Abidia Wireless 3.0; Mobile eBay Auction Software now available for Palm OS Platform

Synopsis: Abidia Wireless™ enhances the eBay auction platform with effortless anytime anywhere access from wireless mobile devices and mobile phones; featuring customizable real-time synchronization with eBay accounts, wireless searching, cached browsing, wireless bidding, and the ability to effortlessly manage auction listings on-the-go directly from a Palm Powered™ device.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2005 -- PalmSource Mobile Summit & DevCon, May 24, 2005 - Abidia, the leading provider of mobile phone and wireless handheld device solutions for online auctions, today announced the availability of Abidia's third generation wireless application for eBay on the Palm OS® platform, enabling effortless real-time access to eBay accounts and listings for mobile devices worldwide. The next generation technology features a convenient auction experience comparable to a personal computer on the eBay site, in performance, presentation, productivity, and convenience. Additionally, Abidia Wireless™ 3.0 offers a streamlined and improved interface allowing instant access to eBay auction information.

Abidia Wireless 3.0 for Palm Powered™ devices, with an Internet connection, builds upon the popular application from Abidia, providing mobile devices effortless real-time access to a users’ account and listings from the eBay site, as well as many international eBay sites. Abidia Wireless version 3.0 makes a convenient auction experience possible; users are allowed to view real-time information about items that have been won, lost, bought, and sold. View and add items to the watch list. View any items’ current bid price, an image, or compare prices of other auctions. Abidia Wireless 3.0 makes it easy to carry item listings and visual images as well as buyer and seller lists in your pocket. Easy, on-the-go supervision of real-time auction status is a simple install away.

“Abidia Wireless is a convenient way to keep connected to eBay, wherever you are. The easy setup, simple interface, and powerful features combined with a Palm Powered device provide a top notch enhancement to eBay,” said Mike Burch, chief technical officer of Abidia. “Expanding the functionality of Palm Powered mobile devices and smartphones, Abidia Wireless 3.0 offers users instant, real-time access to constantly changing eBay auction data,” said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, PalmSource. “Auction buyers and sellers can now benefit from tracking their auctions while on-the-go.”


Abidia Wireless 3.0 Compelling New Features
•    Completed Auction Searching – Search completed items with Abidia Wireless.
•    On Device Registration – Register for an eBay account directly from your device.
•    Auction Item Listings – You can read the item listings directly from your device.
•    Simplified Folder Interface – New interface that provides ease of use and efficient access.
•    Directional Pad Navigation – Easier to use, simple navigation from hardware buttons.
•    Improved Status Reporting – Improved status of synchronizations and engine activities.
•    New Plug-in Architecture – Abidia Wireless has support for use of the eBay API.
•    Additional eBay Sites – Abidia Wireless now supports eBay India.

Immediate Availability
Abidia Wireless 3.0 is available now for as low as $4.99 per month or a one-time $39.99. Registered users of previous versions can upgrade for $19.99, subscribers are entitled to a free upgrade. A fully functional 15 day trial version is also available for download. Abidia Wireless 3.0 is available directly from the Abidia Website at http://www.abidia.com or the Abidia Wapsite at http://wap.abidia.com.

About Abidia Wireless
Abidia Wireless enhances many eBay auction sites worldwide with effortless, anytime, anywhere, access via wireless handheld and mobile phone devices; featuring customizable real-time synchronization with an eBay account, wireless searching, cached browsing, wireless bidding, and the ability to effortlessly supervise auction listings on-the-go. Abidia Wireless is currently available for Palm Powered devices, including the Treo Smartphone, Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC’s, Windows Mobile-based Smartphone’s, and Windows Mobile 5.0 with support for BlackBerry Wireless Handheld devices, Symbian Series 60 Platform, Symbian UIQ Platform, and Java enabled (J2ME) mobile phone and device editions coming soon. Abidia Wireless can use network connections provided by WiFi (802.11x), Bluetooth, dialup Modems, or data networks provided by carriers such as Cingular/AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2, and many more. For more information please visit, http://www.abidia.com/products/wireless/.

About Abidia
Abidia is a privately held company founded in February 2002. Abidia is the worldwide market leader of online auction tools and service for mobile phones and wireless handheld devices for auction sites provided by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), with software released for Windows Mobile, Palm OS, RIM Blackberry, Symbian OS, and J2ME. For more information please visit, http://www.abidia.com. O-Anywhere, Abidia Wireless, ‘Auction. Anywhere. With Abidia’, and Abidia are trademarks or registered trademarks of Abidia. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, trade names, service marks and images mentioned and/or used herein belong to their respective owners.


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