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New Report Discusses Google Android and Funambol Open Source Impact on Mass Market for Mobile Email

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced the availability of a free Funambol position paper entitled "How Google Android Stimulates the Mass Market for Mobile Email and how Funambol Mobile Open Source Monetizes It". The paper discusses how Android will spur adoption of mobile email by large numbers of people and how Android and Funambol can transform the market. The report also poses and answers major questions for the mobile industry such as:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced the availability of a free Funambol position paper entitled "How Google Android Stimulates the Mass Market for Mobile Email and how Funambol Mobile Open Source Monetizes It". The paper discusses how Android will spur adoption of mobile email by large numbers of people and how Android and Funambol can transform the market. The report also poses and answers major questions for the mobile industry such as:

— How will mass market mobile email be enabled by Android and Funambol? — What do the new market dynamics mean to prices and control within the industry? — How do mobile service providers make money in this new environment? — Who are the new telecom winners and losers? The position paper covers the following topics: — Mass market mobile email trends and user requirements — The mobile email value chain and the end game for mobile email — What is Google Android — and what is it not? — What are Google's aspirations for mobile and for mobile email in particular? — How can mobile operators and service providers benefit from S.O.S. — standards, open source and synchronization

"Apple iPhone and Google Android have caused the mobile industry to open up to new ideas and new ways of operating," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "At the same time, some people may think that Android overlaps with Funambol mobile open source. The reality is the opposite — Android is a mobile client operating system and Funambol is a mobile open source server. The position paper is a great read for anyone in the mobile industry who wants to better understand how Android and Funambol fit into the industry landscape and how they will make a big impact in 2008 and beyond."

To download the position paper, visit http://www.funambol.com/solutions/library.php.

About Funambol

Funambol provides mobile 2.0 messaging software that is powered by open source. The company is the leading provider of open source push email and PIM synchronization solutions for mass market consumers. Funambol's open source software has been downloaded more than 1,500,000 times by a global network of 10,000 developers in 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol's software has been deployed at service providers, mobile operators, portals, device manufacturers and ISVs including customers such as 1&1, Earthlink and Computer Associates. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with an R&D center in Italy. See http://www.funambol.com.

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