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SEVEN Signs Global Agreement with Samsung Electronics to Power Integrated Messaging and Social Networking on Mobile Devices

SEVEN Brings Push-Enabled Multi-Service Solution to Operators Worldwide Via Samsung's Social Hub™ Application

REDWOOD CITY, CA – March 31st, 2010 – SEVEN®, the leader in push-enabled mobile email and messaging solutions for mass market devices, today announces that it has signed a global agreement with Samsung Electronics to power Samsung Social Hub™, the company's new social networking and integrated messaging applications for mobile devices. By using the SEVEN push platform, Samsung will give mobile users access to all of their communications touch points –voice, email, instant messaging, social networking, contacts and more – under a single, lightweight user interface.

As consumers become increasingly reliant on their mobile devices, it is important that they are able to easily and immediately access all their contacts and communications applications in a simplified fashion. By integrating the SEVEN platform, Samsung is able to streamline this communication for its customers.

"We are pleased to be working with Samsung on its new Social Hub™ application," said Ross Bott, CEO and President of SEVEN. "We believe that a key growth driver in mobile communications is in integrated messaging and social networking solutions – a streamlined user interface that connects a subscriber's friends contact information and social networks all under one umbrella. Think mobile, office and home numbers, work and professional emails, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other networks all right at your fingertips. The one-click integrated social network coupled with the power of push-enabled services will drive growth in operators' subscriber bases."

"One of the key hurdles for operators to stay ahead of the competition is in ensuring that the services and applications they provide their subscribers are fresh and available on sophisticated, user-friendly devices," said Kang M. Lee, SVP of Samsung Electronics' Media Solution Center. "Samsung Social Hub™ not only gives operators a faster-time-to-market edge over the competition, but it allows end-users to activate their communities on their hands. Couple of these key benefits with a sticky integrated application and operators shall obtain a new avenue to drive overall user adoption and customer loyalty."

Samsung is able to go to operators with fully loaded devices that do not require them to spend precious resources – both time and capital – in developing integrated networking solutions for their customers. 

The first Samsung mobile device featuring SEVEN includes Samsung's first bada device, the Wave, which was introduced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Support for other mobile operating systems is also part of the agreement. For more information, follow SEVEN on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SEVEN_Networks.

About SEVEN Networks

SEVEN® is the leading provider of push-enabled mobile email and messaging solutions for mass market devices. The company is the first to provide wireless operators and device manufacturers with an integrated mobile platform that allows them to simplify the delivery of mobile data, applications, and services to a broad portfolio of devices. With services powered by SEVEN, operators and device manufacturers can increase customer loyalty and give subscribers access to the email and messaging services of their choice on the device of their choice. SEVEN's push-enabled email services are in production in 14 languages including English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic and Finnish, among others. Today, SEVEN runs on more than 550 device models across six operating platforms.

SEVEN is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices around the globe. For more information, visit www.seven.com.

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