REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 14, 2008 -- Funambol Inc., the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced the availability of its new free Funambol plug-in for the iPhone. The Funambol plug-in enables users to easily and freely sync their address book from an older phone to an iPhone 3G over-the-air. It also enables users of the iPhone 3G (as well as original iPhones and iPod Touches that have been upgraded to 2.0) to wirelessly back up their contacts for free, and to easily keep their contacts in sync with popular webmail systems, and email clients such as Outlook and Thunderbird.
The free plug-in, which was listed as a top 20 cool third party app for the iPhone 3G by IDG News Service, can be immediately downloaded from the Apple App Store, from its Productivity section.
"One of the first things that iPhone 3G users want is contacts on their phone and they don't want to type them in," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "The Funambol plug-in makes it really easy to migrate contacts from an older phone, webmail system or email client. Plus it freely backs up contacts to a server without a cable. It is easy to see why the Funambol plug-in was just named as one of the top 20 third party iPhone apps."
The Funambol plug-in for the iPhone only requires a free Funambol server account. The easiest thing to do is to sign up for a free account on the myFUNAMBOL portal at http://my.funambol.com. For more information about the Funambol plug-in, here are additional resources:
Funambol provides mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source. The company is the leading provider of ad-funded open source push email and PIM sync solutions for the mass market. Funambol open source has been downloaded more than two million times by 50,000 developers in 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed at service providers, mobile operators, portals, device manufacturers and ISVs including customers such as 1&1, Earthlink and CA, Inc. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with an R&D center in Italy. See www.funambol.com.
Shelly Milam for Funambol
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