10/10/2005 - Roaming Messenger® (OTCBB: RMSG), the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging technology, announced that RMSG's robust support for Microsoft's(R) Windows Mobile 2005 operating system, will allow the new Microsoft based Palm(R) devices to instantly utilize RMSG technology. This extends Roaming Messenger's reach to the millions of new Palm devices running on the Windows Mobile platform.
Palm drops own operating system and moves to Microsoft's Windows Mobile
The news that Palm is scrapping their proprietary operating system in favor of the Windows Mobile software, is expected to further accelerate the adoption of Roaming Messenger's technology into the marketplace.
Palm is already selling 130,000 of its popular Treo's a month, and Information Week(1) cites statistics estimating that number could double with the adoption of the Windows Mobile operating system.
Microsoft sees the deal as an opportunity to extend Outlook and Office applications to PDAs and gain access to millions of potential customers who are using Palm's handheld devices, including their popular Treo handheld devices. Palm views the transaction as a way for them to access the lucrative corporate market, which is dominated by Microsoft.
Already a recipient of Microsoft's Certified for Windows Mobile designation, Roaming Messenger will provide full support for the new Palm devices. This will allow the latest generation of Windows SmartPhone devices to utilize Roaming Messenger's interoperable, mobile messaging technology.
Commenting on these developments, Jon Lei, Roaming Messenger's CEO, said, "This is great news for us. Treo devices running Windows Mobile immediately opens the door to millions of potential new Roaming Messenger users and to the channel partners and revenue stream that comes with it."
About Roaming Messenger
Roaming Messenger is the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging technology that delivers a completely new and better way for government agencies and corporations to extend information and business processes to the mobile world. The Company, based in Santa Barbara, California, has developed a proprietary technology that encapsulates workflow logic and data into smart software "messengers." Unlike regular e-mail and text messages, these messengers are encrypted, and have the ability to automatically move across wired and wireless devices, track down recipients, confirm receipt, deliver interactive content, and transmit real-time responses back to the sending application. The Roaming Messenger product is easily integrated into existing systems. It serves as a communication gateway to the mobile world for a variety of applications such as those used in emergency response, homeland security, logistics, healthcare, business continuity and financial services.
Roaming Messenger is certified as a member of the BlackBerry(R) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Alliance program and has received Microsoft(R) Certified for Windows Mobile designation.
(1) Information Week, October 3, 2005, Palm debuts its first handheld based on the Windows Mobile operating system
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