Soda-Pop Mail Now Available on Get It Now from Verizon Wireless; Your Email Anywhere, Anytime!Business Editors
SOLANA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2002
Tourmaline tourmaline (tr`məlĭn, –lēn), complex borosilicate mineral with varying amounts of aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, potassium, and sometimes other elements, Networks, Inc., a wireless software application developer and Verizon Wireless Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. , the largest wireless service provider in the U.S. and the leader in mobile data, today announced that Soda-Pop Mail(TM), developed using QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless BREW is an application development platform created by Qualcomm for mobile phones. It was originally developed for CDMA handsets, but has since been ported to other air interfaces including GSM/GPRS, UMTS, and CDMA. -- BREW(TM) -- platform, is now available on Get It Now(SM) from Verizon Wireless. With Soda-Pop Mail (www.sodapopmail.com), wireless users can quickly and easily access their existing email accounts at a cost significantly less than existing wireless email products. Users can demo the product up to 10 times for free and then decide if they would like to subscribe for the $2.99 monthly fee.
"Soda-Pop Mail represents a significant advancement over other wireless email products," said Basil Abifaker, vice president of Product Development at Tourmaline. "Soda-Pop Mail makes it possible to access existing email accounts at a faster rate than before. The intuitive format is easy to learn and makes emailing on the go quick, simple and inexpensive."
Soda-Pop Mail's many features include:
-- Access up to 5 email accounts including Hotmail(TM), MSN(TM), NetZero(TM), Road Runner(TM), Yahoo(TM) (with POP access) and most POP mail servers. No need to set up a new account. -- Store up to 25 contacts. -- Create and store up to 25 short replies and signatures. -- Read, send and reply to email without the limitations of SMS and WAP.
Get It Now-enabled phones --- including the Motorola T720, the Verizon Wireless Z-800 and the Kyocera 30305e -- are available through more than 1200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Radio Shack stores, or on the web at www.verizonwireless.com.
Additional information on Get It Now from Verizon Wireless can be found online at www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.
About Tourmaline Networks
Tourmaline Networks, Inc., is a provider of software solutions for the mobile Internet. The company develops state-of-the-art wireless software applications, including Soda-Pop Mail. Find more information on the Web at www.TourmalineNetworks.com
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30.3 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE NYSE
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QUALCOMM's BREW platform is a thin application execution environment that provides an open, standard platform for wireless devices. The BREW platform is part of a complete, end-to-end solution for wireless applications development and application distribution. The complete BREW solution includes the BREW Software Development Kit(tm) (SDK (Software Developer's Kit) See developer's toolkit and Windows SDK.
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Note to Editors: Soda-Pop Mail is a trademark of Tourmaline Networks, Inc. QUALCOMM, BREW and BREW SDK are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other company or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.