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Funambol

September 30, 2009 04:01 ET

Funambol Launches Highly Anticipated Version 8 Open Source Mobile Cloud Sync and Push Email for Billions of Phones

New AJAX Portal Makes Funambol v8 the Ultimate White Label Solution to Sync Mobile Data and Content With Social Networks, Email Systems and Personal Computers

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for billions of phones, today announced that its new version 8 software is generally available. Funambol v8 makes it easy to keep the data and content on billions of mobile phones in sync with social networks, email systems and personal computers via the Internet cloud.

Funambol v8 has a completely redesigned AJAX web portal. The portal's striking interface makes it simple for users to access mobile data and rich media in the cloud, using any modern browser.

The new portal provides:

--  Direct access to user's mobile phone contacts, calendar and email
    account as well as profile, phone settings, and mobile and desktop clients
--  An easy sign-up process for self-provisioning of user accounts
--  Remote auto-setup and configuration of SyncML settings on billions of
    phones
--  A "quick add" process to set up Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL or POP/IMAP
    email account
--  One easy step to download-install-run Funambol email client on mobile
    devices
--  A secure data store, synchronization of address book photos and much
    more
    

"With the exploding popularity of smartphones, people are carrying more of their lives on their phones than ever before," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "People increasingly expect to access their data and content in the cloud and other systems. The new Funambol Portal makes it super easy to access mobile data and content, anytime, anywhere."

Funambol is the ultimate white label solution for device manufacturers, mobile operators, portals, service providers, system integrators and ISVS to deliver mobile cloud sync and push email. Because it is based on open source, Funambol provides several unique and compelling advantages, including the broadest device compatibility and complete customization.

Funambol v8 has been widely anticipated since its sneak preview at the Mobile World Congress where it was recognized by the GSMA Global Mobile Awards as an Innovative Mobile Services Platform. The new portal is available in Funambol Carrier Edition and can be tried at http://my.funambol.com/. Funambol is extending a special invitation to bloggers to experience the new portal at http://www.funambol.com/news/v8bloggers.php.

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of mobile open source cloud sync and push email for billions of phones. Funambol open source software has been downloaded over three million times by 50,000 developers in 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed by the largest device manufacturers, mobile operators, portals, service providers and ISVs in the world, including 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 www.funambol.com. You can also follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.

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