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Motorola Deploys Next Generation Wireless-Internet Phone
Posted: 24-May-2000 [Source: Motorola press release]

[Motorola's newest WAP-enabled GSM "Asia Phone" supports one-step synchronization based on Starfish software. ]

Scotts Valley, Calif. -- Starfish Software, a leading supplier of wireless Internet solutions for the Connected Information Device market and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), announced today the availability of Starfish's globally acclaimed TrueSync(tm) technology for the new Motorola ACCOMPLI(tm) A6188 phone.

This new solution delivers seamless one-step synchronization of calendar and contacts with the Motorola ACCOMPLI A6188 phone and other popular devices, desktop PIMs, and web based calendars and address books. This next-generation wireless phone, featuring built-in TrueSync technology for optimum synchronization and TrueSync Plus PC software in the box, allows wireless consumers throughout Asia to now enter information once and access it on the go, giving them the confidence that the information at their fingertips is always up-to-date.

With the adoption of the wireless Internet in Asia, mobile professionals demand instant access to their personal and business information. Datacomm Research forecasts, by 2003, shipments of "smart" phones and handheld Internet devices will exceed 350 million units (1999).

"We are very pleased to deliver TrueSync in Chinese," said Philippe Kahn, CEO Starfish Software. "Starfish is now deploying our revolutionary technology to over half of the world's population, making it a de facto industry standard in synchronization and furthering Starfish's position as a global leader in wireless Internet synchronization and infrastructure software."

Built on the Starfish founding vision of global synchronization and integration of wireless and wireline devices, TrueSync software is currently shipping with millions of Motorola devices, now including the Motorola ACCOMPLI A6188 phone. Together Starfish and Motorola are delivering end-to-end information management solutions throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

TrueSync for ACCOMPLI A6188

The ACCOMPLI A6188 phone is a silver, compact, large-screen personal wireless device based on the GSM platform. The WAP-enabled Motorola ACCOMPLI A6188 phone features Internet and other network functions, allowing mobile users to visit Internet websites through wireless access servers (browse Chinese/English websites), and apply other interactive functions, e.g. e-commerce, sending and receiving e-mails, information on demand, and tailored Internet and intranet information services, touch-screen backlit display, pen-based QuickPrint(tm) handwriting recognition technology and powerful PIM functionality, including up to 1,000 phone book/address book entries, English/Chinese dictionary, standard calendar, and world clock.

The ACCOMPLI A6188 is expected to ship in (1)Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and English and includes TrueSync Plus PC software, a leading Synchronization engine and Starfish's desktop multi-point synchronization application for a complete end-to-end solution.

TrueSync software's patented multi-point synchronization gives users the freedom to create their ideal solution with one or many popular devices, desktop PIMs, or web based calendars including Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Organizer, Lotus Notes, ACT!, Sidekick, Schedule+, Windows CE devices, the Motorola StarTAC clipOn organizer, Motorola mobile phones and paging devices, Palm-based devices, REX and REX PRO, Excite Planner and Yahoo! Calendar and Address Book(2).

"This ACCOMPLI phone, the result of the combined efforts by our Starfish TrueSync team and our personal communications handset design team, will advance our reach worldwide," said Janiece Webb, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Motorola's Personal Networks Group. "It provides mobile professionals with cutting edge tools for information access."


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