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Funambol Open Source Cloud Sync and Push Email Powers Innovative Mobile Services for Tens of Millions of Users

Includes smart self-updating address book, free unlimited text messaging,
free national directory, virtual digital content organizer and next-gen voice services

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 14, 2009 - Funambol, the leading provider of mobile open source cloud sync and push email, today announced that its software is enabling several new innovative mobile services for tens of millions of users. Funambol enables carriers, device manufacturers, portals, service providers and software vendors to wirelessly sync PIM data, push email and rich content between billions of mobile phones, the Internet cloud, popular email systems and desktop apps. The surge in deployments significantly increases the number of users of Funambol's mobile cloud sync and push email solution. Companies selected Funambol due to the broad mobile device support, flexibility, low cost and risk reduction afforded by open source.

Mobile services powered by Funambol include cloud-based address books with social networking, free text messaging, digital telephony, rich media and email hosting. These services all provide innovative ways to integrate mobile phones into a compelling user experience. Examples include:

  • a smart self-updating address book with 13 million users
  • free unlimited text messages to any mobile phone; mjoy by Venista, www.mjoy.com
  • free integrated national address book; tacty by telegate:118000, www.tacty.com
  • next-gen telephony for consumers and businesses, JAJAH www.jajah.com
  • virtual digital content organizer, ZangbeZang by Key Criteria, www.zangbezang.com
  • leading digital phone service provider with millions of subscribers
  • best-selling customer management solution with millions of users
  • innovative internet services provider, Solcon by Qaleido, www.qaleido.com
  • email hosting provider for businesses and resellers, www.fusemail.com

"Cool mobile cloud services powered by Funambol are springing up everywhere," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "It's great to see companies going live with our software all over the planet. Tens of millions of users can now benefit from mobile cloud syncing for billions of phones."

Funambol's open source-based solution provides the industry's broadest mobile device compatibility. Its open source software is backed by the world's largest cross-platform mobile developer community, who helps test Funambol software on hundreds of smart and feature phones. Funambol open source can be downloaded and freely used for internal projects, as well as rapidly translated into different languages and adapted for the latest mobile devices.

In other Funambol news, the company announced today that Ujjal Kohli, CEO of Rhythm NewMedia, recently joined its Board of Advisors. Ujjal brings significant mobile advertising experience to Funambol, which the company views as a strategic direction for companies looking for monetization strategies linked to the deployment of mobile cloud sync and push email services.

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.