February 13, 2009 07:36 ET

Synchronization Specialist SYNKIA expands mobile sync options for Plaxo

NESOYA, NORWAY--(Marketwire - February 13, 2009) -

Barcelona, Spain 16th February 2009

Synkia AS, the leading edge mobile back up and synchronization software company has signed a partnership agreement with Plaxo, provider of a next-generation social utility that helps nearly 25 million members stay connected with the people they know and care about. The deal represent's SYNKIA's first North American partnership after the recently announced agreement with Plus, one of the biggest mobile operators in Poland.

"In announcing this partnership; we are proud to be a part of Plaxo's broader strategy to support open standards, such as SyncML. Synkia is "cloud" computing for the mobile phone era and works across multiple mobile handsets, softphones, territories and is carrier neutral. Synkia's platform seamlessly provides phone back up/synchronization for the widest number of mobile devices available today, which is further enhanced by Plaxo's rapidly growing network of connected people. Your contacts will always be up to date on your mobile device after syncing with Plaxo" said Jo Mosaku, Executive Director, Business Development, Synkia AS.

Plaxo users, who have accounts at Synkia's online mobile backup service, will be able to synchronize contact data between the two services. This will extend distribution of contact data from Plaxo to the mobile phones of its users and will enable the synchronization of contact data on mobile phones with Plaxo and vice versa. Plaxo will strongly urge its users to backup data on their phones with Synkia and Synkia will advertise Plaxo to its users.

'I'm extremely happy to announce our partnership with Plaxo' - says Morten Sundstø, the chairman and founder of Synkia - 'People store more and more data in their mobile phones which increases the importance of online phone backup services. The agreement with Plaxo will give Synkia a privileged position on the market of such services in the US'.

The SYNKIA personal data management service is available at and can be used with any SyncML enabled handset and smartphones from Blackberry, iPhone and Palm. With SYNKIA one can store and manage contacts, calendar appointments, tasks, notes and SMS'es. SYNKIA offers 100% safety for users data both during transmission and on its servers. SYNKIA is the first SyncML based service to offer wireless SMS backup functionality.


Synkia is a software company developing advanced information management solutions for mobile operators, internet portals and enterprises. Synkia core technology enables users to wirelessly backup and restore information like contacts, appointments, tasks, notes and SMS'es from any mobile phone or other device that is able to use the SyncML synchronization protocol. The company product portfolio covers also remote mobile device configuration, mobile messaging and advanced web service creation. Synkia's main office is in Nesøya, Norway with a 100% subsidiary in Krakow, Poland. In addition the company has sales representatives located in London, UK. About Plaxo

Plaxo helps its nearly 25 million members stay connected with the people they know and care about via a social utility that combines the best features of a networked address book and a next-generation social network. Plaxo is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.

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Synkia is a registered trademark of Synkia AS. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Plaxo is a registered trademark of Plaxo, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Jo Mosaku for more information during Mobile World  Congress,
Barcelona, 16th- 19th February:

Jo Mosaku
Phone: +44 7903 157 298
Phone: +1 646 491 1811

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