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Advisory: Funambol Showcases Open Source MobileWe Cloud Sync for Billions of Mobiles at CTIA

New AJAX Portal Makes It Easy for Device Makers, Carriers, ISPs, Portals and ISVs to Deploy Branded, Customized Cloud Sync and Push Email (March 24, 2009)

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/24/09 -- Funambol, the leading provider of open source cloud sync and push email, will be showcasing Funambol v8 MobileWe at CTIA, April 1-3, in Las Vegas. Funambol v8 MobileWe is the next generation of the company's software for syncing billions of mobile handsets. It features a new AJAX web portal that makes it easy to sync PIM data, email and content between billions of phones, the Internet cloud and popular desktop apps and email systems. Funambol MobileWe enables device manufacturers, mobile operators, portals, ISPs and ISVS to rapidly offer branded cloud sync and push email for billions of devices. For an in-depth look at Funambol v8 at CTIA, contact Funambol at [email protected] to arrange a meeting.

Mobile cloud sync is rapidly gaining momentum, as witnessed by the introduction of Apple MobileMe, Google Sync, Nokia Ovi Sync and Microsoft My Phone. Funambol v8 MobileWe is the only open source cloud sync and push email solution that can be rapidly branded, customized and integrated into customers' infrastructure. In addition to the AJAX portal, the software provides enhanced clients for several smartphones, including BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android. It enables PIM sync for hundreds of new SyncML phones and lets users easily sync rich content such as photos.

"Cloud sync is red hot, and everyone in the mobile ecosystem needs a solution to grow user loyalty and increase revenue," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "Funambol v8 MobileWe, based on open source, is as simple as 'just add water.' It enables device makers, carriers, portals, ISPs and ISVs to rapidly deploy a branded service, which can be hosted by Funambol or internally implemented."

Funambol MobileWe supports billions of phones, including smartphones such as Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Storm and Google Android. It syncs and shares contacts, calendars, email, pictures, and more, via the Internet cloud, and popular desktop apps, such as Outlook, and webmail, including Gmail, AOL Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail. The software will be exclusively previewed at CTIA by appointment only.

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of open source cloud sync and push email worldwide. Funambol open source software has been downloaded three million times by 50,000 developers and project participants in over 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed at service providers, mobile operators, portals, device manufacturers and ISVs including customers such as AOL, 1&1, Earthlink and CA, Inc. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with an R&D center in Italy. For more information, please visit You can also follow Funambol on Twitter at

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