Zimbra Mobile eliminates the need for big mobile license fees and provides support for leading Symbian ™, Palm™ and Windows Mobile™ devices
SAN MATEO, CA - August 14, 2006 - Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, today announced the launch of Zimbra Mobile. Zimbra Mobile is the first integrated mobile offering for open source collaboration that includes support for a range of phones, smart phones and PDAs. Zimbra Mobile provides over the air synchronization of messaging, calendaring and address books. Zimbra Mobile leverages native synchronization software on these devices, and dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of providing rich mobility to end-users.
"With Zimbra Mobile, we are expanding our commitment to ensure that users have access to their information on the road no matter if they are using a personal computer with a browser or a mobile phone", said Satish Dharmaraj, Zimbra co-founder and CEO. "AJAX and over the air mobile synchronization technologies give organizations and service providers the flexibility to provide anywhere, anytime access to critical information and resources to anyone."
Zimbra extended its leading collaboration and messaging solution to a variety of mobile platforms in response to requests from the fast-growing Zimbra community. Zimbra Mobile is available to users of the Symbian, Palm and Windows Mobile devices. Zimbra Mobile includes support for leading devices provided by Nokia™, Motorola™, Samsung™, Palm Treo™ and more. In addition, Zimbra Mobile optionally includes support for RIM Blackberry™ and other devices through third-party partnerships.
"Zimbra Mobile is attractive to us because, unlike other mobile messaging platforms we evaluated, it does not require changes to our infrastructure, additional licensing costs, and client software that must be installed to every user's device," said Camden Johnson, Unix
Systems Administrator, Ernest Health Inc. "Zimbra is providing us with the functionality we want in a seamless upgrade, such as Zimbra Mobile integrated into ZCS 4.0."
A few examples of devices supported by Zimbra Mobile/ZCS 4.0 are:
"With Zimbra Mobile, I was able to get my Motorola Q syncing with Zimbra mail, calendar and contacts before I even left the cellular phone store," said John Robb, Zimbra VP of Marketing and Product Management. "I did not have to deal with the headaches of installing special software on my phone or licensing additional server software."
For information about support for additional devices please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zimbra Mobile is an optional component of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS), Network Edition with Release 4.0. The ZCS 4.0 Open Source Edition is free. The commercially-supported Network Edition pricing starts at $25/mailbox/year for a minimum of 25 users on the Standard Edition, which includes product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. Additional discounts are available for larger organizations. Zimbra Mobile pricing starts at $500/year for up to 50 users. The ZCS is available on-premises or as a hosted service; for information about Zimbra On-Demand or Zimbra's hosting partner program, please visit http://www.zimbra.com/partners/. Users can discuss topics related to the Zimbra Collaboration Suite and provide feedback at http://www.zimbra.com/forums/.
Zimbra dramatically improves the messaging and collaboration experience for administrators and users. Zimbra achieves this by investing in innovation, open source, and compatibility with existing applications and systems. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite supports Windows, Apple, and Linux platforms and works with Microsoft Outlook as well as other PC and mobile clients. Additionally, Zimbra provides an AJAX browser based client that delivers rich, secure, anytime access for anyone within the enterprise. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite was voted Best Enterprise Project in the inaugural 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards and received a SIIA Codie award for Best Communication or Collaboration Solution. More information and software downloads are available at www.zimbra.com.
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