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SYWARE Releases FoneDB 2.0, Personal Database Software for Windows Mobile Smartphones

Cambridge, MA (March 29, 2004)-SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced FoneDB® 2.0, the newest version of the company's database software for Windows® Mobile-powered Smartphones. First introduced in 2002, FoneDB allows users to quickly and easily create personal databases. New features include synchronization of mobile data with desktop or server PCs, calculated fields that automatically apply mathematical operations, and filters that efficiently sort and display stored information. Whether tracking expenses or reviewing sports stats, FoneDB takes personal productivity to a new level.

"The Smartphone market continues to grow, with more models and lower prices fueling wider adoption ... but wireless technology is still evolving," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE, Inc. "As a result, there is an increasing need for intelligent local data storage. FoneDB 2.0 is the first personal database software for Smartphone devices. It addresses this need by providing a way for virtually anyone to quickly and easily access data residing directly on a Smartphone."

No Programming Required
Creating FoneDB databases is easy. Forms are designed and maintained on a desktop computer. 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. Records can be viewed or edited on either a desktop PC or a Smartphone device.

New in FoneDB 2.0 is the ability to quickly and easily synchronize data that's been collected from a Smartphone with a desktop PC. In addition, FoneDB can read data from any ODBC-enabled database, including Microsoft Access, Oracle, and SQL Server. And ODBC-enabled applications, such as Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel, can read and write data in a FoneDB database.

Calculated fields have also been added to FoneDB 2.0. A great time-saver, calculated fields allow users to automatically apply mathematical operations to field values. Operations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. As an example, a 15% tip can be calculated based on an expense value.

FoneDB 2.0 now provides filter operations to help users search through large, cumbersome lists. These filters allow a view to be narrowed to just those records that meet particular criteria. For example, you can find only those invoices that are over $500. Or you can find the antique shows that will be in Boston during the month of April.

No Digital Signing Required
In addition to the intuitive interface, databases 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 run.

Pricing & Delivery
FoneDB 2.0 runs on any Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphone and is available for immediate purchase from the SYWARE online store at A single user license is priced at $29.99.

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.Texaco 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, and FoneDB®, the first database software for Microsoft Smartphone devices. 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

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

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