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Funambol Ready for the (BlackBerry) Storm
Free open source mobile cloud sync software enables touchscreen
users to sync contacts, calendars & email between the Storm, web,
email systems & desktops
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 7, 2009 - Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email solutions, today announced the availability of its software for the BlackBerry Storm. The Funambol BlackBerry Storm sync client enables users to keep their contacts, calendars, tasks and notes in sync between the Storm, a Funambol server, and email systems and desktop apps. The Funambol BlackBerry Storm push email client lets users get free push email on their handset from popular email systems. Storm users can utilize the software for free by signing up for an account on the myFUNAMBOL Portal at http://my.funambol.com.
"The BlackBerry Storm touchscreen handset, like iPhone and Android, raises the bar for smartphone manufacturers," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "At the same time, users increasingly expect to seamlessly access their contacts, calendars, email, and more, on their phone, the web and desktops. We are excited that Funambol now enables Storm users to access this information, anytime, anywhere."
The Funambol BlackBerry Storm sync and push email clients enable users to sync contacts, calendars, tasks, notes and email with a Funambol server, including myFUNAMBOL. The Funambol server can sync with Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail and Hotmail, and desktop apps such as Outlook and Thunderbird. The sync client is part of the latest Funambol monthly phone pack that is in Funambol's commercial Carrier Edition software and that has been deployed on myFUNAMBOL. This phone pack also includes the latest Funambol Symbian sync client that supports new Nokia phones, enabling users to keep PIM data in sync between their phones, the web and desktops.
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.