BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN JOSE, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider, and Xpherix Corporation, the leading provider of personalized mobile connectivity solutions, today announced the launch of RemoTM on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® service. For less than $8 monthly access, Remo is a powerful communications tool that provides remote access to e-mail, contacts, and calendars through an everyday data-enabled wireless phone.
Remo, developed by Xpherix Corporation, addresses the needs of millions of PC and wireless phone users who are disconnected from vital information while out of the office. "Remo provides our customers a cost-effective alternative for accessing e-mail, contacts and calendars while away from their computers," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless Internet and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. "With the launch of this solution, Xpherix continues to illustrate its ability to develop critical, convenient and easy-to-use productivity applications."
Road warriors are not only looking for an affordable solution, they are looking to lighten the load when traveling or away from the office. Remo is an affordable solution that connects mobile professionals to critical information held in their PC and does it using the device most people carry with them everywhere the wireless phone.
"With Remo, wireless carriers like Verizon Wireless can strengthen the relationships they have with subscribers by providing them with a powerful, comprehensive wireless data solution," stated Nick Walker, president and CEO of Xpherix Corporation. "Remo makes mobile life easier for these subscribers when traveling. Carrying multiple devices can be a hassle in everyday business, such as travel and dealing with new airport security screenings. Remo allows business travelers to leave their laptops in the office and use their wireless phones instead."
Features of Remo
Using Remo's Email function, which provides access to seven user-defined POP or POP3 e-mail accounts, subscribers can easily view, reply, and send e-mail right from their wireless phone. Remo's Calendar function enables subscribers to view, add, edit or delete calendar events stored in their home or office computer, even when the computer is not on. Any changes made on the phone are automatically synchronized back to their Microsoft Outlook® calendar. The Contacts function gives access to numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses and even the notes field from applications including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express® or PalmTM software.
With the touch of a button, subscribers may also download numbers and e-mail addresses directly into the phone's built-in phonebook. This 'Push-to-Phone' function eliminates the need to type in contact numbers using the phone's keypad. In addition, Remo provides camera phone users an easy way to send pictures to friends and family without having to type out e-mail addresses.
To facilitate typing, Remo offers a 'Quick Message' response feature for e-mail correspondence. Subscribers may save up to 50 customized e-mail responses; the product comes preloaded with 22 'Quick Messages' that users can easily tailor. Should the user need to type additional text, the application utilizes T9 mode, which predicts words based on keystrokes. Remo's integrated contacts capability allows users to easily respond to an e-mail with a phone call without having to change devices or manually enter phone numbers.
Remo is the latest addition to Xpherix' award-winning product set. Only two months after its launch, Xpherix' first BREW product, iPhonebookTM, was recognized as the "Best Productivity Application" at Qualcomm's BREW Developer Conference. iPhonebook was quickly followed by iDatebookTM. All three applications are available through Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service.
Pricing and Availability
Remo is initially available from Verizon Wireless on the LG VX6000 camera phone. Subscribers can try a one-day free demonstration of Remo or download the application for just $7.99 monthly access, in addition to airtime used. Airtime is used during the selection and download process and while using the application. Get It Now-enabled phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack stores, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. More information about Remo can be found at www.remomobile.com. More information about Get It Now can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/getitnow.
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 contacts, calendars and Email. 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. 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 36 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. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.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 getE-MAIL 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.
Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. Xpherix, Remo, iPhonebook and iDatebook are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Xpherix Corporation. Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Palm is a trademark of Palm, Inc.