SAN DIEGO -- July 22, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in digital wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced the release of Eudora Pro® Email 4.2 in both Windows 95/98/NT and Macintosh versions. An upgrade to the leading Internet email software, Eudora Pro 4.2 offers several new features and functions, including automatic spell check, enhanced search capabilities, graphics and web page viewing, and an option that will read messages aloud. Customers of Eudora Pro 4.0 or 4.1 can download the free upgrade from Qualcomm's web site at . Eudora Pro 4.2 will be available at retail stores nationwide the first week of August, as well as for electronic download from Beyond.com. The suggested retail price is $49.95.
"Eudora Pro remains the leader in email communications software for business and personal use because it allows consumers to take control of their email," said Jeffrey K. Belk, vice president and general manager of Eudora Products. "Eudora Pro provides a broad array of features that support Internet and multimedia standards and allow users to be more productive, organized and efficient. This latest version of Eudora Pro will benefit both existing users, with new tools and features to help them better manage their daily email load, and new users, who are looking for an easy-to-use and flexible solution to handle the ever-increasing deluge of email."
Features new to both the Windows and Macintosh versions of Eudora Pro 4.2 that will save users time and make Eudora easier to use include: Automatic Spell Check - automatic double-underlines misspelled words as the user types outgoing messages; Speak Filter Action - speaks the name and subject of an incoming message; Auto-wrapping Plain Text Messages - adjusts received plain-text messages to the computer's display width automatically; Improved Search/Find - allows searching for text in messages located in one or all mailboxes and folders. Up to five levels of search criteria can be entered and a powerful Regular Expressions function allows complex character-string searches.
Features new to the Windows version of Eudora Pro 4.2 include: Automatic Name Completion - automatically completes a name that is typed into the To:, Cc: or Bcc: fields using information stored in the history list; Reply with Selected Text - allows any portion of the text of a received message to be highlighted and placed in the body of the reply message; Personality Selection - allows the selection of an account from the header of an out-going message; offline use of Internet Messaging Access Protocol (IMAP) - permits many email operations to be performed offline when IMAP is used as the incoming email server. This is especially useful for laptop users who are away from their office or home and are paying for connect time; Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Authentication - users can require SMTP server authentication to prevent unauthorized personnel from sending email messages from their account; Type to Select - users can find messages by name or subject in the Table of Contents portion of an opened mailbox; Automatic Name Completion in Directory Services - automatically completes a name being typed in by the user using information stored in the history list; and Paste Special - text can to be copied as unformatted, Rich Text Format (RTF), Eudora standard or Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) text.
Features new to the Macintosh version of Eudora Pro 4.2 include: Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - allows Eudora to access and manage email messages on a server and permits manipulation of remote mailboxes as if they were local; Automatic Email Delivery in Background - Eudora now retrieves email, filters it and delivers it to specified mailboxes automatically in the background; Speak Option - allows Eudora to read entire email messages aloud; and Animated Graphics Interface Format (GIF) Images - animated GIF images embedded in HTML messages are displayed.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's major business areas include CDMA phones; integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is a FORTUNE 500® company traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol QCOM.
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, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on 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 27, 1998, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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