10/22/2003 - Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND), a leading provider of mobile application solutionss infrastructure provider for the enterprise, announced that the company's recently- released OneBridge Mobile Groupware will support the new Sony Ericsson P900 smartphone.
By providing IP-based push technology to mobile workers who need instant access to corporate email, calendar and contact information, Extended Systems' OneBridge Mobile Groupware enhances the Sony Ericsson P900's appeal to business class users, while giving IT the security and control needed to confidently allow wireless access to corporate data.
For enterprises that have yet to develop and/or deploy a corporate wireless email strategy, the robust capabilities of Extended Systems' OneBridge Mobile Groupware, coupled with the advanced features of the Sony Ericsson P900, presents a compelling case for enterprise-wide adoption of server-based, wireless email.
"Empowering mobile employees is now universally recognized as an important factor in increased productivity, efficiency and job satisfaction," said Extended Systems CEO and President Charles Jepson. "As more and more companies steadily work towards business goals through the use of mobile and wireless technologies, the value of feature-rich, sophisticated devices such as the Sony Ericsson P900 coupled with wireless email and mobile application software from Extended Systems is immeasurable."
"Extended Systems is a forerunner in the mobile application solutions area, for instance with excellent sync solutions for mobile PIM and e-mail, which makes the commitment from Extended to support P900 further evidence that Sony Ericsson has a very strong proposition with its Symbian-based smartphones," said Rikko Sakaguchi, Sony Ericsson Senior Vice President of Product and Application Planning." Sony Ericsson has been working with Extended Systems for a long time and we are impressed by the company's timely support of new devices and the quality of its solutions."
About Extended Systems' OneBridge Mobile Groupware
OneBridge Mobile Groupware enables mobile workers to access up-to-the-minute corporate email and other strategic enterprise application data. OneBridge Mobile Groupware features IP-based push technology and supports multiple device platforms, including Pocket PC and Palm, and multiple wireless networks--GPRS, 1XRTT, 802.11 and Bluetooth included. Also supported are cradle and browser connections.
About Sony Ericsson's P900
The Sony Ericsson P900 smartphone is based on the open Symbian platform, it is a high-quality phone, but also provides full PDA/organizer functions as well as a good gaming experience. Building on the successful P800, the P900 features significant upgrades such as video recording capability, 65K color touch screen, and increased memory. It can be used across five continents and in around 160 countries and will be available during Q4 of 2003.
About Extended Systems
Extended Systems provides the expertise, strategy and solutions to help enterprise organizations streamline their business processes through mobile technology. The company's OneBridge mobile solutions suite enables companies to mobilize critical enterprise applications such as e-mail, field service, sales force automation (SFA), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM). Extended Systems has more than 3,000 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships with Ericsson, HP, Handspring, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, RIM, Sharp, Siemens, Symbian and Toshiba.
Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, call 1-800-235-7576 or visit the company Web site.
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