StarHub Launches ZIM's SMS Text Messaging-Based
StarHub SMSOffice Integrates Desktop Office Applications with Mobile Phones and Keeps You Connected On The Move
Ottawa, CANADA & SINGAPORE, March 8, 21:00 ET (March 9, 10:00 SST), 2004 – StarHub, Singapore’s leading info-communications provider, and ZIM (OTCBB: ZIMCF), a leading mobile consumer and enterprise application developer for the two-way SMS (Short Message Service) channel, today announced that StarHub has launched StarHub SMSOffice (Standard Edition), a wireless e-mail tool developed by ZIM. This innovative software-only mobile office solution uses SMS text messaging to provide the functionality of advanced wireless handheld devices on any SMS-enabled mobile phone.
"StarHub believes in empowering our customers to enhance their mobile lifestyle by introducing new, exciting and innovative services. For instance, to stay constantly connected to their time-sensitive e-mails, besides using the BlackBerry, we are now pleased to offer StarHub SMSOffice to our business customers," said Mr. Chan Kin Hung, Head of Mobile Services, StarHub. "This is a convenient, easy-to-use and affordable wireless e-mail and mobile office tool. Our business accounts can now use SMSOffice to complement their current BlackBerry service to stay highly productive. Users are kept informed while away from the office by connecting to their Microsoft Outlook functionality via their mobile phones."
StarHub SMSOffice, designed for the mobile office, allows users to compose messages from the desktop and send them as instant SMS messages to mobile phones. The recipient replies to the SMS and the sender receives the reply as an e-mail. The user can also integrate e-mail, reminders and calendar items and push them to the mobile phone for information purposes or for immediate action. For received e-mail, users have the choice to either reply or forward e-mails instantly.
As well, StarHub SMSOffice features a broadcast tool that enables questions to be sent by SMS and e-mail with responses compiled in an easy-to-read spreadsheet. For instance, an invitation to a meeting may be sent to a group of users, after which the responses are compiled into a spreadsheet for a quick review.
"We are pleased to partner with StarHub to launch this powerful wireless e-mail application," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, President and CEO of ZIM. "ZIM’s products offer comprehensive mobile office functionality at an affordable price, making them a perfect match for the SMS-savvy StarHub customer base. This product demonstrates the value of wireless solutions that link the desktop with any mobile phone through SMS on StarHub’s robust and extensive roaming network."
For more information on StarHub SMSOffice, please go online to www.starhub.com/business or call our Business Hotline 1-800-888-8888 (Singapore only).
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StarHub is a Singapore-based info-communications company providing a full range of information, communications and entertainment services over fixed, mobile and Internet platforms. It operates its own nationwide broadband network that delivers multi-channel cable TV, data, voice and Internet access. StarHub will also offer Digital Cable services in 2004. On the cellular front, StarHub operates its own GSM/GPRS network and will have its 3G network ready by the end of 2004.
Driven by a passion for listening and providing what customers want, StarHub endeavors to bring affordable and premium quality services with innovative and useful features to all its customers.
StarHub raises the level of competition in Singapore, challenging others as well as challenging itself, to constantly introduce new world-class services at competitive prices. This unwavering commitment will further strengthen Singapore's position as a leading info-communication hub in the region. Visit StarHub at www.starhub.com for your communication needs.
ZIM is a public company quoted on the NASDAQ owned and operated OTCBB under the ticker symbol ZIMCF. ZIM is headquartered in the high technology epicentre of Canada – Ottawa. ZIM is a leader in consumer and enterprise applications for the global two-way SMS channel, including its mobile e-mail and office tools, ZIM SMS Mail and ZIM SMS Office. ZIM is also a provider of enterprise-class software and tools for designing, developing and manipulating database systems and applications. Through its two-way SMS expertise and mobile-enabling technologies, ZIM bridges the gap between data and mobility. For more information on ZIM and its customers, partners and products, visit: www.zim.biz.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of Securities & Exchange Act. ZIM Corporation intends for the forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. All statements related to the introduction of mobile products through StarHub and the business arrangement as outlined and the outcome of any contingencies are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and ZIM Corporation assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this news release. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements. Please refer to ZIM Corporation’s filings with the SEC for additional information regarding risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed from time to time in such SEC reports. Copies of these filings are available through the SEC's electronic data gathering analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.