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Funambol Wins High Tech Award for Innovative Open Mobile Cloud Program

Checkie honors Funambol for popular and informative market e-communication

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 11, 2009 - Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email, today announced that it has won the first Checkie award for hardware and software companies. The award recognizes the company's effort to continuously inform people about the open mobile cloud and how it is transforming wireless apps and services. The award was received due to the success and popularity of the company's insightful e-communication.

Funambol continuously strives to update the industry about the emergence of the open mobile cloud as a major new category of wireless. As part of this education, the company sends its award-winning Funambulletin e-newsletter to tens of thousands of opt-in readers each month. The most recent issue, "Mobile Cloud Sync, from (A)pple to (Z)yb", profiled a free new white paper that compared 12 leading mobile cloud sync solutions, which was covered by TechCrunch, MobileBeat, InformationWeek and other news outlets. For more information or to sign-up for Funambulletin, please visit http://www.funambol.com/news/funambulletin.php.

"Funambol is honored to be the first recipient of the high tech Checkie award", said Hal Steger, Funambol VP Marketing. "The open mobile cloud is new technology that is important for people to understand. The Checkie underscores our commitment to inform people in a fun way. It also recognizes our green marketing and good privacy and netiquette policies. We will continue to provide interesting content to help people learn about the mobile cloud and mobile open source."

For more information about the Checkie awards, please visit http://www.verticalresponse.com/checkieawards/

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of mobile open source cloud sync and push email. Funambol open source software has been downloaded over three million times by 50,000 developers and project participants in more than 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed at mobile operators, portals, device manufacturers, service providers 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.