VISTO Announces Support for Google's Android Platform
Showcases company's commitment to supporting the widest array of mobile devices
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 17, 2009-- VISTOÂ®, the world's leading mobile push synchronization platform and service provider, today announced that Visto Mobileâ„¢, including the recently launched VISTO Mobile 6, now supports Google's Android mobile operating system.
VISTO supports the broadest array of mobile devices and mobile operating systems including Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm OS, Java, iPhone, and now Android. Available on over 400 mobile devices worldwide, VISTO Mobile provides the industry's most user friendly mobile email and messaging services on the broadest range of mobile handsets worldwide.
"Our support of Android from Google demonstrates VISTO's ongoing commitment to providing push and synchronization services including email on all leading mobile phones as they come to market," said Doug Brackbill, VISTO's executive vice-president and chief marketing officer. "Android is rapidly emerging as a popular operating system for new and innovative mobile phones and we're delighted to be supporting it. Together with ease-of-use and flexibility, device choice is one of the keys to driving the mass adoption of mobile email and messaging."
As part of it ongoing commitment to providing support for the widest variety of mobile phones, VISTO also works closely with leading handset manufacturers to simplify the mobile experience. VISTO Easy Setupâ„¢ is a simple, automated process that installs and sets up mobile email almost instantaneously. With VISTO Easy Setup, mobile users need only to launch an on-screen VISTO SmartIconâ„¢ directly from the home screen of the device to enjoy fast and immediate mobile access to all of their email, calendar, contacts and tasks.
With its low total cost of ownership and fast time-to-market delivery, VISTO Mobile provides operators significant opportunities for customer and revenue (ARPU) growth. In addition, the VISTO Mobile platform enables mobile operators to harness the power of mobile communications, including social networking and email, to provide their customers with exciting new services tailored for consumers, prosumers, Small & Medium Businesses (SMBs) and enterprises.
For end users, VISTO Mobile provides a seamless, easy-to-use solution that enables them to stay connected with the people they care about in the way they choose. This includes support for multiple services including sending and receiving messages from work and personal email and social networking accounts, each with its own inbox, with full attachment handling. VISTO Mobile supports access to multiple email accounts, including the most popular Internet email such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and MSN/Hotmail, and MS Exchange-each with a separate mailbox. Users also have full PIM integration with leading systems including MSN/Hotmail, Yahoo!, and MS Exchange, which enables users to sync contacts and calendar entries to their phone.
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VISTO is the world's leading mobile push synchronization platform and service provider, enabling mobile operators to provide easy-to-use communications services from email to social networking to photo sharing across the broadest set of devices.
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, VISTO has offices in Seattle, Toronto, London, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Dusseldorf, and Tianjin, China. The Company 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 www.visto.com or email [email protected].
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 7,228,383; 7,225,231; 7,039,679; 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 and various other foreign patents. Other patents pending.
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