Zumobi has announced a partnership deal with Microsoft under which Microsoft will distribute the Zooming User Interface and mobile widget platform with Windows Mobile.
This distribution agreement builds on the content partnerships Zumobi previously announced in December.
“Currently shipping on devices from more than 48 device makers with 125 mobile operators in 55 countries, Windows Mobile is one of the most accessible and familiar mobile computing platforms,” said Eric Hertz, CEO of Zumobi. “This strategic partnership benefits all of our constituencies — consumers, developers, content providers, carriers and advertisers — and enables us to continue building momentum quickly with our audience of techno-culturists and mobile business users.”
Today, more than 140 devices in the marketplace worldwide are based on Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile-based phones are designed for people to be productive on-the-go, all while having the ability to stay in touch with colleagues and friends. Windows Mobile-based phones also include mobile versions of Office Outlook, Office Word, Office Excel and Office PowerPoint and Internet Explorer, giving people access to critical business data such as documents, contacts, e-mail, calendar items and tasks. Zumobi is compatible with Windows Mobile versions 5.0 and newer.
Zumobi changes the way people access, retrieve and share Web-based content on their mobile phones. This is achived through an intuitive user interface, allowing people to easily “bounce” in and out of snack-sized bits of the entertainment they want and to stay on top of the information they need throughout the day.