10/17/2005 - Roaming Messenger(R) (OTCBB: RMSG), the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging platform, reported that it will continue to pursue the market opportunities created by the rapid adoption of smart phones such as BlackBerrys and Palm Treos. Recent reports about the exponential growth of worldwide mobile phone sales offer telling signs of the market opportunities ahead.
According to research reports by Gartner, the world's appetite for mobile phones has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations -- reaching an astounding number of 2.6 billion mobile phones worldwide by 2009. Gartner identifies that smartphones such as BlackBerrys, Palm Treos, Microsoft, Symbian and Linux based phones are the fastest growing category of device.
In the first two quarters of 2005, Palm shipped over 1,000,000 Treos and Research In Motion shipped closed to 2 million BlackBerrys. Both companies doubled their shipments in the same period last year. Market researcher Canalys said 12.2 million smart phones were shipped in the second quarter of 2005 alone, also doubling the shipments from the same quarter a year ago. Sales are made to new users and the market continues to expand without apparent limits.
A separate report released by Gartner this week shows that US spending on information technology is on the rise in 2006. Spending on security and storage segments will level off in 2006, while mobile devices will become a major purchasing priority. Development tools and middleware will also attract investment. This finding is based on a survey of 1,500 IT managers' plans for next year.
Jon Lei, CEO of Roaming Messenger, comments on these reports, "What we are about to see over the next few quarters is the inflection point where the mobile revolution will forever enhance and change the way we live, communicate and conduct business. With the massive availability of smart devices and increased spending on mobile technology, we are about to witness an explosion of mobile applications. Roaming Messenger has been on the forefront of this revolution for the past few years. We believe we are now at the right time to supply market demands with our enabling technology for allowing business and government applications to extend their reach to mobile devices in ways above and beyond simple e-mail and text messaging. Not a day goes by that we don't discover new market trends that continue to validate our business model and plan that we put in place years ago."
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, Calif., 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.
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