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Funambol to Discuss the Role of Open Source in Mobile at Mobile Monday Silicon Valley

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced that Hal Steger, Funambol VP Marketing, will speak at Silicon Valley's free Mobile Monday event on January 7, 2008.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced that Hal Steger, Funambol VP Marketing, will speak at Silicon Valley's free Mobile Monday event on January 7, 2008.

Funambol's Steger will discuss how open source is transforming the mobile industry. Funambol has been pioneering open source in mobile for more than five years and has the largest mobile open source community in the world. Funambol enables service providers and wireless carriers to use open source to deliver mobile email and PIM synchronization on any cell phone for little to no cost.

"Open source is poised to make a huge impact in 2008, as more mobile titans use open source to provide new low cost mobile services," said Hal Steger, Funambol VP Marketing. "I look forward to sharing Funambol's mobile open source experience and how our market leading customers leverage open source to deliver innovative services and gain competitive advantage."

The pending release of the iPhone SDK, the promise of Google's Android and increasing news from wireless carriers about openness are prime examples of changes in the mobile industry. The beneficiaries are mass market users, who can receive wireless services such as mobile email on smart and feature phones for significantly less cost. This Monday's event focuses on the role and impact of open source in mobile in the year ahead.

It will be held this Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus. Admission is free. The Mobile Monday events began in Europe with the objective to discuss the latest trends in mobility. For more details on the event, visit http://www.mobilemonday.us/.

About Funambol

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

Media Contacts Jennifer Cloer Shelly Milam Page One PR Page One PR (503) 867-2304 (415) 875-7491 jennifer@pageonepr.com shelly@pageonepr.com

SOURCE Funambol

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