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Visto to Showcase “WOW”, the Industry’s Broadest and Easiest-to-Use Mobile Messaging Solution at Mobile World Congress 2008

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- T-Mobile International selects Visto’s mobile email to power Mobile E-Mail Pro

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 11, 2008 — Visto Corporation, the leading global provider of mobile email, is again participating in this year’s Mobile World Congress 2008 (formerly 3GSM World Congress), the mobile industry’s largest event, taking place February 11-14 in Barcelona, Spain.

Visto, a winner of Best Mobile Messaging Service in 2006, and Best in Show in Mobile Email in 2005, will showcase the Company’s Walk out Working (WOW) feature and Visto Mobile™, its industry leading, easy-to-use mobile email solution, on a wide range of today’s leading mobile handsets. Featuring Easy Setup™, a simple automated process that installs and sets up mobile email almost instantaneously, Visto’s mobile email solution enables mobile users to enjoy fast and immediate mobile access to all of their email, calendar, contacts and tasks.

Visto and T-Mobile International

The Company also announced today that T-Mobile International has selected Visto Mobile™ to power T-Mobile’s Mobile E-Mail Pro, a broad based, easy-to-use push email service. Mobile E-Mail Pro from T-Mobile is now available in Germany and is expected to roll out across Europe throughout the year. T-Mobile’s Mobile E-Mail Pro is well suited for use by all types of T-Mobile customers including consumers, prosumers and businesses.

“Visto is committed to providing users with the easiest to use, most robust and secure mobile email solution,” said Doug Brackbill, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Visto. “Working closely with our customers — the top tier mobile operators and service providers - combined with our proven experience and design expertise, Visto is able to deliver the technology and user experience critical to the marketplace for widespread adoption. T-Mobile’s selection of Visto to power its Mobile E-Mail Pro further demonstrates Visto’s industry leading position.”

Visto Mobile Platform on Display at Mobile World Congress

Visto Mobile 5.7 addresses the specific requirements of businesses, prosumers and consumers - extending the mobile messaging market to a broader audience by more tightly integrating its award-winning Visto Mobile Platform with leading portals and ISPs.

Visto Mobile 5.7 includes a number of advanced features that enhance usability and offer even greater flexibility in managing information:

• Easy Setup: End-to-end self provisioning with pre-installed clients, enabling mobile email users to set up their service from their device in a matter of seconds and “Walk Out Working” (WOW).
• iPortal: A new presence enabled, web-based repository of contacts and calendar entries that can be accessed from anywhere at anytime and used for backup and restore.
• iDAC: A desktop-based software that allows complete synchronization of MS Outlook/Outlook Express calendar and contacts between a desktop PC,the iPortal, and the user’s mobile device
• Smart Notifications: Intuitive messages automatically sent to the email inbox to inform users about service status, software updates and roaming.

 

Flexible bundling options allow carriers to deliver targeted solutions that will address the unique requirements of their subscriber customers. Currently, Visto offers mobile email services through some of the world’s largest mobile operators in more than 20 countries.

Visto Mobile 5.7 also features expanded handset support for Java-based phones, including Nokia S40, traditionally not included in the smartphone category. The Visto Mobile platform is now compatible with more than 130 mobile devices worldwide, enabling mobile professionals to choose their handset.

Moving Beyond Email 

As advanced mobile devices continue to break down traditional barriers to mobile computing and communications,, users are expecting to use their mobile handset to access all modes of messaging including email, instant messaging, social networks, and blogs. 

As this growth accelerates, offering multiple point applications and experiences for each communications type will become confusing, complex and expensive to use and support. Mobile users will demand a simple, easy to use, unified experience to establish instant interaction while on the go. 

Visto enables mobile operators to address customer requirements while also establishing a new set of competitive advantages to be utilized in defense of an emerging dynamic of alternative ecosystems meant to own the user through the delivery of proprietary content and applications. Visto’s advanced architecture provides an extensible solution to accommodate the ever changing dynamics of communicating on the Internet. By mobilizing and centralizing Internet communications while combining the unique value within carrier networks, Visto ensures our mobile operator customers provide a layer of average revenue per user (ARPU) enhancing content that differentiates their user experience.

Visto Mobile World Congress Stand Location and Exhibit Hours
 
The Visto stand is located on The Avenue, AV-102, Fira de Barcelona.

Exhibit hours
Monday 11th February:  09.00 –19.00
Tuesday 12th February:  09.00 –19.00
Wednesday 13th February:  09.00 –19.00
Thursday 14th February:  09.00 –17.00

About Visto 

Visto delivers the most advanced global platform for mobile operators to provide easy-to-use mobile email to the broadest set of devices. Visto’s open solution enables email for the mass market, targeting enterprises, small businesses, mobile professionals and consumers. The company’s patented Visto Mobile™ platform with ConstantSync™ technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino email solutions for personal to business use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the operator and choice for the customer. Visto’s customized, brandable solutions are available through mobile operators worldwide including AT&T, Elisa, Rogers Wireless, Qtel, SmarTone, SFR, Softbank Mobile, Sprint-NEXTEL, T-Mobile, TELUS, Turkcell and the Vodafone Group.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, Toronto, London, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Tokyo Beijing and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Altitude Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, DFJ ePlanet Ventures, DFJ Growth Fund, Rustic Canyon Ventures, GKM Newport, Stanford Accelerator and Blueprint Ventures. For more information, visit www.visto.com or email info@visto.com.

©Copyright 2008 Visto Corporation

Visto Corporation, Visto, the Visto logo, Visto Mobile, ConstantSync, Constant Synchronization and worklife.freedom are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Visto Corporation. All third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks are the property of their respective owners and are used only to refer to the goods or services identified by those third-party marks. Visto's technology is protected by U.S. Patents 6,085,192; 5,968,131; 6,023,708; 5,961,590; 6,131,116; 6,151,606; 6,233,341; 6,131,096, 6,708,221 and 6,766,454 along with numerous foreign patents and applications pending and the following NTP U.S. Patents: 5,436,960, 5,438,611, 5,479,472, 5,625,670, 5,631,946, 5,819,172, 6,067,451, 6,317,592

All third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks used herein are the property of their respective owners and are used only to refer to the goods or services identified by those third-party marks.