Leading Phone Number Management Tool will Allow Panasonic Mobile Phone Users To Transfer, Edit, and Add Numbers To/From Their PC
ALISO VIEJO, CA -- The Wireless & Broadband Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software solutions for the wireless market, announced today that Panasonic Wireless® has completed testing of Smith Micro's QuickLink® Mobile PhoneBook. It will now become the leading aftermarket accessory for use on Panasonic's AllureTM, VersioTM, DuraMax, and ProMax mobile phones. With QuickLink Mobile PhoneBook, Panasonic mobile phone users will be able to download their phone lists to a PC, edit and add numbers, import entries from Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, and much more.
QuickLink Mobile PhoneBook is a leading tool for updating, transferring, and storing phone lists. The product will be available on Smith Micro's site to Panasonic customers for purchase in two different forms: as a kit (including software and phone-to-PC connector cable) for $39.95 (MSRP), and as a software-only option at $25.95 (MSRP) for those who already own a connector cable.
"QuickLink Mobile PhoneBook has proven itself to be among the most intuitive and easy-to-use phone number management products on the market," said Tom Bryant Director of Business & Product Planning at Panasonic Digital Communications and Security Company. "Its drag-and-drop number sorting and easy download of Microsoft Outlook entries makes it a convenient way for mobile phone users to keep their phone lists current while on the road. We look forward to directing our customers to QuickLink Mobile Phone Book, as we firmly believe that it's a worthwhile productivity tool.
"In the Allure, Versio, DuraMax, and ProMax, Panasonic offers four of the most sophisticated digital multi-network wireless phones available today," said W.Rick Wyand, General Manager of the Wireless & Broadband Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. "Adding QuickLink Mobile PhoneBook to Panasonic's list of suggested accessories opens our product to a new and valued customer base."
QuickLink Mobile PhoneBook enables mobile phone users to transfer their personal phonebook to their PC, providing essential phone list backup as well as other maintenance conveniences. Once downloaded, for example, the user can easily edit, delete, and add new entries to the phonebook using their PC keyboard, then upload the revised list to their mobile phone.
Smith Micro's phone number management tool offers drag-and-drop number sorting to make phone number management and organization more efficient. To make transfer of number lists easier, users are able to import entries to their mobile phone from Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, or any other .csv format text file and upload them to their mobile phones. The application also allows mobile phone users to save their phone lists to their PC for backup or distribution purposes.
Cutting-Edge Digital Wireless Technology
Panasonic's Allure, Versio, DuraMax, and ProMax wireless phones, sold through AT&T Wireless and its affiliates, plus several other TDMA networks, are cutting-edge digital handsets that have set new standards for light weight and compact designs, offering advanced features throughout the range. All the models offer high-tech features including built-in speakerphone, two-way text messaging, built-in vibration alert and Tegic T9TM predictive text input.
Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile PhoneBook will be made available to Panasonic mobile phone buyers via direct link from Panasonic's wireless website, www.panasonic.com/wireless.
Panasonic Digital Communications & Security Company is a division of Secaucus, NJ-based Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) of Japan. Matsushita Electric is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of electronic products for the home and office. Additional information on Panasonic and Matsushita can be found at www.panasonic.com.
About Smith Micro Software:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication and utility software products. The company designs integrated, cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800 or visit the company's Web site at www.smithmicro.com.
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