[3GSM] Feb 6, 2007: Funambol Shows Open Source Push Email, Contacts and Calendars for Everyone at 3GSM World Congress.

Robert Michel openmoko at robertmichel.de
Tue Feb 6 20:48:17 CET 2007


Funambol Shows Open Source Push Email, Contacts and Calendars for
Everyone at 3GSM World Congress
Funambol demos mobile email portal for consumers, open source Java
client for mass market devices and OpenMoko platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 6, 2007 ­ Funambol, the mobile open
source software company, today announced it will preview its new mobile
email portal for consumers at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February
12 ­ 15, 2007. The company will also show the world's first open source
Java mobile email client for mass market phones and how its software
powers the email, contacts and calendars for the popular OpenMoko mobile
Linux platform. Funambol is the leading provider of open source push
email, contacts and calendars, and has been downloaded more than
1,000,000 times, tripling the size of its user and developer network
since 3GSM World Congress a year ago. "The market for consumer mobile
email exceeds today's enterprise mobile email market and remains largely
untapped," said Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO of Funambol. "Funambol gives
carriers the essential ingredient for unleashing this revenue potential
­ open source software. Funambol mobile open source software is
supported by 10,000 developers in 200 countries around the globe,
delivering unprecedented device compatibility at unprecedented cost."
Visitors to Funambol booth #1J46 will see the following demonstrations:
Sneak Preview: Mobile Email Consumer Portal based on Open Source
Platform The Funambol portal has been completely revamped as it takes
advantage of the new Funambol v3 open source mobile app server. The
portal makes it easy for users to setup their mobile phones for email
and to manage their mobile email, contacts and calendar info. It
automates Over-The-Air (OTA) configuration of mobile devices. To set up
a device for email, a user just enters their mobile number into the
portal. The portal sends an SMS message to the phone which the user
accepts to configure it. World's First Open Source Java Mobile Email
Client for Mass Market Phones For the first time, Funambol will be
demonstrating its J2ME client for delivering open source mobile email,
contacts and calendars on the world's most ubiquitous application
platform for mobile devices.

OpenMoko Communications Platform for Mobile Phones Since its November
introduction as the world's first fully open Linux-based software stack
for mobile phones, OpenMoko has received industry and community acclaim
as the open alternative to the iPhone. Funambol allows OpenMoko-based
phones to wirelessly synchronize mobile applications and content,
including PIM, push email, photos, video, ringtones, music and more.

About Funambol 
Funambol is the mobile open source company and is the
leading provider of open source push email and PIM for consumers.
Funambol is supported by a global network of users and developers
representing more than 1,000,000 downloads and 10,000 contributors in
more than 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol's software
has been deployed at wireless carriers, Fortune 100 enterprises,
hardware OEMs/ODMs and ISVs including customers such as Computer
Associates. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with a
development center in Italy. See www.funambol.com. ### Media Contacts
Jennifer Cloer Page One PR 503.547.9451 Jennifer at pageonepr.com David
Rizk Page One PR 415.321.2345 david at pageonepr.com

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