Intellisync Corporation, a leading developer and marketer of wireless email and mobile applications software, today announced that more than 500,000 wireless email users are now ‘in sync’ because of Intellisync. The Company believes that within the last year it has achieved about 12% share of the wireless push email market, and that its wireless email platforms enable more mobile users than any other provider besides Research In Motion.
“Wireless push email will be one of the fastest growing sectors of the telecommunications market in the coming years,” reported Teney Takahashi, senior analyst from The Radicati Group, a messaging industry research firm. “We predict that by the year 2008 the total market for wireless push email will exceed 40 million users, which represents an annual growth rate of over 100% in each of the next three years. As a device-agnostic, platform- independent wireless email software provider, Intellisync is in an excellent position to gain share in this growing market, and presents the most credible threat in the wireless push email market.”
Intellisync believes that the global market for wireless push email has surpassed 4 million users. These estimates are based on wireless email subscribers using data-enabled mobile devices acquired through carrier customers or sales to the enterprise market. In the Company’s opinion RIM remains the market leader, thanks to the early popularity of the BlackBerry device, and RIM indicates that they have now 3 million users or “seats” worldwide. Intellisync, in a short period of time, has acquired over 500,000 wireless seats, but unlike RIM, the Company provides platform-independent solutions that support a broad range of devices and operating systems. As more mobile devices are introduced into the market by device manufacturers such as LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung and Sony Erricson, the Company believes its device-independent strategy will help drive an increase in its wireless email seats worldwide.
The Company estimates that there are approximately 500,000 to 750,000 additional wireless non-web email seats in use today, split among the remaining wireless email providers, including Microsoft and several email vendors who are private companies, all of whom do not disclose seat counts. The Company bases these market estimates on reports and guidance provided by a range of sources, including industry analysts, press reports and customer and company commentary. Based on these sources and available disclosures, the Company estimates that the total market for wireless push email stands at approximately 4.2 million seats. At this level, RIM owns 71% of the market, followed by Intellisync with about 12%, and the remaining market share split across an array of other providers. Intellisync’s 12% share includes seats sold through a variety of channels variety of channels and models including perpetual licenses with recurring maintenance fees common with enterprise customers, and monthly recurring fees more typical with carriers.
Intellisync ensures access to wireless email for every segment of the market, not just smartphone users. As the leading provider of BREW wireless email, Intellisync provides wireless email software for nearly any mobile device. The Company believes that no other wireless email vendor provides the same level of device and platform support as Intellisync does today.
“Intellisync’s market leadership in platform-independent push email is validation of our value proposition to carriers and enterprise customers alike,” noted Woodson “Woody” Hobbs, chief executive officer, Intellisync Corporation. “Wireless email continues to be the cornerstone of Intellisync’s penetration into the mobile marketplace. However, it is only a starting point for the breadth of mobile applications and services Intellisync provides. Wireless services beyond email such as device and systems management, mobile application deployment, integrated messaging, data and file synchronization, and mobile security, are becoming critical needs in the enterprise and carrier markets. We believe we are the only company optimally prepared to deliver on the wireless communication needs of the near future, and our recent and rapid growth in wireless email seats is testimony to our progress,” Mr. Hobbs further added.