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News
Issue #2003 - 03 (January 2003)
(Updated Jan. 30, 2003)

DEVICES

CIC's Jot to Be Bundled with New Palm Tungsten W Handheld

In a press release issued last week, Palmsource and CIC announced that CIC's Jot software will be bundled with every Palm Tungsten W handheld providing users with a natural and intuitive handwriting recognition system available for the Palm community. The Tungsten W handheld is Palm's first handheld with an integrated keyboard. Palm chose Jot because it permits data entry on the viewing screen and does not require a special data-entry area found on previous Palm handhelds. Under the co-marketing arrangement Palm will also promote CIC's broad range of Palm OS® based applications. Shipments of the Palm Tungsten W handheld will begin in early 2003.

CIC has historically been one of the leading suppliers of Palm OS software applications that simplify data input and increase device security for both consumers and enterprise users. Through its combination of direct consumer sales via its web with an online store, vertical market application integrators and its own corporate sales group, CIC continues to lead the industry in offering innovative solutions for the leading platform in the mobile industry.

"We have always recognized the significant contributions Palm branded handhelds would make to the mobile computing industry during our years of working together," stated Andy Green, CIC's Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales. "For the first time in this long history our flagship application, Jot will be provided directly by Palm to its users enabling them with the means to enter data in a more natural way. Equipped with our enhanced input method and its expanded modes of communication, we are confident that this wireless product will redefine the standards for future handheld devices."

"Jot has established the kind of broad-based consumer acceptance in the Palm community that made it a natural choice for us as a complement to the integrated keyboard," said Steve McGuigan, Manager, Business Development. "Our goal is to provide the applications to our customers that will make a significant difference in the way they use our handhelds ensuring that we maximize the value we provide and continue to stimulate growth and adoption of the Palm platform in the wireless communications industry."

Jot is a character-based recognizer that was developed by CIC after years of research in the field of pattern recognition. The product is ideally suited for portable computing because it offers a fast and highly accurate means of entering text on small devices. Jot recognizes both English and Roman-based European characters in a very natural way supporting broader market appeal and user acceptance.

In addition to Jot, CIC's broad range of product offerings for Palm's devices include: WordComplete® -- text entry utility, QuickNotes(TM) -- electronic note-taking solution, InkSnap(TM) -- dynamic ink scaling for handwritten notes on small form factor devices, Sign-On(TM) -- the first security utility for Palm handhelds that utilizes biometric signature verification to help protect the user's data from tampering and theft, and InkTools® for Palm, a software development kit (SDK) that enables the implementation of biometric signatures for electronic workflow, security and e-Sign compliant applications.

About CIC
Communication Intelligence Corporation is the leading supplier of electronic signature, biometric security and natural input solutions focused on emerging, fast growth applications including paperless workflow, smart wireless devices and e-Commerce.  The Company's core software technologies include multilingual handwriting recognition systems, biometric signature verification, natural messaging, and operating system extensions that enable pen input.

Source: CIC press release 
For more information: http://www.cic.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: It is a wise move on the part of Palm to recognize the weaknesses of home-grown Grafitti in favour of CIC's handwriting recognition software that is able to recognize the way people have learnt to write. 

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