SAN DIEGO - July 16, 1996 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), theworld's leading developer of advanced Internet electronic messagingsolutions, today announced the worldwide availability of Eudora Pro 3.0software for the Macintosh platform. Eudora Pro 3.0 software incorporatesnumerous new features, including enhanced message filtering, a new plug-inarchitecture and stylized text capabilities, making it one of the mostpowerful email management and productivity tools available. The Eudorafamily of products is currently the world's most popular Internet emailsoftware with more than 10 million users around the globe.
As part of Qualcomm's initiative to deliver the most powerful andproductive messaging environment, Eudora Pro 3.0 software features a newplug-in architecture called Extended Messaging Services (EMS). With EMS,users will have access to plug-in applications that significantly enhancethe functionality of Eudora software, including human language translation,compression, image format conversion, content analysis, and data securityservices.
"We're evolving an entirely new concept in electronic messagingapplications with Eudora Pro 3.0 software," said Craig Brenner, director ofworldwide marketing for Qualcomm's Eudora Division. "Never has there been acombination of such powerful mail management capabilities withproductivity-enhancing tools for Internet mail. Combined with the plug-inarchitecture, Eudora Pro 3.0 users have greater Internet communicationcapabilities than ever available before."
Key features of Eudora Pro 3.0 include:
- More Powerful Filters
- Enhanced Find Functionality
- Improved Mail Server Control
- New Configurable Toolbar
- New Stylized Text
- Full Macintosh Drag & Drop Capabilities
- Live Internet Links (URLs)
- Stationery for Automatic Responses
- Multiple Signatures
- Full Featured Address Book
- Extended Messaging Services Plug-In Architecture
- Multiple-CriteriaSorting Capability
Eudora Pro 3.0 software helps users manage their electronic communicationsthrough sophisticated sorting and labeling, hierarchical mailboxes, and itspowerful message filtering capability. Message filtering is the featureemail users say is most important, according to a recent survey of over2,000 computer magazine readers. Moreover, the new configurable toolbarmakes it even easier to access key commands and customize the toolbar tosuit each individual user. Users can also set buttons to correspond tofunction keys and create new buttons for most Eudora commands.
The software also supports Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)standard stylized text so users can incorporate various fonts, font sizes,colors, and layout options to give messages the look of word-processeddocuments. In addition, Eudora Pro 3.0 software marks active Internethot-links (URLs) for the World Wide Web, FTP and email. Double-clicking aweb URL inside a message automatically opens a user's favorite Web browserto the page specified in the hot-link.
A recent study completed by International Data Corporation concluded thatQualcomm is the dominant leader in the worldwide Internet email softwaremarket, with 63.5 percent of installed mailboxes and 70.9 percent share ofall new Internet mailboxes. Moreover, a recent survey of Internet usersconducted by Matrix Information Directory Services (MIDS) of Austin, Texas,a leading authority on the Internet and its growth, concluded that over 60percent of educational institutions and over 50 percent of organizations onthe Internet use Eudora software products for communication.
Eudora Pro 3.0 software for Macintosh computers is now available throughover two dozen distributors, including Ingram Micro, where Eudora Prosoftware has been on the best seller list for more than nine months. Thesoftware is available to consumers through a wide variety of retailoutlets, including Egghead Software, Comp USA, MicroCenter and Fry's, aswell as through major computer catalogs and on-line software stores.
Eudora Pro 3.0 software for Macintosh computers carries a suggested listprice of $89 and is available now. Current Eudora Pro 2.x software userscan purchase the 3.0 upgrade at suggested list price of $39. The upgradecan also be purchased electronically from the Eudora Web site for $29 (U.S.and Canada only). Customers who purchased Eudora Pro 2.x software forMacintosh after April 17, 1996 are eligible to receive the electronicupgrade free with proof of purchase. The packaged upgrade is available tothese users for a nominal shipping and handling charge.
For additional product or dealer information, contact Qualcomm's Eudoradivision at 1-800-2-EUDORA orvisit the Eudora web site.
Qualcomm's award-winning Eudora Pro and Eudora Light software areInternet-based e-mail packages that deliver exceptional levels offunctionality, ease-of-use and flexibility. Originally introduced in 1988,Eudora is the world's most popular Internet e-mail software with anestimated 10 million users worldwide. Available for the Microsoft®Windows®, Macintosh and Newton® platforms, the Eudora family of softwareproducts delivers best-of-breed Internet e-mail capabilities. Eudora Prosoftware offers a wide range of features including built-in spell checking,stylized text, user-definable message filtering, native 32-bit support forthe Microsoft Windows '95® and Windows NT® operating systems, support forlong file names, MAPI support, color-coded message labeling and Internethot link capabilities.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets,licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based onits proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primaryproduct areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based,mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reportingservices), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, inconjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar low-earth-orbit(LEO) satellite communications system. Other company products include theEudora Pro electronic mail software, VLSI components, and communicationsequipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide.For more information on Qualcomm and its technologies, pleasevisit thecompany's web site.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news releasecontains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks anduncertainties, including timely product development, change in economicconditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the otherrisks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, includingthe report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 1995 and mostrecent Form 10-Qs.
Eudora is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated Qualcomm andOmniTRACS are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated Globalstar isa trademark of Globalstar L.P. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are eitherregistered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United Statesand/or other countries Macintosh and Newton are registered trademarks ofApple Computer Incorporated Macintosh Drag and Drop is a Trademark of AppleComputer Incorporated All other trademarks are the property of theirrespective owners