9/23/2003 - AppForge, Inc., a leading provider of software products and services for the handheld, mobile and wireless industry, announced MobileVB 4.0 which will support additional platforms including Series 60 devices such as the Nokia® 3600, 3650, and 7650 phones.
“We are pleased that AppForge will be supporting Series 60 devices,” said Lee Epting, vice president, Nokia Mobile Software. “We are confident that MobileVB 4.0 will contribute strongly to the breadth of quality applications available for Nokia’s Series 60 handsets.”
With the addition of Series 60 support, Visual Basic developers can create mobile applications using their existing tools and knowledge and deploy those applications on multiple devices from Series 60 licensees, which represent more than 60% of the mobile handset market.
"Symbian is very pleased that AppForge will be supporting Series 60 devices in their upcoming release of MobileVB," said David Wood, EVP partnering, Symbian. "As the Symbian OS smartphone market continues to grow successfully, there are tremendous commercial opportunities for application developers within the Symbian OS ecosystem."
“We expect to see a significant number of new MobileVB developers who wish to quickly develop applications for Series 60 devices,” said Gary Warren, CEO of AppForge. “MobileVB 4.0 is also great news for current AppForge developers as it enables them to release their existing MobileVB applications on these exciting new devices.
Pricing and Availability
The suggested retail price of AppForge’s MobileVB 4.0 version is US $899. The product will be available in October 2003. Customers who purchase MobileVB between September 1 and the release of MobileVB 4.0 will receive a free upgrade to 4.0. All other registered users of MobileVB can upgrade for US $249. Additional information about pricing, upgrades and support policies is available on the AppForge Web site at www.appforge.com.
AppForge Booster is an operating system extension that enables handheld devices to run applications written with AppForge MobileVB and Microsoft Visual Basic.
The AppForge Booster for Series 60 can be downloaded for free from the AppForge website at http://www.appforge.com/booster. Developers also have the option of bundling Booster with their applications or providing links and/or download files from their own websites as well.
AppForge, Inc., a leading provider of software products and services for the handheld, mobile and wireless industry, enables businesses to quickly develop, market and distribute cross-platform mobile and wireless applications across market segments. AppForge’s products enable developers to write applications for more than 90% of the world’s leading mobile and wireless devices. AppForge is financed through leading institutional venture firms including Draper Atlantic, Grosvenor Funds and Council Ventures. For more information on AppForge, visit the company’s Web site at www.appforge.com.
Nokia, Nokia 3600, Nokia 3650, and Nokia 7650 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.
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