OmniSky Corporation (Nasdaq:OMNY), the innovative provider of award-winning wireless applications and services, announced today that it is a silver sponsor of the Microsoft Mobile Experience Tour. During the 11-city tour, OmniSky will showcase its wireless enterprise solution for Pocket PC users to IT professionals and others involved in the evaluation, deployment and use of mobile technology and devices.
"OmniSky is a strong supporter of the Pocket PC platform and is committed to supporting the latest Microsoft-powered devices that have become essential tools for today's mobile professionals," said Kristine Stebbins, vice president of marketing at OmniSky. "The Mobile Experience Tour is a great way to communicate on a one-on-one level with IT decision-makers and demonstrate the benefits of OmniSky's easy-to-deploy, turnkey and secure wireless solution for the enterprise."
"OmniSky's wireless solution for Pocket PC devices is a valuable component of the suite of products and services the Mobile Experience Tour is bringing to IT professionals," said Derek Brown, product manager of the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "The Pocket PC platform extends enterprise data, e-mail, and corporate applications to mobile workers, allowing them the freedom to increase both their professional and personal productivity."
According to IDC, sales of Pocket PCs are expected to reach 8.4 million per year by 2004. Today, OmniSky also announced support for three new Pocket PC devices to address demand from the growing number of mobile professionals who require a wireless solution for staying connected while on the go. OmniSky now supports a comprehensive range of Pocket PCs including the HP Jornada 520/540 Series Pocket PC and Compaq iPAQ H3600 Series Pocket PC. Today, the company also announced that it will offer wireless service for the Casio Cassiopeia E-125 Series Pocket PC in the near future.
The OmniSky wireless service provides mobile professionals with secure wireless access to corporate data, line-of-business applications, and Internet functions that improve productivity, reduce employee downtime, and increase client service. By combining the OmniSky service with a Pocket PC device, mobile professionals can wirelessly retrieve Microsoft Outlook e-mail behind the firewall, navigate the Internet, and securely conduct e-commerce transactions. Subscribers also can easily find information on the web and transfer it directly into Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Contacts or Notes applications, using OmniSky's proprietary Os OneTap technology.
The Microsoft Mobile Experience Tour stops in Seattle, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Boston and will conclude at PC Expo in New York from June 26 through July 1. For more information on the tour visit www.microsoft.com/mobile/tour.
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