We're delighted to be a BlackBerry Alliance Program member and offer users critical business communications tools
Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 8, 2008
Geodesic Information Systems (NSE: GEOINFO), a leading provider of award-winning mobile and desktop solutions for instant messaging today announced that it has joined the BlackBerry® ISV Alliance Program and plans to offer its award-winning mobile services to support a broad range of BlackBerry smartphones including the BlackBerry® Curve™, BlackBerry® Pearl™ and BlackBerry® 8800 series smartphones.
According to Gartner, while SMS continues to increase in usage, the growing prevalence of IM clients on phones is shifting usage patterns. Gartner contends that IM will overtake SMS, becoming a mass-market application for the phone. Mobile users are increasingly relying on their handsets to serve their needs - not just for communication - but for entertainment, information and commerce as well. More than 1.8 billion Internet-enabled handsets have shipped globally, with more than 750 million active users. In 2007, operators worldwide realized mobile data (non-voice and non-SMS) revenue of more than $60 billion.
One of Geodesic's flagship products, Mundu IM, is the leading universal mobile IM solution. It successfully combines all of the most popular IM services, including Yahoo, AOL, MSN, ICQ and Google Talk, with deep collaboration across mobile, Web and desktop platforms, enabling users to chat seamlessly from their home, office or while in transit. Mundu IM supports all leading web browsers, including IE, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and, in addition to interoperating with the leading consumer IM services, it integrates with Jabber for enterprise IM. Geodesic's IM service also offers advanced features such as multi-lingual chat, conferencing capabilities across IM services, push email, and extensive presence management. Since its launch, Mundu IM has been the recipient of a string of industry awards that recognize the service as one of the top mobile applications in the market.
"We're delighted to be a BlackBerry Alliance Program member and offer users critical business communications tools," said Arvind Venkateswaran, Geodesic's senior vice president of business development and general manager of U.S. operations. "By bringing IM beyond the desktop and enabling anytime instant messaging, business users will be able to enhance their mobile communications and improve productivity - a win-win for employers and BlackBerry smartphone users."
About Geodesic Information Systems
Geodesic Information Systems Ltd., is an innovator in software products focused on Information, Communication and Entertainment for mobile phones and desktop computers. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geodesic's Mundu suite of award-winning products includes solutions for Instant Messaging, Voice-over-IP and Internet Radio. Since its inception in 1999, the Mundu Interoperable Instant Messenger has been used by several hundred thousand users on the mobile phone and over 5 million users on the desktop. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. Geodesic has offices in Mumbai and Bangalore in India, USA (Silicon Valley), as well as Sweden, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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