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T-Mobile International Selects Visto to Bring Mobile Push Email to the Mass Market
Feb 11, 2008 (06:02 AM EST)
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress -- Visto, the leading global provider of mobile email, today announced that T-Mobile International has selected Visto Mobile(TM) to power T-Mobile's Mobile E-Mail Pro, a broad based, easy-to-use push email service.
"After a thorough evaluation of push email messaging platforms, T-Mobile selected Visto on the basis of its technology leadership as well as time-to- market advantages. Due to increasing demand from within our fast growing subscriber base, we are aggressively expanding our push-based mobile email offering," said Joachim Horn, chief technology officer of T-Mobile International. "We recognize that more and more consumers and business customers would like the convenience and added responsiveness that mobile email can bring to their day. With the new Visto-powered service, we offer, easy-to-use, solution for mass market adoption."
Mobile E-Mail Pro from T-Mobile is available in Germany and is expected to roll out across Europe over the next 18 months. It will provide instant access to all types of Internet accounts as well as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes email accounts from a broad range of consumer and business mobile devices including Symbian Series 40/60, UIQ, Windows Mobile 5/6 and Java enabled phones. In addition, users will be able to maintain and access an up- to-date calendar and contacts list centrally, via an online secure portal.
"Our selection by T-Mobile is again validation that Visto is providing the world's best technology to bring consumer and business email to any device, said Brian A. Bogosian, chairman, president and CEO of Visto."
"T-Mobile has a long history of quality of service and innovation," added Frederic Aries, senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for Visto. "With more than 100 million subscribers on its network, T-Mobile is renowned for having one of the fastest growth rates for data products and services. T-Mobile's choice of Visto is a major milestone in our development in Europe and will significantly contribute to the rapid expansion of the mobile email market for all individuals.
Visto delivers the most advanced global platform for mobile operators to provide easy-to-use mobile email to the broadest set of devices. Visto's open solution enables email for the mass market, targeting enterprises, small businesses, mobile professionals and consumers. The company's patented Visto Mobile(TM) platform with ConstantSync(TM) technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino email solutions for personal to business use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the operator and choice for the customer. Visto's customized, brandable solutions are available through mobile operators worldwide including AT&T-Cingular, Elisa, Rogers Wireless, Qtel, SmarTone, SFR, Softbank Mobile, Sprint-NEXTEL, TELUS, Turkcell and the Vodafone Group.
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, Toronto, London, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Tokyo, Beijing, and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Altitude Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, DFJ ePlanet Ventures, DFJ Growth Fund, Rustic Canyon Ventures, GKM Newport, Stanford Accelerator and Blueprint Ventures. For more information, visit email@example.com or email .
(C)Copyright 2008 Visto Corporation
Visto Corporation, Visto, the Visto logo, Visto Mobile, ConstantSync, Constant Synchronization and worklife.freedom are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Visto Corporation. All third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks are the property of their respective owners and are used only to refer to the goods or services identified by those third-party marks. Visto's technology is protected by U.S. Patents 6,085,192; 5,968,131; 6,023,708; 5,961,590; 6,131,116; 6,151,606; 6,233,341; 6,131,096, 6,708,221 and 6,766,454 along with numerous foreign patents and applications pending and the following NTP U.S. Patents: 5,436,960, 5,438,611, 5,479,472, 5,625,670, 5,631,946, 5,819,172, 6,067,451, 6,317,592
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CONTACT: Maureen O'Connell of Visto, +1-650-486-6503, Mobile, firstname.lastname@example.org+1-408-679-0648, ; or Richard Fogg and Alex Sowden, +44(0)118 939 5900, , both of The CC Group for Visto
Web site: http://www.visto.com//