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Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC Software

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Dec. 11, 2001--Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC, a new software application that builds on the company's vision to deliver visually-rich content anytime, anywhere, on any device. Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe.com (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html) It allows mobile professionals and others the freedom to view content in the ubiquitous Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on devices based on the popular Pocket PC software from Microsoft Corp. The public beta version of the product received an enthusiastic welcome from professionals across industries. "Adobe PDF supports the full range of materials we rely on, from technical reports with charts and images to text-intensive documents,'' said Al Cohen, a pilot for Air Canada. "Having this information available on my Pocket PC in Adobe PDF is far more advantageous than carting around paper, or even my laptop. With Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC, I can review documents wherever I am in an instant.'' "We want to make online synonymous with available anywhere. Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC brings us closer to that goal,'' said Kendall Whitehouse, director of advanced technology development, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. "Because Adobe PDF is a standard format for distributing many of our materials, including school brochures, faculty research and class assignments, Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC gives our staff and students nearly universal access to important information. This enables them to review materials in a way that fits their busy schedules and lifestyles.''