H.I.G. Growth Partners News

Contact:

Jenna Boller for Funambol
Page One PR
(415) 321-2344
jenna@pageonepr.com

New Free Funambol White Paper Discusses How Mobile Sync Enables Providers to Generate Revenue in Today's Economy

Describes important mobile sync trends, requirements and how open source
enables rapid implementation of a wireless sync strategy

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - March 17, 2009-Funambol, the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync, released a free new white paper today, Mobile Sync: The New World Order. It discusses compelling mobile sync trends, requirements for a wireless sync solution and how open source can be leveraged to quickly provide a revenue generating mobile sync service. It is available for download at http://www.funambol.com/solutions/requestpublication.php (with free instant registration).

Wireless users are scrutinizing spending more than ever to reduce costs. At the same time, content-rich mobile phones are rapidly penetrating the market, opening up large opportunities to enable users to access, manage and share content, on mobiles, the web and desktops. However, mobile sync can be challenging to provide, particularly for the wide diversity of mobile handsets. The Mobile Sync white paper sheds light on the key advantages that open source offers for wireless sync, including the ability to fully modify the software to satisfy unique requirements, broad device compatibility and low cost.

"Professional mobile users and consumers want access to contacts, calendars, email, pictures and more, everywhere, at any time," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "Open source is the only way to keep pace with fast-evolving mobile devices and services. This paper is a must-read for anyone considering a mobile services strategy."

Funambol supports billions of mobiles, including smartphones such as iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices. It syncs and shares contacts, calendars, email, pictures, and more, via the Internet cloud, and supports popular desktop apps such as Outlook, and webmail, including Gmail, AOL Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail.

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync worldwide. Funambol open source software has been downloaded three million times by 50,000 developers and project participants in 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 http://www.funambol.com. You can follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.