Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 3, 2008
Box.net announced today the launch of Box Mobile for BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). With the push of a button, Box Mobile enables Box.net users to access their Box.net accounts as well as share files directly from their BlackBerry smartphone. The easy-to-use mobile software application leverages the BlackBerry® solution's push-based architecture and Box.net platform.
BlackBerry smartphone owners can use Box.net's service to quickly and easily access content stored online. Box Mobile saves time for users who are on the road or out of the office and need access to their data - from documents to videos to photos - and want to share these files with colleagues, friends and family. Box.net also plans to develop and expand the functionality in future releases.
"The announcement reflects the growing importance for anytime, anywhere connectivity so that you can access your information for business or personal use," said Karen Appleton, VP of Business Development, Box.net. "The Box Mobile application makes it easier than ever for Box.net users to stay connected and be productive using their BlackBerry smartphone."
In addition to providing online file storage and sharing tools, Box.net also features a powerful collaboration platform. Currently serving nearly 2 million individuals and businesses, Box.net connects people socially and professionally, enabling users to share information easily and collaborate efficiently regardless of their time zone or geographic location.
Box.net customer Daniel Sands, Real Estate Investor, said, "As a real estate investor, I'm constantly reviewing contracts and property files on the go. Box.net Mobile on my BlackBerry enables me to pick up files from my colleagues wherever I am."
"BlackBerry smartphones help users stay connected to the people and information that matter most in their personal and professional lives and the Box Mobile application now allows Box.net users to stay better connected to their online file storage. We are pleased to be working with Box.net to help mobilize information access and collaboration for their customers," said Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Global Alliances at Research In Motion.
About Box.net, Inc.
Founded in March 2005, Box.net is a leading provider of tools for managing and sharing data online. The service enables users to share, access, and collaborate on files of any type from anywhere. With nearly 2 million users, over 1 million files served every day, and more than 1000 developers in the Box Enabled Network, Box.net is the first web-native system for access and collaboration allowing for a broad array of functionality. The service is used by individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies.
Box.net was the first internet storage provider to launch an open API in late 2005. In December 2007, the company launched its OpenBox platform, which connects data from Box.net to other web-based applications and services (like Zoho, Picnik and eFax), giving users the power to do more with their data. The open platform permits companies and developers to integrate their applications and services on the Box.net website. Box.net is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, and is backed by venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.
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