MILFORD, Conn., and CARLSBAD, Calif., D: All Things Digital, May 30, 2007 – DataViz®, Inc., a leading provider of Microsoft® Office compatibility solutions, and Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) today announced their continued alliance with the latest addition of Documents To Go® for Palm® Foleo(TM) mobile companions. The award-winning mobile Office suite, Documents To Go, will provide Foleo customers with the ability to create, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint compatible files on their mobile companions.
[NOTE: Today Palm announced the Foleo mobile companion. Video and images are available from Business Wire (http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5410999) and from Palm´s Multimedia Library (www.palm.com/MultimediaLibrary).]
The Palm Foleo is the first computer designed to be a companion to a smartphone. With the press of one button, the mobile companion´s large screen displays wireless email from a smartphone paired via Bluetooth® technology.(1) A full-size keyboard makes editing email and attachments quick and easy, and the built-in web browser provides reliable wireless Internet access. (1) With Foleo´s instant on/off capability, light and small size, and 5-hour battery life, Palm expects the mobile companion to establish a new category of personal-computing products.
Documents To Go allows users to create, view and edit native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint compatible files on a Palm Foleo mobile companion. In addition to retaining all original file formatting with InTact Technology(TM), Documents To Go works with the built-in Foleo email application to access a wide variety of attachments, from sales contracts to sports schedules. Furthermore, file access also can be achieved through use of an SD Card (sold separately) and Bluetooth technology.
"DataViz is proud to have worked with Palm since the conception of this exciting product venture, as the value proposition when dealing with Microsoft Office attachments is obvious," said Dick Fontanta, president for DataViz. "With the Foleo´s ´instant on´ approach, full keyboard and Documents To Go, customers can take mobile computing to an entirely new level and dramatically increase personal productivity."
By building the Foleo on an open Linux-based platform and publishing the tools developers might need, Palm hopes to establish a vibrant developer community to create new applications that extend the mobile companion´s built-in capabilities. Documents To Go demonstrates how exciting technology and applications can be ported to the Foleo mobile companion.
"Over the years, Palm and DataViz have built a successful relationship bringing Documents To Go to Palm products and providing users with a great experience," said Mark Bercow, senior vice president of business development for Palm, Inc. "The capability to view and edit Microsoft Office documents on the Foleo will prove to be a powerful business tool for mobile professionals."
For more information on the Foleo mobile companion, please visit www.palm.com/seefoleo. To sign up for notification about Foleo availability, please visit www.palm.com/foleonotify.
About DataViz, Inc.
DataViz is an industry leader in developing and marketing Office compatibility and productivity solutions across a variety of platforms including Palm OS, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Java, Windows and Macintosh. With solutions that include its award-winning mobile Office suite, Documents To Go, and Exchange ActiveSync client, RoadSync, DataViz is committed to providing premium solutions that mobilize ´Microsoft Office´ for today´s knowledge workers and provide instant access to critical files and business data. The company has developed strategic partnerships with Palm, Microsoft, Motorola, Sony, Apple, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and other industry leaders worldwide.
More information about DataViz, Inc. is available at https://www.dataviz.com.
About Palm, Inc.
Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people´s hands so they can access and share their most important information from anywhere. The company´s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm® Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm Foleo(TM) mobile companions and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services and accessories.
Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores (http://www.palm.com/store).
More information about Palm, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com.
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(1) Requires compatible phone with Bluetooth wireless technology. Email requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. ISP and/or VPN may also be required. Within wireless service coverage area only. A dial-up networking plan from a service provider may be required at an incremental cost above and beyond the service provider´s regular smartphone data plans.
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