Think Outside Inc.

October 12, 2005 06:59 ET

Think Outside Inc. Announces Bluetooth Support for Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 12, 2005) -

Think Outside Inc., creator of the award-winning Stowaway Portable Keyboards for handheld devices, today announced they are the first to offer enhanced keyboard driver support for devices running Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0.

"The Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard is the best selling portable Bluetooth keyboard in the world, with support for over 500 mobile devices and seven different languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean and Japanese," said Greg van den Dries, CEO and president of Think Outside. "Windows Mobile devices have proven to be popular among our customers due to their superior email and productivity capabilities, and we have seen a ten-fold increase in our customer base using these products. By fully supporting Windows Mobile 2005, we continue to offer our customers the best possible compatibility in the industry."

The new Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard and driver offer several unique and revolutionary features, including:

-- Ability to use our new Stowaway Bluetooth Travel mouse in conjunction with a Stowaway keyboard, which provides the mobile professional a revolutionary way to navigate and enter text on many Windows Mobile powered devices.

-- Digitally signed driver to meet the security requirements implemented in Windows Mobile 2005.

-- A new shortcut utility that allows international users to easily find key combinations that produce alternate characters and symbols.

"Mobile phones today are being used for services that are much more advanced than simple voice communication," said John Dietz, group manager for Microsoft. "Windows Mobile 5.0 enables our industry partners to develop exciting new hardware designs and solutions that will revolutionize how customers use mobile devices. Think Outside's keyboards and mice are widely recognized as one of the best productivity tools for mobile professionals and we're pleased to see them actively support the Windows Mobile platform."

The Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard supports a wide variety of Bluetooth-enabled Devices from leading companies including Samsung, Motorola, Qtek, Nokia, Orange, O2, Sprint, Verizon, Cingular, Eurotel, T-Mobile, Vodaphone, Siemens, HTC and Sony Ericsson. The keyboard also supports Bluetooth-enabled Pocket PC PDAs from Dell and others, as well as traditional Macintosh and Windows XP-based desktop and notebook computers with integrated Bluetooth technology.

About Think Outside

Think Outside Inc., founded in 1998, invents, engineers and manufactures mobile devices. Its Stowaway Portable Keyboard family represents the first and only 100-percent full-size, collapsible keyboards for handheld devices. The Stowaway keyboards give people on-the-go unrestricted access to e-mail and word processing, without lugging a laptop. The Stowaway keyboard has received numerous awards for its unique design and functionality and is included in the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. More information on the company and its products can be found at www.thinkoutside.com.

Stowaway is a registered trademark of Think Outside Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. Photos available upon request.

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