July 23, 2007 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TealPoint Software and Palm Bring Suite of New Applications for Foleo
TealPoint Software Provides New Security, Productivity and Entertainment
Applications for New Generation of Mobile Devices
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recognizing the importance of quality software for the new Palm®
Foleo™ mobile companion, Palm, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PALM) and TealPoint Software – a
leader in mobile software solutions – will
offer Foleo customers a full suite of new security, entertainment and
productivity applications, including TealSafe, TealPaint, TealDiet,
SudokuAddict and ShortCircuit, with more applications to follow.
[NOTE: Palm announced the Foleo mobile
companion on May 30. Video and images are available from Palm’s
Multimedia Library (www.palm.com/MultimediaLibrary)
and from Business Wire (http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5410999).]
The Palm Foleo mobile companion is for people who understand that
sometimes less is more. With the press of one button, the mobile
companion’s large screen displays wireless
email from a paired smartphone. A smartphone is great for finding quick
bits of information or sending a brief response to an email, but there
are times when a full-size keyboard and a big screen is preferred to
view attachments, type longer emails, or to get a bigger-screen look at
web pages and photos. Plus, Internet access is available anywhere there
is cell phone coverage, or when the Foleo is within range of a Wi-Fi
hotspot.(1) With Foleo’s
instant on/off capability, light weight and small size, and 5-hour
battery life, Palm expects the mobile companion to establish a new
category of personal-computing products.
“With quality software support, the Foleo has
the capability of revolutionizing the world of mobile computing,”
said Holly Egan, director of business operations for TealPoint Software. “As
a leading developer of mobile applications, we can leverage our
experience to best take advantage of the Foleo’s
open platform. Combining Palm’s easy-to-use
tools and our own unique proprietary software technology, we’ve
been able to bring five full applications to the Foleo in only a few
weeks. Moving forward, we plan to bring more applications to the Foleo –
new original titles as well as enhanced versions of our existing
award-winning 28 applications for Palm OS®.”
TealPoint Software Applications
TealSafe, an encrypted data program, stores, saves and
organizes passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal
information in a password-protected, secure and encrypted mobile
TealPaint, a full-featured drawing program and photo editor,
supports a wealth of drawing tools and image-manipulation functions
previously available only on a desktop.
TealDiet, a personal diet, exercise and health tracker, keeps
daily logs of food intake, nutrients, exercise and measurements, and
includes personal guides and recommendations for healthier living.
SudokuAddict brings Sudoku, the worldwide puzzle phenomenon to
the Foleo. With helpful hints and an intuitive interface, SudokuAddict
creates a slick experience worthy of the new Foleo mobile companion.
ShortCircuit, a new puzzle action game, fuses familiar gameplay
elements into an addictive original experience. Players connect
falling conduit pieces into explosive loops of energy in a frantic
race against the clock.
By building the Foleo on an open Linux-based platform and publishing the
tools developers might need, Palm hopes to establish a vibrant developer
community to create new applications that extend the mobile companion’s
built-in capabilities. TealPoint Software demonstrates the ease with
which exciting technology and applications can be ported to the Palm
Foleo mobile companion.
“TealPoint Software has a longstanding
relationship with the Palm OS community and has brought dozens of
applications to market for Palm devices,”
said Mark Bercow, senior vice president of business development for
Palm, Inc. “They’re
now taking that success and bringing it over to the Foleo to give
customers a rich experience, whether editing a picture, solving a puzzle
or keeping organized.”
For more information on TealPoint Software, please visit www.tealpoint.com.
For more information on the Foleo mobile companion, please visit www.palm.com/seefoleo.
To sign up for notification about Foleo availability, please visit www.palm.com/foleonotify.
Price and Availability
Applications for the Foleo mobile companion will be sold separately.
U.S. pricing and application availability will be announced in
conjunction with Foleo availability later this summer.
About TealPoint Software
Founded in 1997, TealPoint Software has the largest suite of
award-winning productivity and entertainment applications for Palm
handhelds and smartphones. With 28 cutting-edge solutions –
including winners of five Shareware Industry Awards –
TealPoint has built a reputation of quality, ingenuity, and usability.
Offerings include TealPaint, the full featured photo editor and drawing
application, TealSafe, the secure encrypted data wallet, TealAuto, the
complete vehicle service and expense log, TealDiet, the diet, exercise,
and healthy living companion, and TealLock, the definitive Palm OS
About Palm, Inc.
Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of
computing in people’s hands so they can
access and share their most important information from anywhere. The
company’s products for consumers, mobile
professionals and businesses include Palm®
Treo™ smartphones, Palm Foleo™
mobile companions and Palm handheld computers, as well as software,
services and accessories.
Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and
wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail
Stores and Palm online stores (http://www.palm.com/store).
More information about Palm, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com.
(1) Requires compatible phone with Bluetooth wireless technology. Email
requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional
cost. ISP and/or VPN may also be required. Within wireless service
coverage area only. A dial-up networking plan from a service provider
may be required at an incremental cost above and beyond the service
provider’s regular smartphone data plans.
Also, a social media news release version of today’s
announcement is available at http://socialnews.palm.com/.
The social media news release contains “Web
2.0” features, including subscription via
RSS, multimedia downloads, commenting, track-backing, links to social
bookmark sites and other resources.
Palm, Palm OS, Treo and Foleo are among the trademarks or registered
trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and
product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
products or services of, their respective owners.