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SYWARE Introduces FoneDB®, First Database Software for Smartphone 2002

New software allows creation of feature-rich mobile phone databases without programming

Philadelphia, PA (May 28, 2002). SYWARE Inc., leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today introduced FoneDB®, the first database software for Smartphone devices, at the Pocket PC Summit. Based on Microsoft's Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 software, FoneDB allows mobile content developers and users to quickly and easily create full-color, mobile phone databases without programming.

"The integrated voice, data, and multimedia capabilities of Smartphone 2002 devices are going to power the next generation of highly portable applications," said Sy Danberg, CEO of SYWARE, Inc. "The lightweight, phone-handheld combination provides an opportunity to distribute mobile information to an as yet untapped base of phone users. Whether you're a content developer working on a 5-star restaurant guide or a corporation creating an in-house white pages, FoneDB provides quick and easy, feature-rich data publishing without requiring you to be a C/C++ developer."

No Programming Required
Creating FoneDB databases is easy. Forms are designed and maintained on a desktop computer; records can be viewed or edited (add/change/remove) on either the desktop system or Smartphone device. Once the database application is developed, records can easily be transferred between the desktop and phone using a built-in ODBC driver. This feature also allows data to be imported into FoneDB from existing ODBC database tables.

FoneDB applications are developed with a set of common controls: labels, edit boxes, check boxes, and selection boxes. Data can be formatted as text, integer, floating point, currency, date, or time.

Using FoneDB is easy. Data can be viewed in list mode (one line per record), view mode (single record, read-only), or edit mode (single record, read/write). Selection boxes can be manipulated with up/down, left/right buttons. Data can also be sorted and searched.

FoneDB is currently in beta test. The final product will ship in Q3 2002.

SYWARE, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile database tools for business and personal productivity. Founded in 1990, the company offers innovative data management and connectivity software for use in a wide range of applications, including patient monitoring, inventory management, and field surveys. The cornerstone of SYWARE's product line is Visual CE®, the popular database development tool for Windows CE and Pocket PC handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Coca-Cola, ChevronTexaco Corp.Texaco Corp., and US Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable®, a new software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data located on corporate servers. For more information, please visit

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For further information, contact:
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development
PO Box 425091, Kendall
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
+1 617.497.1300
Fax: +1 617.497.8729

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Joe Romano, Partner
HighGround, Inc.
+1 781.279.1320 x208