SOURCE: Mark/Space, Inc.

September 19, 2007 18:12 ET

Mark/Space Announces The Missing Sync for Symbian

Award-Winning Mac Synchronization Solution to Embrace Latest Symbian OS Smartphones From Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - Mark/Space, Inc. today announced the latest addition to the company's highly rated Missing Sync family of synchronization products for Mac OS X: The Missing Sync™ for Symbian™. Expected to ship in the first quarter 2008, The Missing Sync for Symbian will provide a robust synchronization environment for owners of Symbian based devices from Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson, including such popular devices as the Motorola Z8, Nokia N95 and Sony Ericsson P1 smartphones.

According to company president and CEO, Brian Hall, "Symbian OS based phones have long been popular in Europe, and more recently, Japan. With worldwide shipments exceeding 50 million units in 2006, and our long history of serving those markets, the time had come for us to embrace this platform. Our Missing Sync products are known for their ease of use and multimedia features that make mobile devices shine with a Mac, and we think the capabilities of the latest Symbian OS handsets are a perfect match."

Built on the same technology that has garnered 4.5-mice ratings from Macworld magazine, Missing Sync for Symbian will synchronize contacts, calendar events and tasks, as well music, photos, files and video. Built-in support for Apple's Sync Services technology means that in addition to iCal and Address Book, information can also be synchronized with other Sync Services-savvy applications such as Microsoft Entourage 2004 and Chronos' SOHO Organizer.

Consumers will appreciate the multimedia capabilities of The Missing Sync for Symbian, which will interface directly with Apple's iPhoto and iTunes applications as well as support import and export of video. Users will be able to choose iPhoto albums in The Missing Sync to be resized and downloaded to the handset for mobile viewing. Photos taken with the device's camera will be automatically imported into iPhoto or a folder on the Mac. The Missing Sync's iTunes plugin will let the user select playlists of unprotected music and podcasts to be downloaded to the handset's memory card. If the playlist changes, those changes will then be mirrored on the handset during the next sync. Video taken on the handset can be imported to a folder on the Mac. Simply drag and drop DRM-free QuickTime videos onto The Missing Sync, to encode and transfer them to your Symbian device for mobile playback.

To learn more about The Missing Sync for Symbian, please stop by Mark/Space's stand (Booth D043, Business and Innovation, Pod #30) at Apple Expo Paris next week or visit http://www.markspace.com/symbian/.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The Missing Sync for Symbian is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2008. A single installer will include English, French and German language versions. Electronic downloads will be priced at $39.95 from the Mark/Space Online Store, and CDs will be available several weeks later for $49.95. "Crossgrade" discounts will be available for owners of Mark/Space's Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Palm OS editions of The Missing Sync. The Missing Sync for Symbian will require Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.10 or later and a supported Symbian handset with Bluetooth. A supported device with a memory expansion card and USB will be required for iPhoto, iTunes and video functionality.

ABOUT MARK/SPACE, INC.

Founded in 1990, Mark/Space, Inc., www.markspace.com, develops and markets mobile and wireless synchronization software, including the award-winning Missing Sync products that connect a Mac OS computer to handheld devices from Dell, Garmin, HP, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, RIM, Samsung, Sony, Sony Ericsson and others.

Mark/Space and The Missing Sync are trademarks of Mark/Space, Inc. Symbian and Symbian OS are trademarks of Symbian Software Ltd. All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Ken Freeman
    Director of Product Management
    Mark/Space, Inc.
    Email Contact
    +1-408-399-5300 x102