Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced that Eudora Pro™ email software for Apple's Newton® operating system has received the International Winter Consumer Electronics Show's Innovations '97 award and will be featured at the show. Demonstrations will be held daily at the show in Qualcomm's booth #20453 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Starting today, the software is commercially available and can be purchased electronically from Qualcomm's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com for $49.95 (U.S. and Canada only). With 18 million users, the Eudora® family of software products is the world's most widely-used Internet email solution.
"We are proud to receive the Innovations '97 award for Eudora Pro for the Newton operating system," said Jeff Jacobs, vice president and general manager for Qualcomm's Eudora group. "With this product, the industry's most popular Internet email solution is extended Qualcomm Announces Eudora Pro for Newton to Apple's line of Newton devices, enabling users to easily manage their electronic communications while away from the office or home."
"Our receipt of the CES Innovations Award is recognition of the continued convergence of the wireless and Internet markets," said Gina Lombardi, vice president of product management and development for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products group. "As the world's leader in both CDMA and Internet email, Qualcomm is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this convergence."
Qualcomm's Eudora Pro software for Newton and its powerful mail-management tools allow Apple hand-held computer users to utilize the Apple MessagePad®130 or newly announced MessagePad 2000® to retrieve their Internet email using standard TCP/IP protocols. Eudora Pro software is now fully integrated with Apple's Newton 2.0 and 2.1 Operating Systems and offers numerous features including direct TCP/IP connection to a POP3/SMTP server, powerful message filtering, standard Internet MIME formatted text message support, a browse feature that lets users decide which messages are retrieved and easy access to other Newton features.
Introduced in 1988, Eudora software was among the first applications to enable user-friendly Internet email management via a graphical interface.Products in the Eudora software family have been either licensed for distribution or purchased for use by a large number of key industry players. OEM and bundling agreements include industry leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, NETCOM and 3Com. Eudora Pro software has been licensed to a wide range of corporations including MCI, Cisco, GTE, Lockheed Martin and Schlumberger, and many of the world's leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, The University of California, Brown and Cornell, use Eudora Internet email software.
Qualcomm's award-winning Eudora Pro and Eudora Light software are Internet-based email packages that deliver exceptional levels of functionality, ease-of-use and flexibility. Available for the Windows®, Macintosh® and Newton® platforms, the Eudora family of software products delivers best-of-breed Internet email capabilities. Eudora Pro 3.0 software offers a wide range of features including, built-in spellchecking, stylized text, user-definable message filtering, native 32-bitsupport for the Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT™ operating systems, support for long file names, MAPI support, color-coded message labeling, Internet hot link (URL) capabilities and an Extended Messaging Services API that allows plug-in applications such as human language translation, data compression, image format conversion, content analysis and data security services. Eudora Light 3.0.1 software sets new standards for Internet email freeware with a wide range of enhanced capabilities. The Eudora division has also recently announced its intent to develop comprehensive client/server solutions for electronic messaging in the corporateenvironment. For more information regarding the Eudora family of products, visit the division's World Wide Web site at http://www.eudora.com/ or call 1-800-2-EUDORA.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com".
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipmenton a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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