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Pumatech extends synchronization to mobile phones
Posted on 14-Oct-2003 22:49. | Tags Filed under: News.

Pumatech extends synchronization to mobile phones
Pumatech announced it is extending its Intellisync synchronization solution to the mobile phone market with the introduction of Intellisync: Phone Edition. The new, phone-based product supports popular mobile phone platforms and provides users with a quick and easy way to ensure that contact information stored in their phones is up-to-date and in sync. The initial release of Intellisync: Phone Edition software delivers two-way synchronization of contact data between Microsoft Outlook and specific mobile phones manufactured by Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and LG.

By synchronizing directly with personal information management (PIM) software such as Microsoft Outlook, Intellisync: Phone Edition alleviates the difficulty of entering multiple contacts into a small phone interface. Intellisync: Phone Edition's synchronization capabilities allow users to employ Microsoft Outlook as their primary source of contact data, ensuring that important contact information is preserved should their phone be lost, stolen or damaged.

"Intellisync: Phone Edition is a strong extension of our industry-leading, PDA-based Intellisync software," said Clyde Foster, Pumatech's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "The product meets a glaring market need - that of effectively managing the flow of information between PIM software and mobile phones. We believe Intellisync: Phone Edition helps to broaden Pumatech's core competency in synchronization and mobile data access beyond the realm of PDAs to encompass a broader group of mobile and wireless products targeted at consumers and enterprises - including solutions for wireless carriers who want to extend value-added services to their customers."

Intellisync: Phone Edition provides users with the same advanced functionality as the widely adopted Intellisync desktop product, including conflict resolution, field-mapping and filtering capabilities. With this robust functionality, users have greater control over each sync session and are able to instruct the software to synchronize only specified data. For example, a user could choose to synchronize only those phone numbers with a certain area code or category such as "personal" or "business". Intellisync: Phone Edition lets users browse and synchronize any of their custom Outlook contact folders - not just the default Outlook contact folder. The software also automatically notifies users when the number of contacts they're about to synchronize exceeds the storage space available on their phone. Intellisync detects this problem beforehand, preventing sync interruptions and the need to manually delete records.

Intellisync: Phone Edition currently supports the following phone models: Motorola T720c, T720g, T720gi, V60c, V60i, V60ci, V60t, V60ti, V60g, V60gi, V120c, V120t and V120e; Nokia: 3590, 6310i and 8265; Samsung: A310, and LG VX10 and 4400. The software synchronizes these mobile phones with Microsoft Outlook 98, 2000 and XP, and will support Outlook 2003 via a software "patch" that will be available from the Pumatech Web site in early November. Future versions of Intellisync: Phone Edition will incorporate support for calendar data and additional PIM software such as Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise. Support for additional mobile phones will also be incorporated, based on market demand.

Intellisync: Phone Edition is currently available to consumers through the Pumatech Web Store and will be available through authorized Pumatech software retailers by early November 2003. Intellisync: Phone Edition includes two components, both of which are required to perform synchronization between mobile phones and Microsoft Outlook. The components - the Intellisync: Phone Edition software and a phone-specific Intellisync: Phone Edition cable - are sold separately at a cost of $34.95 each.

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