 – Funambol, the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync worldwide, today announced Funambol v8 MobileWe, the next generation of the company’s flagship software for syncing billions of mobile phones. Funambol v8 features a new AJAX web portal that makes it easy to sync PIM data, email and multimedia content between billions of mobile phones, the Internet cloud and desktops. Funambol MobileWe enables device manufacturers, mobile operators, portals, service providers and ISVS to rapidly offer a next-gen push email and mobile sync solution. The company is providing an exclusive preview of Funambol v8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 16-19, in its booth #1J46 (Hall 1).

In addition to the AJAX portal, Funambol v8 has many additional new capabilities, including enhanced smartphone clients for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian and Android, PIM sync for hundreds of additional SyncML phone models and continuous Google and Yahoo! Import. The software now allows users to easily sync pictures between their mobiles and the web, and other features to easily integrate the software into customer infrastructure and to brand it with their look-and-feel.

“People now expect to access their contacts, calendars, email, pictures and more, regardless if they are on their mobile, the web or their PC,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. “Open source is the only way to keep pace with fast-evolving mobile devices and services today. Thanks to our mobile open source community, Funambol is the only solution that makes syncing possible with billions of mobiles around the world.”

Funambol MobileWe supports two billion phones, including smartphones such as Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Storm and Google Android G1. It syncs and shares contacts, calendars, email, pictures, and more, via the Internet cloud, and supports popular desktop apps, such as Outlook, and webmail, including Gmail, AOL Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail. The software will be exclusively previewed in Funambol’s booth #1J46 (Hall 1) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on February 16 – 19, 2009.

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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