Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in digital wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced the commercial release of Eudora® 7 software, a new version of the popular email program for Windows® that includes an ultra-fast, indexed search which provides search result speeds of up to 20 times faster than previous versions. Also new, Eudora 7 introduces BossWatch, a feature that alerts users about the presence of designated addresses in recipient lists. IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) users will enjoy greatly increased performance as well as increased offline capabilities. For enterprise customers requiring greater email security, Eudora 7 adds the S/MIME (Secure Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions) plug-in capability.
The new ultra-fast search is powered by X1® Technologies. X1 Technologies' embedded desktop search technology greatly accelerates the search process and results, while continuously keeping the search index up to date as email is created and received, allowing the user to find desired email content when they need it.
"Integrating X1's powerful indexing search tool gives Eudora 7.0 lightning-fast email search and provides new and existing users greater functionality than ever before" said Bill Ganon, vice president of Eudora Products for Qualcomm Internet Services. "Combined with the innovative BossWatch feature, Eudora 7 clearly delivers on our ongoing mission to help users deal with the ever-increasing volume of email."
"We are very excited to be working with cutting-edge vendors like Qualcomm who have decided to build value-added solutions for our X1 Desktop Search solution," said Josh Jacobs, president, X1 Technologies. "We're delighted to provide Eudora 7 users with a rich search experience that will enable them to be substantially more productive."
"With email management taking up more and more of home and business users' time, searching for emails can add minutes to each day and hours to every year," said David Ferris, president and senior analyst, Ferris Research. "Eudora 7's new search functionality has made great strides to help users find information quickly and more effectively."
Eudora 7's new BossWatch feature provides an extra level of awareness to the addresses in a recipient list. This can be particularly helpful when responding with "Reply All" to a recipient list that, for example includes colleagues and clients. For example, additional sensitivity or explanation may be warranted in addressing a client. BossWatch will alert the user to the presence of email addresses that are based on personal communication preferences. These addresses can be designated by name or domain. The magenta "Send" button text and underlined name in the recipient field will alert the user of the specified address in the reply list.
The IMAP mail protocol provides remote access to email, allowing review of headers as well as the ability to file and organize mail remotely. With Eudora 7, the multiple-computer or multiple-device IMAP user will now enjoy greatly increased performance and the ability to work offline.
Eudora 7 offers S/MIME plug-in functionality. The S/MIME personal email certificate allows users to secure email communications by digitally signing and encrypting emails. S/MIME certificates are available at www.thawte.com/email/inex.html.
Eudora 7 can be downloaded from www.eudora.com/download. Eudora 7 in Paid mode is available for $49.95 for new purchasers; $39.95 for previously paid registered users within 24 months from registration and no charge to users who purchased and registered the Paid mode of Eudora within 12 months. Paid mode features ultra-fast search, SpamWatch and BossWatch, in addition to all of the other new features in Eudora 7. Technical support is available only to Paid mode users. The program is free when used in Sponsored mode, which contains all the features of Paid mode, except for ultra-fast search, SpamWatch and BossWatch. Sponsored mode also displays advertising in the user interface.
More information on all the new features of Eudora 7 can be found in the documents located at www.eudora.com/download. Users who prefer not to download the software from the Internet can order CDs of Eudora 7 for a nominal charge.
X1 Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in desktop search solutions, was founded in 2003 to help business users easily access and act upon information that resides anywhere on a desktop or the corporate enterprise. Companies of all sizes use X1 Technologies' solutions for their enterprise desktop search initiatives. X1 Technologies was an early leader in the desktop search space with the launch of their flagship product, X1 Desktop Search. X1 Technologies has partnered with leading companies including IBM, Yahoo! and EarthLink to power their desktop search initiatives. Headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., X1 Technologies is an operating company of Idealab, and is backed by U.S. Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.x1.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.