Funambol and Nokia Collaborate on Mobile Open Source Solution

Nokia devices and Sync4j to be interoperable on OMA Data Synchronization and

Device Management standard

Jun 27, 2005, 01:00 ET from Funambol

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- JavaOne Conference -- Funambol, the
 mobile open source company, today announced an engineering agreement with
 Nokia to collaborate on ensuring interoperability between Nokia devices and
 Sync4j, Funambol's open source mobile application server based on the open
 standards Open Mobile Alliance Data Synchronization and Device Management
 (formerly known as the SyncML standard).
     Available for download at the Funambol developer website at, Sync4j is an open source mobile application server that
 can be used with any SyncML client on any Nokia mobile device. The application
 server enables synchronization, application provisioning and device management
 of mobile devices.
     "We are glad to join forces with the world leader in mobility," said
 Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO of Funambol. "We look forward to this first step in
 our collaboration with Nokia, to accelerate the development of mobile
 applications and help enterprises and carriers lower the cost of delivering
 and supporting new mobile services and applications."
     Sync4j, with more than 14,000 downloads a month, is the leading open
 source implementation of the Open Mobile Alliance standards for Data
 Synchronization and Device Management. Nokia is a member of the Open Mobile
 Alliance and implements OMA Data Synchronization and Device Management in
 several mobile phone models.
     "We are committed to open standards and very pleased with this opportunity
 to test our OMA-based clients on Funambol's open source server software.
 Through interoperable tested OMA Data Synchronization and Device Management
 services, our mobile devices are able to provide an easy and convenient user
 experience for business users and consumers alike," said Timo K. Huttunen,
 Vice President, Series 60 Core Platform in Nokia.
     About Funambol
     Funambol is the company behind Sync4j, the world-leading open source
 mobile application server. Sync4j is the open standard solution for the
 development, provisioning and management of all wireless services: data
 synchronization, remote device management and application provisioning. It
 supports the Open Mobile Alliance standard for data and device
 synchronization, formerly known as SyncML. Funambol provides customers with
 commercial licensing for Sync4j, and support and custom development to fulfill
 all mobility needs. Funambol is headquartered in San Mateo, California with a
 development center and a sales office in Italy. For more information, contact
 us at, or by visit and
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