Adobe Delivers Acrobat Reader and PDF for Leading Mobile Phone Platform
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Company Debuts Public Beta of Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS, Product Further Extends Value of Acrobat 5.0 Software
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Aug. 5, 2002-- Adobe Systems, the leader in network publishing, today announced the public beta availability of Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS, a new software application that provides mobile professionals and others the flexibility to view Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on data-enabled mobile phones. The product, which builds on the company's vision to drive delivery of compelling content regardless of platform or device, is immediately available free of charge from the Adobe.com Web site at http://www.adobe.com/symbianbeta.
Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS extends the value of award-winning Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software by allowing enterprises the freedom to share a wide range of Adobe PDF documents on a third prominent mobile device platform. Acrobat Reader products for Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld computers, available for several months, have already collectively surpassed two million downloads from the Adobe.com site. The latest Acrobat Reader product is initially offered for the Nokia 9290 Communicator and Nokia 9210 Communicator, and provides Symbian OS phone users access to Adobe PDF files they download from the Web, receive by email or transfer from a personal computer.
"We have been working with leading content application providers to make Symbian OS phones more attractive to mobile enterprise users," said Jerry Panagrossi, director of the Symbian Technology Partner Program. "As a result of our close working relationship with Adobe, we are delighted to see its compelling application now available on Symbian OS phones, providing business users the ability to read PDF documents wherever and whenever they need."
"The Nokia 9290 Communicator and Nokia 9210 Communicator bring the best of wireless communication together, and allow business professionals to be effective anytime, anywhere," said Darrell Sagehorn, director of Business Applications, Nokia. "The ubiquitous nature of Adobe PDF files on the Web and email make Acrobat Reader one of the essential tools for sharing information across an extended enterprise of mobile workers. We're sure Nokia customers will be delighted about the added utility Adobe's product provides them."
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