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NetMotion Wireless Announces Support for Windows Mobile 5.0 Devices
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NetMotion Wireless, a provider of mobile VPN solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Mobility XE for Windows Mobile 5.0, Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition devices. Supported devices include the Palm Treo 700W, Verizon XV6700, Sprint PPC 6700, Cingular 8125, Dell Axim X51v, HP iPAQ hx2790 and Symbol MC70. The Mobility XE mobile VPN secures enterprise data communications and makes mobile workers more productive when using wireless data networks to access corporate information and applications.

Enterprises are quickly adopting Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices that converge cellular voice with high-speed data access for mobile workers. According to a recent report by Gartner Dataquest, "Shipments of PDAs based on Microsoft Windows CE increased 23 percent year over year in 3Q05, to reach 1.7 million units, accounting for nearly half of all shipments."

Windows Mobile 5.0 provides more platform flexibility to customize devices and solutions, productivity enhancements that include updated Microsoft Office software and persistent memory storage for more efficient data management, and a powerful multimedia experience.

"Devices running the Windows Mobile operating system are designed for workers who are constantly on the go and require technology they can easily take with them," said Chris Hill, group product manager of Microsoft. "Mobility XE from NetMotion Wireless is a great solution for these people as it helps them be more productive by allowing them to easily connect to their corporate network and applications."

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, a NetMotion Wireless customer for more than two years, participated in the beta test of Mobility XE on Windows Mobile 5.0. According to Emory Mills-Conrad, network engineer at Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, "Many of our managerial and administrative staff are running Mobility XE on Dell Axim PDAs running Windows Mobile 5.0. This combination allows them to securely access information and maintain real-time connectivity with their corporate email and calendars as well as access the Internet and our web-based applications from anywhere in our wireless canopy."

"As the market leader in the mobile VPN space, we're highly attuned to the needs of mobile enterprise customers," said Tom Johnston, SVP of product management and marketing at NetMotion Wireless. "We've seen significant demand for Windows Mobile 5.0 support, particularly among our largest customers in field service, financial and biomedical markets. This release sets the stage for broad adoption of Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices among our current and future customers."

Mobility XE has been designed to provide unsurpassed mobile computing productivity over wireless networks by enabling seamless roaming over multiple networks, protecting application sessions against crashes caused by coverage gaps and doubling wireless network throughput.

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