NewACT Launches vufone
NewACT announced today that it has made its world leading mobile synchronization and virtualization service open to mobile consumers around the world. The first public release of the service is focused on global, mass market support.
The service, branded vufone allows users to synchronize their phone to the cloud, manage the phone from the web and connect the data to a variety of internet services and applications. Vufone is available globally regardless of mobile device or network at http://www.vufone.com; and is currently provided in English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch and Portuguese.
“Mobile users deserve mobile freedom,” said Rafi Ton, CEO of NewACT. “And freedom is the ability to manage and protect mobile content automatically, seamlessly and securely regardless of decisions about mobile operator and device selection. Achieving that is our mission and focus.”
The vufone service is focused on mass market phones using J2ME, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. Future releases are planned to include dedicated clients for iPhone, Blackberry and Google Android.
Amongst others, the service offers the following benefits: Full phone virtualization, bi-directional synchronization, access and management of the user’s data including contacts, calendar, photos, videos, music and files; Picture and video uploading to a personal area and to social networks such as Facebook; Synchronization of mobile media files to services such as Flickr, Picasa, Youtube and between the personal computer and the mobile phone; Extending Outlook to the mobile phone using an outlook plugin; Simple, over the air, user data transfer between devices when, for example, upgrading a phone while assuring data integrity and adaptation to the new device; Ability to send pictures from any web site directly to the phone using vufone’s MSIE or FireFox plugins.
“These are exciting times for us,” concluded Rafi Ton, “we believe that the mobile market has matured and the users are ready to adopt off-portal mobile services that show true benefit and value. The internet is the best distribution platform for critical mobile services and we welcome service and distribution partners who share our vision. Until March 1st we are allowing early bird registration with one year totally free service.”
NewACT is a leader in Mobile synchronization and virtualization services. By using NewACT’s services, mobile subscribers have unprecedented freedom and flexibility to synchronize, centrally store, manage and share any data that has accumulated on their mobile handsets such as contacts, calendar, files and messages. NewACT’s vufone service allows users to manage their data on any phone, and creates a bridge between the mobile and Internet services of choice. For more information, please visit http://www.newact.com and http://www.vufone.com.