ThinAirApps Named Content Provider for the Palm Mobile Internet Kit

ThinAirApps, Inc., a pioneer in the development of wireless information access software, today announced that its ThinAir v1.6 free e-mail client is now available in the Palm(TM) Mobile Internet Kit. Anyone utilizing the Mobile Internet Kit on their Palm Powered(TM) handheld with a data-enabled mobile phone will be able to access their existing personal e-mail accounts in real-time with ThinAir v1.6.

ThinAir is an application that enables real-time access to ISP-hosted or Web-based mail, including any POP and IMAP mail systems, HotMail and Yahoo! Mail. Optimized to make accessing e-mail quick and easy, ThinAir allows users to read, reply and delete e-mail messages in their inbox. In addition, the software integrates with the local Palm address book and allows users to do ICQ paging and read newsgroups.

ThinAir has been the most downloaded application from the Palm.Net(R) service since January and has received awards from PC Magazine and TAP Magazine. In June, ThinAir was named a content provider for the Palm VIIx handheld. ThinAir is powered by ThinAir Server, ThinAirApps' commercial wireless software platform that enables secure, real-time access to any data from any device.

"Our customers want access to their most important information, wherever they are," says Byron Connell, vice president, Consumer Markets Group, Palm, Inc. "ThinAirApps' application in our Mobile Internet Kit allows users to send, receive and manage their e-mail -some of the most critical information people need today - with just their Palm handheld and a cellular phone."

"The availability of the Palm Mobile Internet Kit is an exciting development in the adoption of wireless data access from handheld computers," said Mark Flaherty, Director of Marketing, ThinAirApps. "Millions of current Palm handheld can now go wireless, and our application will help them stay connected to their e-mail whenever they want. Using ThinAir to access their personal e-mail makes a great introduction to our technology which is also being used by hundreds of enterprises around the world to enable real-time access to their important data."

The Palm Mobile Internet Kit enables Palm handheld computer users to connect wirelessly to the Internet using a data-enabled mobile phone. Delivered on CD-ROM, the Palm Mobile Internet Kit is an easy-to-install, affordable software solution for any Palm handheld supporting the Palm OS(R) 3.5 platform. For more information on the Palm Mobile Internet Kit, please see Palm's announcement today titled, "Palm Mobile Internet Kit Ships, Links Palm Handhelds with Mobile Phones to Connect Wirelessly to the Web."

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