Xobni Announces Free App for Blackberry

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Over 100K Downloads of the Automatic Address Book App Since Free Launch

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"With contact ranking and BlackBerry integration it makes for one powerful contact management tool." Ryan Blundell, CrackBerry

Xobni, the service that helps people search and manage their contacts and communication across email and mobile devices, announced that they recently released a free version of their award-winning application for BlackBerry, and has seen over 100K downloads of their application since the free app launch in January.

Xobni for BlackBerry helps users effortlessly manage and build their relationships with an automatic address book. And because these Xobni Contacts are stored in the cloud, they are backed up and available across devices. Jessica Dolcourt from CNET described it best when she wrote that Xobni’s premium app “dramatically expands your mobile address book by ingeniously scanning all incoming and outgoing e-mail for contacts and phone numbers it can capture. It builds a profile for every e-mail it detects, regardless of whether you've typed it yourself, or if it's already in your address book.” In addition to automatically creating an address book with contact information, Xobni also completes the profile with photos, contact info, recent emails, calls, texts and updates from LinkedIn and Facebook.

In celebration of the holidays, Xobni began a promotion in December for their premium product (regularly priced for $9.99, on sale for $1.99) which created much excitement and increased purchases. The downloads grew even more last week after the free version was officially made available in BlackBerry App World and promoted in the carousel. The significant downloads of the product in such a short period of time illustrates the clear need for an automatic address book that goes beyond simple contact details.

CrackBerry.com, the leading blog dedicated to covering all things BlackBerry, gave Xobni for BlackBerry an Editor’s Choice award in 2010, and revealed that 6 of their 9 bloggers ranked Xobni as one of their top 3 apps. “This application is one you don’t have to think about- it creates contact entries for you,” wrote Ryan Blundell, blogger for CrackBerry. “With contact ranking and BlackBerry integration it makes for one powerful contact management tool.”

The free and premium apps for Xobni can be downloaded in BlackBerry App World, GetJar, Handango, MobiHand, PocketGear and at Xobni.com.

Bla1ze, another CrackBerry blogger continues, “Give it a go. You’ll see why most of the CrackBerry staff swear by it over the default address book.”

About Xobni
Xobni (“inbox” spelled backwards) is a San Francisco startup that offers a better way to manage and search contacts and email through Outlook and on the BlackBerry. Xobni combines individual exchanges and social media content to give users a complete view of all their contacts in one place. Xobni provides lightning-fast email search and inbox organization, as well as a clever and comprehensive address book for mobile devices. Xobni is funded by Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, Cisco Systems, BlackBerry Partners Fund, First Round Capital and others.

Contact: Terra Carmichael – terra(at)xobni(dot)com – 415.684.7681


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