Adobe Delivers Acrobat Reader and Adobe PDF for Mobile Phone Platform

Dec 10, 2002

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the public beta availability of Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS, a software application that is designed to provide mobile professionals and others the flexibility to view Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on data-enabled mobile phones. The product, which builds on the company's vision to drive delivery of compelling content regardless of platform or device, is immediately available free of charge from the Web site. Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS extends the value of Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software by allowing enterprises to share a wide range of Adobe PDF documents on a third prominent mobile device platform. Acrobat Reader also offers products for Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld computers. The latest Acrobat Reader product is initially offered for the Nokia 9290 Communicator and Nokia 9210 Communicator, and provides Symbian OS phone users access to Adobe PDF files they download from the Web, receive by email or transfer from a personal computer. Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS enables users to read, navigate, and search graphically rich Adobe PDF documents--including those secured with measures like password protection--in their original format or re-flowed to fit the width of a wireless device screen. Adobe PDF files created using Acrobat 5.0, Adobe InDesign 2.0, Adobe FrameMaker 7.0, and Adobe PageMaker 7.0 will offer the best reading experience on Symbian OS phones because they are automatically tagged with information on page structure and organization. This allows for easier and more reliable text re-flow on a wireless device. The public beta of Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS is available free of charge for the Nokia 9290 Communicator and Nokia 9210 Communicator. Acrobat Reader for Symbian OS requires a Symbian OS phone with minimum available memory of 1.3 MB. The shipping product will be offered in English only and is expected to be available by the end of 2002. Support for other languages is expected in future versions.

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