SOURCE: NewsGator

March 14, 2007 08:30 ET

NewsGator Continues Mobile Expansion With RSS Reader for BlackBerry and Other Java-Enabled Devices

NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry Provides Synchronized Access to Favorite RSS Feeds, News and Information From Any Online Source

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 -- NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS company, today announced the availability of NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry and NewsGator Go! for Java, mobile RSS readers designed for BlackBerry and other Java-enabled mobile devices. NewsGator Go! gives individual and business users the ability to access news and other time-sensitive content from any RSS-enabled source through virtually any popular mobile device.

With NewsGator Go!, the company is fostering RSS adoption into all aspects of everyday life and is enabling users to consume information anywhere and at anytime. NewsGator Go! delivers information users want, from sports scores, world news and weather updates to relevant business-related content.

The latest addition to the company's expanding consumer product line, NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry further expands the company's reach into the mobile and enterprise markets. This release follows the September 2006 announcement of NewsGator Go! for Windows Mobile, which gives users the ability to read content and manage their RSS subscriptions seamlessly from any Windows Mobile capable device.

"Having a mobile RSS reader for my BlackBerry that synchronizes with my desktop and web-based readers is a huge time saver," said David Cohen, executive director of TechStars. "In the past, I've used other mobile readers, but they required me to manage my subscriptions separately and showed me articles I had already read on my desktop. NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry fixes these problems and makes catching up on my feeds while I'm out of the office practical and efficient."

"As basic RSS adoption and usage continues to accelerate, users are clamoring for easy, always-on access to the most relevant news and information they consume every day," said Brian Kellner, general manager of consumer products at NewsGator. "NewsGator Go! is about giving people a way to read what they care about from checkout lines, meetings, airports, events -- literally wherever and whenever they want it."

Key features and benefits of NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry and Java include:

-- Optimal Format for Mobile Devices: Content, including articles and links, is automatically formatted to accommodate limited bandwidth and screen size, and ensure an ideal viewing experience.

-- Faster Access to News and Information: With NewsGator Go!, users can more quickly access information that normally would take much longer to view using a standard phone browser. The reader's single window format allows users to easily access all relevant information, rather than visiting multiple Web sites to access the information they need.

-- RSS Reader Synchronization: RSS subscriptions and content are fully synchronized across NewsGator's entire suite of products, including FeedDemon, NetNewsWire, NewsGator Online and NewsGator Inbox. Articles marked as "read" on their mobile device will show up as "read" on their other NewsGator applications.

-- Synchronization with NewsGator Enterprise On-Demand: NewsGator Go! also synchronizes with NewsGator Enterprise On-Demand, an enterprise RSS solution, enabling mobile workers to receive and read relevant news and business content that is synchronized with their enterprise information initiatives.

-- Clippings Synchronization: Clip and save posts for revisiting later with NewsGator Online or any other NewsGator reader.

-- Mark Feeds as Read: Mark feeds and articles as read from your mobile device so you can be more efficient when you get back to the office.

-- Share Articles: Users can send interesting articles to friends and co-workers via email on their mobile device.

NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry and NewsGator Go! for Java were developed in a technology partnership with FreeRange Communications, the leading developers of mobile publishing and mobile RSS solutions, and is available for BlackBerry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, and most other MID-P 2.0 mobile phones, including Samsung, Sanyo and LG.

NewsGator Go! is available for $29.95 or $14.95 if bought with any of NewsGator's desktop readers, including FeedDemon, NetNewsWire and Inbox. NewsGator Go! products can be purchased at http://www.newsgator.com/NGOLProductCatalog.aspx.

About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies is the world's leading RSS company. Headquartered in Denver, CO, NewsGator develops and markets RSS aggregation solutions for individual end users, enterprises and online content providers. Using NewsGator products and solutions, businesses and consumers can subscribe to news, information, podcasts and other relevant content more efficiently and effectively than with traditional channels. With NewsGator, users have access to RSS information via the Web, Microsoft Outlook, mobile devices and both Windows- and Mac-based desktop clients. All NewsGator products synchronize seamlessly, enabling users to read their RSS feeds anywhere, anytime, with any device. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.

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