MobiMate's WorldMate Bundled with the Sony Ericsson P800 Phone; The Leading Mobile Travel Application is Now Being Offered to All P800 Users.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 2003
MobiMate Ltd. announced today an agreement with Sony Ericsson For an arrangement of Sony Ericsson products, see list of Sony Ericsson products
Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. Mobile Communications AB for bundling MobiMate's WorldMate(TM) with the Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone. This is the first Symbian OS An open standard operating system for data-enabled mobile phones (smartphones) from Symbian Ltd., London (www.symbian.com). It supports Java, PC synchronization, Bluetooth local wireless access and GPRS packet-switched data. smartphone supported by WorldMate, a full-featured travel utility that includes world clocks, world weather, currency conversion and more.
Nadav Gur, MobiMate's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , declares, "We have found the Sony Ericsson P800 to possess a unique combination of phone and handheld computing functionality. This cool smartphone is an ideal platform for WorldMate(TM)."
WorldMate(TM) is a leading handheld travel application for smartphones with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Its key features include world clocks with automatic DST (1) (DeSTination) Contrast with SRC, which is an abbreviation of "source."
(2) (Digital Signal Trust Company, Salt Lake City, UT, www.digsigtrust.com) An organization that sets up and manages PKI systems for companies and industry groups. calculation, a world map with day/night display, 5-day worldwide weather forecasts from The Weather Channel updated on-line, a currency converter with daily exchange rate updates, and more. In addition to Symbian OS, the product is available for the Palm OS(R) and Pocket PC(R) platforms. WorldMate's unique on-line capabilities make it a natural complement for wireless mobile devices. P800 customers will be offered a free trial version of WorldMate(TM) on a CD bundled with the device.
"Working with developers such as MobiMate to ensure that there will be a host of useful applications available in the market-place increases the value of our mobile phones from a consumer perspective. WorldMate is an excellent example of a successful application that is being taken to the next level of functionality when ported to the Sony Ericsson P800. Enabling the user to access crucial travel information easily over the air really makes a difference when it comes to usability and mobility," says Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior Vice President of Applications and Content Development at Sony Ericsson.
In addition to being an advanced mobile phone, the Sony Ericsson P800 is a digital camera, a video player, an MP3 player A digital music player that supports the MP3 format, which was the audio format that started a revolution in online music downloads and distribution. All portable music players, the iPod being the most popular, support MP3 along with one or more other audio formats. and an organizer with a color touchscreen. It supports polyphonic The ability to play back some number of musical notes simultaneously. For example, 16-voice polyphony means a total of 16 notes, or waveforms, can be played concurrently. sound, Multimedia messaging (MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. ), Java and Bluetooth(TM). The P800 comes with a 16MB Memory Stick Duo See Memory Stick. plus additional 12MB internal storage space. The e-mail, calendar, contacts and notes applications can be synchronized with Outlook and Lotus Notes Messaging and groupware software from IBM Lotus that was introduced in 1989 for OS/2 and later expanded to Windows, Mac, Unix, NetWare, AS/400 and S/390. Notes provides e-mail, document sharing, workflow, group discussions and calendaring and scheduling. on your PC. The P800 handles e-mail with attachments, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Acrobat. It is a tri-band phone and also supports GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. , High Speed Data and WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. 2.0.
MobiMate is one of the most well-established mobile application software developers in the industry, publishing best selling titles such as WorldMate and DateMate. MobiMate's Mobile Enterprise Framework serves as the foundation for some of the world's most ambitious mobile information systems, including Israel's Bank Leumi's Handheld Banking system, launched this fall. MobiMate is based in Rehovot, Israel and is privately held.
For a FREE trial download & more information, please visit http://www.mobimate.com/p800/worldmate.
About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB offers mobile communications products for people who appreciate the possibilities of powerful technology. Established in 2001 by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Sony Corporation, the joint venture continues to build on the success of its two innovative parent companies. Sony Ericsson creates value for its operator customers by bringing new ways of using multimedia communications while mobile. The company's management is based in London, and has 4,000 employees across the globe working on research, development, design, sales, marketing, distribution and support. For further information, please visit: www.SonyEricsson.com.
Note to Editors: MobiMate and WorldMate are trademarks or registered trademarks of MobiMate, Ltd. The Weather Channel, and weather.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Weather Channel Enterprises, Inc. Sony Ericsson is a registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Sony Corporation. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.