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China Unicom Launches Unicom Push Mail Powered by SEVEN

SEVEN Establishes Local Network Operations Center (NOC) to Support Growing Business in China

Expo Comm China 2008 Beijing – October 21st, 2008 – SEVEN®, the global market leader in push email and mobile messaging software, today announced China Unicom’s launch of Unicom Push Mail powered by SEVEN. China Unicom, the world’s third largest operator, will demonstrate Unicom Push Mail at their booth during Expo Comm China 2008. SEVEN established a local network operations center (NOC), to support China Unicom and demonstrate the company’s commitment to the Chinese business market.

China is the third largest mobile data market according to a recent study of over 40 major countries by the Chetan Sharma Consulting Group. SEVEN is the only foreign mobile email provider to address this growing market by establishing a NOC in China. The local NOC mitigates security concerns because no messages will be relayed outside China to another country. SEVEN also plans further investment in China through expansion of its research and design center in Hangzhou.

China Unicom selected System SEVEN for Unicom Push Mail to provide their subscribers with the most reliable mobile email experience across a wide range of devices. SEVEN’s mobile messaging and email offers a best in class mobile messaging experience for business and consumer users, and support for more than 340 mobile devices across all the major operating systems including Windows Mobile, Brew, J2ME, Symbian and Palm OS. Leveraging SEVEN’s global mobile messaging expertise, Unicom Push Mail addresses the unique needs of the Chinese mobile user through:

  • The ability to manage business email, contacts and calendar information for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino, and access top internet and Chinese email providers including: 133sh, Sina, Sohu, 163, 126, 21cn, 139, QQ and Google Mail.
  • Improved support for Chinese input and writing with a wide choice of devices including touch screen devices
  • Easy setup: users access the Unicom Push Email service on their device, enter their email address and password – and will then have instant real-time access to mobile email

“Making mobile email accessible to everyone worldwide has been a long-term goal for SEVEN,” said Ross Bott, president and CEO of SEVEN. “We have been striving to improve access to mobile email, both geographically and across a wide range of devices from the simplistic to the sophisticated – so everyone can use mobile email, no matter their device. Our partnership with China Unicom brings us one step closer to furthering our goals while providing their customers with an easy-to-use mobile email solution for business or personal use.”

SEVEN is headquartered in the United States but with offices around the globe. For more information, visit www.seven.com. Mobile users with compatible phones can evaluate SEVEN Mobile Messaging solutions for email, calendar and contact synchronization at http://community.seven.com.

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