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SYWARE Introduces FoneDB®, the First Database Software for Smartphones Devices
New software allows mobile operators, content developers, and end users to easily create full-color mobile phone databases
Cambridge, MA (May 21, 2003) - SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive, mobile database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced the immediate availability of FoneDB®, the first database software for Smartphone devices. Based on Microsoft® Windows® Powered Smartphone software, FoneDB allows mobile operators, wireless content developers, and end users to quickly and easily create full-color, data-driven applications for mobile phones without programming.
"Data serves as the bedrock of today's information-driven world," said Sy Danberg, CEO of SYWARE, Inc. "FoneDB combines the power of instant access to data with the broad reach of mobile phones, taking personal productivity to a new level. Need to find an approved parts supplier while at a remote client location? Want to locate an Italian restaurant for a last-minute dinner with the in-laws? FoneDB allows individuals, publishers, and corporations to easily create and publish a wide range of mobile databases for business or personal use."
Once created, each FoneDB form is a compact application that is able to store and retrieve data. FoneDB applications can be downloaded or emailed to one or more Smartphones. Data can be transferred between Smartphone devices and between Smartphones and desktop PCs. In addition, data can be shared between a FoneDB application and an ODBC-enabled application on a desktop PC, such as Microsoft Access or Oracle.
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"Smartphones are an important opportunity to distribute mobile information to an untapped base of phone users, both individual consumers and corporate employees," said Sy Danberg. "According to a study by Microsoft and Edge Strategies, Mobile Operator Business Value Model for Smart Devices, as the mobile phone market matures, mobile operators face a significant decrease in the average revenue per use. For mobile phone operators, FoneDB provides a platform for new data services that will increase average revenue per user. For corporations and content developers, the software can provide instant, remote access to indispensable data."
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