MotionApps and Palm Announce mDayscape Personal Information Manager for Foleo Mobile Companion



    MotionApps Provides Calendar, Contacts and Tasks Application for New
    Generation of Mobile Device

    SAN FRANCISCO and SUNNYVALE, CA, June 19 /CNW/ - MotionApps and Palm,
Inc. (Nasdaq:   PALM) today announced that mDayscape Personal Information
Manager will be available for the new Palm(R) Foleo(TM) mobile companion.
mDayscape lets customers manage calendar, contacts and tasks on the Foleo and
synchronizes with a Treo smartphone to access personal information on the go.
    (NOTE: Palm announced the Foleo mobile companion on May 30.
    Video and images are available from Palm's Multimedia Library
    (www.palm.com/MultimediaLibrary).)
    The Palm Foleo mobile companion is for people who understand that
sometimes less is more. With the press of one button, the mobile companion's
large screen displays wireless e-mail from a paired smartphone. A smartphone
is great for finding quick bits of information or sending a brief response to
an e-mail. 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 Foleo's instant on/off capability, light and small size, and
5-hour battery life, Palm expects the mobile companion to establish a new
category of personal-computing products.
    MotionApps' mDayscape is a Personal Information Manager developed
natively and exclusively for the Foleo mobile companion. The application is
simple and easy to use with Foleo's rich user interface. mDayscape includes
contacts, calendar and tasks, three powerful applications tightly integrated
with each other, the Palm Foleo and the Treo smartphone.
    "Bringing a contacts, calendar and tasks application to the Foleo further
increases usability of the Treo and enhances the user experience in a
continued shift away from the desktop and toward a smartphone as a center of
computing," said Voja Lalich, chief executive officer of MotionApps. "All of
us at MotionApps are very excited to announce the launch of mDayscape on
Palm's first mobile companion product."
    By building the Palm Foleo on an open Linux-based platform and publishing
all the tools people might need, Palm hopes to establish a vibrant developer
community to create new applications that extend the mobile companion's
built-in capabilities. MotionApps demonstrates the ease with which exciting
technology and applications can be ported to the Palm Foleo mobile companion.
    "Using MotionApps' Quick Add feature, a user can add a new calendar event
in seconds, and the event will be mirrored automatically on the user's
smartphone. All this is done with the comfort, efficiency and convenience of
the full-size keyboard and wide screen on Foleo," said Mark Bercow, senior
vice president of business development for Palm, Inc.
    For more information on MotionApps, please visit www.motionapps.com.
    For more information on the Foleo mobile companion, please visit
www.palm.com/ca/seefoleo. To sign up for notification about Foleo
availability, please visit www.palm.com/ca/foleonotify.

    About MotionApps LLC.
    ---------------------
    MotionApps exists to design innovative, clever and practical applications
that extend the usefulness of Palm Treo, other smartphones and Palm Foleo.
MotionApps focuses on consumer and enterprise applications in media, security,
utility and personal productivity areas for Palm, Windows Mobile and Linux
platforms.
    More information about MotionApps LLC. is available at
http://www.MotionApps.com.

    About Palm, Inc.
    ----------------
    Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of
computing in people's hands so they can access and share their most important
information from anywhere. The company's products for consumers, mobile
professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm
Foleo(TM) 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 Canada, Inc. is available at
http://www.palm.com/ca.

    (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
    provider's regular smartphone data plans.

    Also, a social media news release version of today's 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.
    Palm, Palm OS, Foleo and Treo are among the trademarks or registered
trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and product
names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or
services of, their respective owners.





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For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Jill Yetman, Environics
Communications for Palm Canada, (416) 969-2722, jyetman@environicspr.com;
Laura Watton, Environics Communications for Palm Canada, (416) 969-2766,
lwatton@environicspr.com

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