Electric Pocket Updates Ringo, Ringtone Manager for Treo Smartphones, and Announces New "Vocal" Caller ID

Electric Pocket's Ringo application, the best selling ringtone manager for palmOne's Treo-brand smartphones, has been updated with new features that allow users to more quickly identify incoming callers and customize their user experience with high-resolution icons that leverage the vibrant screens of Treo 650 smartphones.

Wye Valley, UK (PRWEB via MobilityNewswire) March 22, 2005 -- Electric Pocketís Ringo application, the best selling ringtone manager for palmOne's Treo-brand smartphones, has been updated with new features that allow users to more quickly identify incoming callers and customize their user experience with high-resolution icons that leverage the vibrant screens of Treo 650 smartphones. Further, the company announces EPSpeak, an add-on to Ringo that identifies incoming callers with a voice that verbally announces the callerís name.

Since its inception, Ringo has enabled users to associate a picture or assign a ringtone to a caller or group of callers within the smartphone's Address Book. In response to requests from Ringo users, the newest version of Ringo allows users to add pictures for all incoming callers (regardless of whether or not the caller is listed in the Address Book).

Another new feature of Ringo permits its "Friends" function to use multiple phone numbers for each contact. Since most contacts in an Address Book have multiple phone numbers (work, home and mobile), this new feature makes it quicker to assign ringtones and pictures to a caller by not having to repeat the process for each phone number.

For those who want to be the "coolest" Treo user on the block, Electric Pocketís new vocal caller ID is an essential Ringo add-on. For only US$9.95, Ringo users can identify incoming calls with a voice announcing the name of the caller, coupled with a personalized ringtone and on-screen graphic. Ringoís voice feature gives Treo users the opportunity to be among the first to have such a vocal ID feature, regardless of the type of mobile phone being used.

"Ringo was the first Treo ringtone manager to associate pictures with callers, the first to enable users to assign favorite MP3 tunes to friends and family, and now the first to verbally identify callers by name," said Iain Barclay, Electric Pocketís Chief Product Officer. "We enjoy being first out of the block with new smartphone products because that means our customers can be first to 'wow' their friends with features they wonít find anywhere else."

About Ringo
Ringo enables Treo smartphone users to establish customized ringtones or MP3 tunes and assign photographs to specific callers or caller groups. When the Treo user receives a new call, the incoming caller can be identified both by a customized ringtone and a picture or other icon. Ringtones can be installed from an SD card, purchased and downloaded "over the air" via a link to a dedicated online ringtone store, or composed with Ringoís innovative Ringtone Mixer. Ringo is available from Electric Pocketís web site at http://electricpocket.com for US$29.95.

About Electric Pocket Limited
Electric Pocket is a privately held company offering leading-edge mobile and wireless computing solutions and services from its base in Wye Valley, UK. The companyís product portfolio includes a rich set of wireless messaging solutions, mobile commerce and configuration toolkits. Electric Pocketís consulting group has provided solutions to global companies such as Ericsson, PalmOne and Vodafone. For more information, visit www.electricpocket.com.

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