Enhanced Outlook-Like Experience on Pocket PC
Chapura, Inc., an innovator of mobile personal information management (PIM) synchronization technology, today released PocketMirror(R) Professional 1.0 for Microsoft Windows Mobile, the first software product to both add to the basic Microsoft Outlook PIM synchronization features of Microsoft ActiveSync and maximize the categorization capabilities in Pocket Outlook, which is built into Windows Mobile-based devices. PocketMirror Professional offers owners of Windows Mobile-based devices the ability to synchronize with multiple folders from Outlook Contacts, Calendar and Tasks, and organize and store this information in Pocket Outlook on the handheld, organized not only in ActiveSync-supported categories, but also in new folder-like categories, making it clear which Outlook folder the data came from on the PC.
Chapura’s exclusive AnyFolder(TM) technology lets Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC owners pick and choose which Outlook Contacts, Calendar and Tasks folders to synchronize with their handheld, including any public and subfolders on a Microsoft Exchange Server. Customers can also create folder-like categories in Pocket Outlook that PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile can use to create corresponding folders in Microsoft Outlook on the desktop. This advanced folder-like category synchronization dramatically improves effectiveness of using Windows Mobile-based devices with Outlook, offering enhanced mobile productivity.
“Windows Mobile software platform delivers increased productivity to mobile information workers and enterprises due to its tight integration with Microsoft Exchange Server,” said Chris Hill, group product manager for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. “We’re pleased to see Chapura extend their innovative synchronization solutions to our mobile platform and provide enhanced access to Microsoft Outlook information.”
“We are delighted to add PocketMirror support to Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software platform,” said Keith Ellenberg, president of Chapura. “What spells success for this new product is that Chapura designed PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile specifically for how customers use Outlook.”
Details of New PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile
Chapura’s proprietary AnyFolder synchronization feature fulfills the most crucial Outlook synchronization needs of Pocket PC customers; allowing the capability to synchronize the handheld’s built-in Pocket Outlook PIM applications with an unlimited number of Outlook folders, including any subfolders and Exchange public folders.
Chapura’s AnyFolder technology maintains Outlook folders by creating a folder-like category, denoted with an asterisk, on the handheld for each desktop folder selected, keeping folder contents together and easily accessible on the mobile device.
PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile also provides two-way synchronization support for the Business Contacts folder in Outlook with the Microsoft Business Contact Manager, an integrated contact manager and sales contact solution that is relied on by many small to mid-size businesses.
PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile is the first synchronization software Chapura has produced for Windows Mobile users, though the company’s flagship Palm OS synchronization product, PocketMirror Standard, has been shipped with over 20 million handhelds. PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile supports all devices available based on Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows CE.
Pricing and Availability
PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile is available for $49.95 from the Chapura Web site at www.chapura.com and from leading online resellers including Handango at www.handango.com, PocketGear at www.pocketgear.com and Amazon at www.amazon.com.
Customer Service and Support
Chapura customers receive free access to the company’s Actually(SM) Technical Support for friendly, knowledgeable assistance with product setup and troubleshooting, available via FAQs on the company’s Web site, e-mail and telephone.
About Chapura, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Chapura, Inc., works passionately to simplify its customers’ lives with excellent service, support and software products. Chapura offers products including: PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile, TurboPasswords(TM), KeySuite(TM), PocketMirror Professional, PocketMirror Professional XT, PocketMirror Standard, PocketMirror Standard XT, Pocket Favorites(TM), Email Sound FX(TM), PocketCopy(TM), and Jibe(TM). For more information, visit the Chapura Web site at www.chapura.com or call 1-800-CHAPURA. Members of the press wanting an evaluation copy of PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile or any other Chapura software product should contact Lisa Burnett via phone at (251) 544-7282 or via e-mail at [email protected] PocketMirror and Chapura are registered trademarks, and KeySuite, TurboPasswords, Jibe, PocketCopy, Pocket Favorites, and Email Sound FX are trademarks of Chapura, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2005 Chapura, Inc. All rights reserved.
Chapura, Inc. Lisa Burnett, 251-544-7282 [email protected]