NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS platform company, has announced that it has expanded its mobile portfolio with new RSS aggregators for Windows Mobile and J2ME-enabled devices. The new products accompany the NewsGator Mobile reader for HTML-enabled devices as part of its mobile RSS catalog. All three mobile products synchronize with the NewsGator family of products, anchored by NewsGator Online, the company's Web-based aggregator, allowing customers to read content and manage their subscriptions from any device. Also, NewsGator recently acquired the Windows Mobile reader (formerly called SmartRead) and SmartFeed, a mobile podcatching application. Kevin Cawley, creator of the products, has joined the NewsGator team to oversee the company's mobile product development.
The Windows Mobile RSS Reader is a RSS aggregator designed specifically for any Windows-based mobile device including Pocket PCs and Smartphones. Written to leverage the NewsGator Online API, the Windows Mobile reader features a familiar user interface. Articles and subscriptions will be fully synchronized across NewsGator's entire suite of products. It will enter beta in the spring of 2006, with general availability slated for Q2 2006 and an expected price of $29.95 including a one-year subscription. The Mobile J2ME Reader is a RSS aggregator designed for any J2ME-capable mobile phone or PDA including RIM BlackBerries, Palm Treos, and models from Motorola. The reader offers an interface for access to feeds, and fully synchronizes with NewsGator's suite of products. It will also enter beta in the spring of 2006, with general availability slated for Q2 2006 and an expected price of $29.95 including a one-year subscription.
The Mobile HTML Reader, currently available, is a lightweight mobile RSS reader developed for any HTML-enabled mobile device. NewsGator Mobile synchronizes with NewsGator Online and NewsGator's other products, and capabilities such as clipping and forwarding are currently in development. The mobile podcatcher is currently available free of charge and works on any Windows-based mobile device. In the coming months, SmartFeed's functionality will be integrated into the other NewsGator mobile applications, and will synchronize with NewsGator Online.