July 23, 2007 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

TealPoint Software and Palm Bring Suite of New Applications for Foleo Mobile Companion

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 Palms 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 companions 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 Foleos 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 Foleos open platform. Combining Palms easy-to-use tools and our own unique proprietary software technology, weve 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 database.
  • 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 companions 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. Theyre 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 security solution.

About Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in peoples hands so they can access and share their most important information from anywhere. The companys 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 providers regular smartphone data plans.

Also, a social media news release version of todays 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.

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