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SYWARE Announces FoneDB Support for Windows Mobile-based Smartphone Devices

Software allows mobile operators, content developers, and end users to easily create full-color mobile phone databases

Cambridge, MA (October 21, 2003)-In concert with today's availability in the US of Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, SYWARE has announced its support for the platform with FoneDB®, the first database software for Smartphone devices. FoneDB allows mobile operators, wireless content developers, and end users to work within the Windows Mobile environment to quickly and easily create full-color, data-driven applications for mobile phones without programming.

"The Windows Mobile-based Smartphone introduces a new mobile phone experience by combining smart software with a compact design and a familiar Windows experience," said Sy Danberg, CEO of SYWARE, Inc. "FoneDB adds to that the power of instant access to data. Whether you're tracking expenses, looking for a restaurant for dinner, or accessing the corporate employee directory, FoneDB for Windows Mobile-based Smartphones takes personal productivity to a new level."

"The Windows Mobile platform for Smartphones is all about delivering new services and applications to end users," said Irwin Rodrigues, Lead Product Manager for Microsoft Corp.'s Mobile Devices Division. "SYWARE's FoneDB software enables corporations and content developers to provide customers with compelling applications that require instant access to indispensable data."

Creating Data-Driven Apps
FoneDB is a quick and easy way to create Windows Mobile-based Smartphone applications that support the collection, display, and modification of data. FoneDB applications are driven by forms that are designed on a desktop PC. No programming is required as forms are built with a set of common controls: labels, edit boxes, check boxes, drop-down lists, and buttons. Data can be formatted as text, integer, floating point, currency, date, or time.

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.


No Digital Signing Required
In addition to FoneDB's intuitive development environment, individual application developed with FoneDB do not have to be digitally signed before they can be run on a Smartphone. This means that the costly and time consuming task of securing a digital signature is not needed before a FoneDB application can be deployed on a Smartphone.

Pricing & Delivery
FoneDB Professional Edition runs on any Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphone and is available for immediate purchase from the SYWARE online store at It is priced at $399 and includes one license to create and modify the structure of a FoneDB database, one FoneDB ODBC driver license, and run-time licenses for 10 individuals. Additional licenses are available as follows: 10-pack run-times for $50, 100-pack run-times for $300, 1000-pack run-times for $1000. FoneDB Expense Tracker, a FREE sample application, can be downloaded at

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 award-winning database and forms development tool for Windows Mobile and Windows CE handhelds used by such companies as FedEx, Hollywood Video, ChevronTexaco Corp., and US Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable®, a flexible software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data located on corporate servers. For more information, please visit

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

PR Office:
Joe Romano, Partner
HighGround, Inc.
+1 781.279.1320 x208

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