Blue Nomad Launches BackupBuddyVFS v. 3.0 for Palm OS Handhelds, Making it Easier than Ever to Back-up Data to Memory Expansion Cards

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Building on the success of its award-winning BackupBuddy software for Palm PoweredÂ? handhelds and smartphones, Blue Nomad, LLC announces the launch of BackupBuddyVFS v. 3.0.

Building on the success of its award-winning BackupBuddy software for Palm Powered™ handhelds and smartphones, Blue Nomad, LLC announces the launch of BackupBuddyVFS v. 3.0. The new version is designed to make it easier than ever to protect data on handhelds by automatically saving back-up copies of data to memory cards. Further, BackupBuddyVFS’s speed, security and overall performance have been significantly improved as well.

Key features added in version 3.0 include:

•    Automatic compression of backup files to reduce space requirements on expansion cards;

•    Â“Checkpoints” which allow users to maintain multiple backup sets on expansion cards;

•    Improved data encryption to secure back-ups from unauthorized access;

•    Archiving capabilities which keeps copies of files deleted from the device on the expansion card, enabling the files to be easily located and reinstalled if needed;

•    The ability for multiple devices and users to back-up to the same expansion card.

For those who depend on their mobile devices for maintaining daily schedules, contact information, office documents and other critical data, their greatest fear is a device failure that erases their vital information. Even those who routinely synchronize their handhelds with their desktop PCs can lose any information added to their device since their most recent HotSync. The ability to quickly backup data to, and restore from, a memory card is an invaluable safety net for anyone with important information stored on a Palm Powered device.

With BackupBuddyVFS installed on a Palm OS PDA or smartphone, users can effortlessly backup critical data to Secure Digital, MultiMedia or Sony CLIE Memory Stick® expansion cards. In the event of a data loss, BackupBuddyVFS can be used to restore the lost data from an expansion card. Not only does BackupBuddyVFS preserve data that may have been added since the most recent HotSync, it also enables users to restore lost data immediately rather than waiting until they return to their desktop PC to synchronize their device.

“BackupBuddyVFS provides our customers with peace of mind when they are on-the-go and have no other way to recover from data loss on their handhelds,” says Alexis Hinds, president and CEO of Blue Nomad. “BackupBuddyVFS has saved mobile device users from countless panic attacks as they no longer fear devastating data loss on their PDAs and smartphones, and we are delighted to once again offer a solution that offers a practical and easy-to-use way of ensuring data protection.”

BackupBuddyVFS is designed to work with organizers that support the Virtual File System (VFS), such as PalmOne Treo, Palm Tungsten and Zire, and Sony CLIE devices. BackupBuddyVFS can be used with virtually any Palm OS® device with a memory card.

About Blue Nomad, LLC

Blue Nomad, LLC, was founded in 1997 by Alexis S. Hinds, M.D. Blue Nomad has developed a comprehensive suite of award-winning backup and installation software for the Palm OS. In March 1999, Blue Nomad's BackupBuddy for Windows, received Platinum Certification from Palm, Inc. BackupBuddy is the only backup application to receive this designation.

Palm, Palm OS and PalmSource are registered trademarks of, and Palm Powered is a trademark of, Palm Trademark Holding Company, LLC. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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