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Week of February 11, 2007

DataViz' Documents To Go First To Fill Office Editing Gap for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Devices

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and Zip Files Now Available for the Motorola Q, Samsung BlackJack, T-Mobile Dash and other Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Devices

To be showcased at the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in Barcelona, February 12th-15th

DataViz®, Inc., leading provider of Office compatibility solutions for over 23 years, today announced that its award-winning mobile Office Suite Documents To Go®, is now available for Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices.  The #1 selling Palm OS office editing suite, Documents To Go, will now allow users of Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices to view, edit and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on their devices and in their native formats. In addition, users can view Adobe® PDF files and decompress zipped e-mail attachments.  Other features include support for password protected Word and Excel files and the ability to view, edit and create Excel charts.  Documents To Go is available for a  wide variety of Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices such as the Motorola Q, Samsung BlackJack, T-Mobile Dash, T-Mobile SDA, Cingular 3125 and Cingular 2125, to name a few. DataViz will be demonstrating Documents To Go at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 12-15, 2007.

"We are pleased to see DataViz bring its industry-leading mobile Office suite, Documents To Go, to the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform," said Will Pinnell, Senior Director of Content, Handango. "As the leading provider of mobile content, we recognize the increasing consumer demand to edit Office files on Windows Mobile Smartphone devices, which lack this functionality out of the box.  Documents To Go provides a reliable and robust after-market solution.”

“We are excited to expand our product line to include Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices,” said Danny Tu, Product Manager, DataViz, Inc.  “Documents To Go provides an effective and reliable document editing solution which retains 100% file formatting with InTact Technology. Users can have complete confidence when editing and emailing Office files such as a sales contract or year end reports right from their devices.“

DataViz’s commitment to developing Office compatibility for a wide variety of mobile devices began in 1999 with Documents To Go for Palm OS and has since been extended to support Symbian UIQ, Series 80 and now Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices.  In addition, Documents To Go is currently available on all shipping versions of Palm OS devices and most recently on Motorola’s enterprise device, the MOTO Q PRO running Windows Mobile 5.0.  

3GSM World Congress 2007
To see a live demonstration of Documents To Go for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices, visit the DataViz booth (2.1F73) at 3GSM, February 12-15, Barcelona, Spain – Fira de Barcelona.  DataViz will also be showcasing Documents To Go on a variety of mobile devices and platforms, including Palm OS, Symbian UIQ and Series 80.

Pricing & Availability
Documents To Go for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone supports the following mobile devices: Motorola Q, Samsung BlackJack ,T-Mobile Dash, T-Mobile SDA, Cingular 3125 and Cingular 2125 to name a few. Visit the DataViz website for a list of other compatible devices. Pricing starts at $29.99 USD per license with volume discounts available for five or more users.  Documents To Go for Windows Mobile 5.0 is available for purchase direct from DataViz (www.dataviz.com), as well as from Handango (www.handango.com), Smartphone.net, Mobihand.com and the network of DataViz resellers and distributors worldwide.  A complete list of resellers and distributors is available online at www.dataviz.com/wheretobuy. For more information and to download a free evaluation copy, visit www.dataviz.com/dxtgwinmobile.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, February 15 2007 by ChrisD
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SYWARE®, Inc. Announces Visual CE Support for Windows Mobile Devices Without Touchscreens, such as the Motorola Q and Samsung BlackJack Smartphones

Scheduled release allows the same Visual CE application to run on both touchscreen and non-touchsceen devices. For the first time, developers can simultaneously target all types of Windows Mobile devices.

SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of mobile database development tools for business and personal productivity, today announced a beta release of Visual CE that supports Windows Mobile devices without touchscreens, such as the Motorola Q and Samsung BlackJack. The powerful, inexpensive, award winning database development software makes it easy to build applications for all types of Windows Mobile devices: Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone.

Since it was first introduced in 1996, Visual CE, and its drag-and-drop desktop development environment, has enabled both business professionals and developers to easily create feature-rich data-centric applications for Windows Mobile touchscreen devices with little or no programming. There are well over 100,000 Visual CE-built applications in use and Visual CE has won Pocket PC and Smartphone magazine's "Best Database Software" award the last three years in a row.

With today's beta release, the power, speed, and flexibility of Visual CE can be used to create applications for all Windows Mobile devices, even if they do not have a touchscreen. Developers can create a single application that, with only minor modifications, can run on all Windows Mobile devices, including the Motorola Q, the Samsung Blackjack, the HP I-Mate, the Dopod StrTrk S300, and the HTC MteoR, Smartphones promoted by Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cingular, Rogers, AT&T, O2, Vodafone, Orange, Nokia, and others.

Pricing & Delivery

Smartphone supporting beta releases of Visual CE are now available for free to most registered users of Visual CE 10.x. Please contact [email protected] to request a copy. Final releases will be available in about sixty days.

Visual CE Personal Edition, with full forms design, relational database, and synchronization capabilities, is $129. Visual CE Professional Edition, which includes all the features of the Personal Edition as well as royalty-free distribution rights, is $399. Visual CE is also sold as one component of SYWARE, Inc.'s cost-saving Mobile 360 Suites, which include additional mobility tools, such as mEnable® wireless connectivity software, Report CE® reporting and printing software, sqlceEnable tm SQL Everywhere supporting software, and Manage CE tm mobile device management software. (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, February 15 2007 by ChrisD
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Navideo 2.0 is here!

Our newly developed software enables Pocket PC users to exchange their
GPS positions! Navideo now introduces a completely free Navideo Basic
Version and many new features:

- Send Navideo.net maplinks via instant messaging, email or SMS: Anyone
can display your positon even without running Navideo
- use Navideo in combination with TomTom Navigator or GoogleMaps on your
Pocket PC or PC
- Offroad Targetfinder (find incoming positions even when no maps are
available)
- Speedometer: Show your driving time, distance, speed (current,
maximum, average), height
- Friendlist: Store up to 20 SMS numbers or email addresses
- Autoupdate: Automatically display or navigate to incoming positions
- Many new hardware tracking devices supported: track any object with
your Pocket PC  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, February 15 2007 by ChrisD
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Handango Releases Smartphone Content Statistics In 2006 Yardstick

Streaming media applications and casual games see the most consumer demand, while business, productivity and medical software demonstrate a great opportunity for content providers

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- (3GSM World Congress, Hall 2-Stand 2H08) -- Handango, the world's leading provider of smartphonecontent, today released special 2006 year end editions of the HandangoYardstick, a global report on the state of the smartphone content industry.Consolidating statistics from across the Handango network of storefronts,the Yardstick reports on key smartphone market data that demonstrate thegrowing demand for mobile content, including average selling price (ASP);the number of new software providers and applications being added to theHandango library; sales by device; sales by content category; top searches;and best selling applications for each of the five major smartphoneplatforms: BlackBerry(TM), Palm OS(R), Symbian OS(R), and Windows MobilePocket PC and Smartphone.

A YEAR IN REVIEW

Data from the 2006 Handango Yardstick and comparisons to the 2005report reveal the following statistics and trends. Smartphone application numbers and content providers continue to grow More than 11,000 new software titles were added to the Handango catalogin 2006, with 1,231 new mobile content providers joining the HandangoContent Partner Program. Although currently one of the smaller catalogs,BlackBerry had the fastest growing content library with an 81% increaseover last year in the number of new applications added. The Pocket PCplatform saw the highest number of content titles added at 3,627.

Average selling price is increasing

The 2006 Yardstick reported an overall increase in ASP, up from $20.03in 2005 to $21.16 in 2006. Medical applications netted the highest averageselling price at $49.26. Medical professionals are increasingly relying onmobile software to enhance productivity, giving content providers anopportunity to create more robust software in this category. The secondhighest ASP was seen for Development Tools ($43.62), with Recognition &Languages ($31.23), Translation ($26.91) and Business & Professional($26.58) rounding out the top five.

Consumers utilize their smartphones for both personal and professionaluse

The Business & Professional category of software had the highestoverall sales, followed by Productivity, Entertainment, Games, Travel,Utilities, Communications and Multimedia. The best selling applicationsreflect a combination of entertainment, personal productivity and businesssoftware, which indicates that consumers are using smartphones for bothpersonal and professional use. Some titles that made the best sellers listson multiple platforms include travel guide WorldMate, mobile instantmessenger IM+ and poker game Aces Texas Hold'em.

Entertainment remains popular and streaming media content is introduced

Building on last year's surge in multimedia content, 2006 saw a rise indemand for streaming media applications, with MobiTV, HandiTV andPocketStreamer Deluxe topping the best selling lists. Entertainment contentranked third in overall sales by category, while search terms "ringtones","games" and "MP3/music" made the top five in overall searches. Casual games remain strong in both searches and sales Games ranked fourth in sales by category and third in searches, furtherdemonstrating that smartphone owners use their devices for entertainmentpurposes. Solitaire, sudoku, poker and Tetris(R) were the most commonlydownloaded games across all platforms with Palm OS and Pocket PC being themost popular platforms supporting games.

Palm Treo 650 remains top device adding software

The Palm Treo 650 topped the list of devices adding software in both2005 and 2006. Also seen in the top ten this year were device models acrossa range of platforms including the Cingular 8125, Motorola Q, BlackBerry8700c and Palm TX. Not reflected in the platform Yardstick are devicesreleased later in the year that are quickly rising in the amount ofdownloaded content. These devices include the BlackBerry Pearl, Palm Treo700p, Samsung BlackJack, T-Mobile Dash and Nokia N73. Download a copy of the 2006 Year End edition of the Handango Yardstickhere: http://www.handango.com/marketing/Yardstick/2006YearEnd.pdf

PLATFORM OVERVIEW

In addition to the all-platform summary report, versions of theHandango Yardstick were created for each of the five leading smartphoneoperating systems. BlackBerry The Handango Yardstick reported another significant year for BlackBerrywith an 81 percent increase over last year in new applications and an 87percent increase in new content providers. BlackBerry continues to bepopular with workers as Business & Professional software was the topcategory for this platform based on revenue. This category also representedthe highest ASP at $39.87. The top BlackBerry devices adding content in2006 were the BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 7100i, Blackberry 8700g,BlackBerry 7130e and BlackBerry 7290. The top 10 best-selling applications for BlackBerry in 2006 were:
1. Ringtone Megaplex
2. Ringphonic Lite*
3. VoiceControl*
4. eSpell*
5. IM+
6. WorldMate Professional Edition*
7. Ringphonic*
8. Aces Texas Hold'em - No Limit
9. RepliGo Professional*
10. Ascendo Photos
*New to the top 10 list in 2006
Download a copy of the 2006 BlackBerry edition of the HandangoYardstick here:http://www.handango.com/marketing/Yardstick/BlackBerry-2006YearEnd.pdf

Palm OS

Although the growth rate of the Palm OS content catalog slowed in 2006,the overall ASP of Palm OS content increased by 17.7 percent, from $19.32to $22.74. Medical had the highest ASP of all categories at $62.33, whichwas more than double the next category, Productivity at $27.91. Productivity titles contributed the greatest percentage of revenue forthe Palm OS platform two years in a row, up from 21 percent in 2005 to 35percent in 2006. Games and Entertainment rose to the number 2 and number 3positions, respectively, further supporting the trend that Treo devices areused commonly for entertainment in 2006. Ringtones accounted for thelargest number of searches for the Palm OS platform making up 18 percent ofthe top 100 search terms. Following the Palm Treo 650, the models rounding out the top fivedevices adding software in 2006 were the Palm TX, Palm Treo 700p, PalmLifeDrive and Palm Tungsten E2. The top 10 best-selling applications for Palm OS in 2006 were:
1. Agendus Professional Edition
2. Treo Voice Dialing
3. PocketMirror Standard
4. RingoPro
5. AOL for Treo 650
6. PocketCopy*
7. SplashID
8. Diet & Exercise Assistant
9. Agendus Standard Edition
10. mRing for Treo*
*New to the top 10 list in 2006 Download a copy of the 2006 Palm OS edition of the Handango Yardstickhere: http://www.handango.com/marketing/Yardstick/PalmOS-2006YearEnd.pdf

Windows Mobile Pocket PC

Software for Pocket PC devices continue to become more prevalent with a19 percent increase in the number of new applications added to the Handangolibrary throughout the year and a 27 percent increase in the number of newcontent providers entering the market in 2006. The top three categoriescontributing to Pocket PC revenue in 2006 were Business & Professional (upfrom number 3 last year), Games (up from number 4 last year) andEntertainment (up from number 5 last year). Medical applications had the highest ASP at $41.91, followed byTranslation ($29.60), Databases ($28.34), Reference ($26.90) and Travel($24.61). Owners of the Dell Axim X51v downloaded the most software forthis platform in 2006 followed by the Palm Treo 700w, Cingular 8125,Audiovox PPC 6700 and Verizon XV6700. The top 10 best-selling applications for Pocket PC in 2006 were:
1. Spb Pocket Plus
2. Microsoft Voice Command
3. Spb Diary*
4. Pocket Informant
5. MobiTV*
6. Spb Backup*
7. Agenda Fusion
8. SBSH PocketBreeze
9. Spb Time*
10. eWallet Professional Edition
*New to the top 10 list in 2006 Download a copy of the 2006 Pocket PC edition of the Handango Yardstickhere: http://www.handango.com/marketing/Yardstick/PocketPC-2006YearEnd.pdf

Windows Mobile Smartphone

The overall ASP for Windows Mobile Smartphone content increased by morethan 15 percent, from $13.59 in 2005 to $15.70 in 2006. The Business &Professional category ranked the highest in ASP at $24.58, while Hobbies(the highest ASP in 2005) did not appear in the top 10 in 2006. More than1,200 new Windows Mobile Smartphone content titles were added to Handango'scatalog in 2006, and 130 new content providers created applications forthis platform. Entertainment content represented the largest contribution toSmartphone revenue in 2006, closely followed by Utilities. The Multimedia,Productivity, and Business & Professional categories rounded out the topfive. Streaming media applications MobiTV and PocketStreamer DELUXE werethe top two sellers for Smartphone in 2006. Ringtones accounted for the largest number of searches for theSmartphone platform in 2006, making up 20 percent of the top 100 searchterms, a large increase from last year. The list of devices adding the mostcontent in 2006 included newer models such as the Motorola Q, T-Mobile Dashand Samsung BlackJack, as well as more mature models like the Cingular2125, Motorola i930 and Qtek 8310. The top 10 best-selling applications for Windows Mobile Smartphone in2006 were:
1. MobiTV*
2. PocketStreamer DELUXE*
3. SBSH Façade*
4. SmartphoneNotes
5. IM+*
6. Photo Contacts
7. SBSH Papyrus
8. Aces Texas Hold'em - No Limit*
9. HandiTV*
10. Jeyo Mobile Extender
*New to the top 10 list in 2006 Download a copy of the 2006 Smartphone edition of the HandangoYardstick here:http://www.handango.com/marketing/Yardstick/Smartphone-2006YearEnd.pdf

Symbian OS

The 2006 Yardstick reported that more than 3,000 new content titleswere added to the Handango library for the Symbian OS platform, which is 14percent higher than the number added last year. There was also a notablerise in new content providers (258) for the Symbian platform in 2006. Productivity software accounted for the greatest percentage of SymbianOS sales, followed by Utilities and Communications. Video playerSmartMovie, email client ProfiMail and weather monitor Handy Weather camein as the top three best selling applications. Symbian saw an increase inoverall ASP of 5 percent, from $19.36 in 2005 to $20.35 in 2006. TheMedical and Document Management categories reported the highest ASP at$32.44 (down from $57.81) and $30.46 (up from $30.24), respectively. The best-selling Symbian OS applications in 2006 include:
1. SmartMovie
2. ProfiMail*
3. Handy Weather S60*
4. WorldMate Professional Edition
5. Media Studio for Nokia*
6. Handy Safe S60
7. Advanced Call Manager S60 Third Edition*
8. WorldMate S60*
9. IM+ S60*
10. Media Studio for Sony Ericsson*
*New to the top 10 list in 2006 Download a copy of the Symbian OS edition of the Handango Yardstickhere: http://www.handango.com/marketing/Yardstick/Symbian-2006YearEnd.pdf

About Handango

Handango is the leading provider of smartphone content globally.Leveraging its network of more than 16,000 content partners and its vastdistribution network, Handango seamlessly delivers the smartphonemarketplace to millions of consumers on the Web and from the device.Handango's market- leading content delivery platform, Handango AMPP, is theplatform of choice for numerous mobile industry leaders includingMicrosoft, Nokia, Samsung, RIM, HP, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, CingularWireless, Telefonica Moviles and AOL. By delivering intuitive andcompelling consumer experiences, Handango has become the trusted source formillions of smartphone users around the world. For more information, visithttp://corp.handango.com. (Source: Press Release)


Posted Sunday, February 11 2007 by ChrisD
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