BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN JOSE, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and operator of the most reliable wireless network, and Xpherix Corporation, the leader in personalized mobile connectivity, today announced Get It NowSM customers can now wirelessly link their desktop calendar applications to their mobile phones with iDatebook.
iDatebook enables users to access calendar content held in existing Microsoft Outlook® or Palm OS software applications from their mobile phones and manage their calendar events while away from the office or home computer. Subscribers can use their wireless device to add new calendar events and set re-occurring appointments with event duration times and notes.
Wireless synchronization from the desktop to iDatebook keeps information up-to-date so that users always have the most current set of information available on their mobile phone. Changes are synchronized back to the desktop PIM (Personal Information Management), eliminating the need to make changes twice. With add, edit and delete capabilities via a wireless phone, anyone who relies on a calendar for day-to-day activities, can be more productive.
"Our Get It Now service gives our customers direct access from their wireless phones to a range of innovative, easy-to-use products that enhance their productivity," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless Internet and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. "We are pleased to continue our work with Xpherix Corporation, as they develop useful productivity applications, such as iDatebook, for our wireless customers." "Xpherix is excited to bring our iDatebook solution to Verizon Wireless' Get It Now platform," said Nick Walker, president and chief executive officer, Xpherix Corporation. "Mobile professionals no longer have to be without calendar information or juggle multiple handheld devices when away from the office."
iDatebook and its sister product, the award-winning iPhonebookTM, wirelessly synchronize all contact information and allow subscribers to manage all their contacts and calendar events through one omnipresent device, the mobile phone.
Pricing and Availability
Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-capable phones, such as the LG VX6000 picture messaging phone, can try a one-day free demonstration or download the iDatebook application for just $2.99 monthly access. Airtime is used during the selection and download process. Get It Now-enabled phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Circuit City and RadioShack stores, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
Xpherix Corporation is the leading provider of personalized mobile connectivity solutions for corporations and mobile professionals. Xpherix dynamic directory technology and telco-class infrastructure for accessing, storing and automatically updating personal address books and enterprise directories, solve the critical business need for immediate access to accurate contact and calendar information. Xpherix products and services create incremental revenue opportunities for telecom carriers, call centers and mobile device manufacturers. A privately held company, Xpherix has headquarters in San Jose, California with offices throughout the United States, in Munich, Germany and London, U.K. More information can be found at www.xpherix.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 34.6 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.