Outblaze, the online service platform providing white label email, collaboration, security and social media services, has today announced that it is powering the email, sychronisation and webmail components of pfingo, a new all-in-one mobile internet and communications service that allows subscribers access to the latest features from anywhere in the world.
Pfingo, short for "phone, fingers, Internet on the go" is an integrated application that gives mobile & PC users easy access to online communication and information services independent of location or service provider. Pfingo provides users with email (on mobile, PC and webmail), instant messaging, mobile VoIP service, contacts sychronisation, news feeds and 400 MB storage space per user - as well as many premium options.
The pfingo launch follows the successful public trial kicked off in April 2007 where more than 30,000 users worldwide signed up and installed the pfingo client onto their mobile phone and/or PC. This overwhelming response amounted to 15 times more users than projected for the trial and, now live, the growth continues.
"We are excited about the pfingoMAIL product designed and created in co-operation with Outblaze, the clear leader in web 2.0 global communication services. The number of sign-ups we continue to enjoy demonstrates our ambition to provide users with a first class service to converge all their communication needs - ultimately creating a new kind of global Internet community," said Mr. Chan Kin Hung, head of advanced multimedia services at StarHub, Singapore's second largest info-communications company.
Thousands of businesses, portals, service providers and academic institutions worldwide rely on Outblaze for messaging, spam protection and advanced Web 2.0 services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of their customers. Outblaze was selected to power the email, sychronisation and webmail components of pfingo for its scalable and robust webmail features and its end-to-end service, ensuring the service remains current going forward. Outblaze's flexibility and reliability are two other key reasons the company was chosen as the central contact sychronisation engine and store for all the user services, such as pfingoACTIVE and pfingoTALK.
"StarHub's plans for pfingo are tremendous, creating a fully converged communication experience which is largely device agnostic," comments Richard Bye, VP of Sales and Corporate Development at Outblaze "We are pleased to be their partner for this first of its kind service."
The Outblaze system also integrates sychronised contact management with Outlook and enables users to consolidate a number of email accounts so real-time push email can be sent to mobile phones easily and inexpensively.