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Funambol Wins 2007 Global Messaging Award for Best Mobile Messaging Infrastructure / Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced it has received the 2007 Global Messaging Award for Best Messaging Infrastructure / Platform. Funambol received this honor from 160 Characters, the mobile messaging forum, in association with Informa's Global Messaging Congress. Funambol won the award for its open source-based mobile email solution that best enhanced messaging networks by providing greater capacity, security and reliability.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ — Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced it has received the 2007 Global Messaging Award for Best Messaging Infrastructure / Platform. Funambol received this honor from 160 Characters, the mobile messaging forum, in association with Informa's Global Messaging Congress. Funambol won the award for its open source-based mobile email solution that best enhanced messaging networks by providing greater capacity, security and reliability.

"This honor reinforces what we've been predicting — that open source software and standards will enable the next generation of mobile email for the masses," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "Our software enables mobile carriers and service providers to realize significant new revenue by delivering open source-based mobile email for hundreds of millions of wireless users."

Mike Grenville, chairman of 160 Characters, said: "There is renewed life in the messaging industry at Global Messaging Congress this year. Messaging continues to evolve in step with advances in technology, new messaging formats and a deeper understanding of the user experience. Taken together, these advances allow messaging companies to create and innovate, bringing new applications and services to market. More then this, messaging is providing organisations in the not for profit sector with the tools to reach out and communicate with their audiences in new and effective ways. The Global Messaging Awards is the only award ceremony that celebrates this innovation and once again, this year's entrants have raised the bar."

The 4th Annual Global Messaging Awards were given to companies to mark the outstanding contribution and innovation that they have made over the past year. A panel of six industry judges considered more than 90 entries from 15 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.160characters.org/news.php?action=view&nid=2296.

Funambol recently announced the availability of Funambol v6, which improves open source push email, contacts and calendar for everyone. Funambol v6 enables mobile carriers and service providers to offer a low-cost push email solution that lets mass market consumers access Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL and other popular email services. It also just announced its latest deal with wireless service provider EarthLink/Helio.

About Funambol

Funambol is the mobile open source company and is the leading provider of open source push email and PIM sync for consumers. Funambol is supported by a global community representing more than 1,000,000 downloads and 10,000 contributors in more than 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol's software has been deployed at wireless operators, Fortune 100 enterprises, hardware OEMs/ODMs and ISVs including customers such as Earthlink and Computer Associates. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with a development center in Italy. See http://www.funambol.com.

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