UMU is supplying antivirus software pre-installed on Acer handsets to be shipped by 20:20 Mobile, the UK’s largest distributor of mobile phones. This new collaboration sees the Skelmersdale-based company forging ahead to protect mobiles from viruses, malware and other threats.
CTO Peter Harrison said the partnership will ensure growth for the company in new markets as the increasing threat to mobile phones is an ever present threat. “Many people go to extreme lengths to protect the data on their PC’s or laptops and yet leave the same data on their smartphones completely vulnerable.”
James Browning, 20:20 Mobile Managing Director said: “By bundling UMU Mobile Security with the Acer devices our partners will be able to generate extra revenues by offering a handset that is fully secure and reduces the chance of lost data due to malware or viruses.”
With over 10% of mobiles now infected by viruses or unwanted malware UMU mobile security solutions will ensure that data is kept safe and avoids the risk of infection.
The new Acer smartphones are powered by a 1Ghz Qualcomm processor, and Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. The handsets include a 5 mega pixel camera, up to 2.8 inch WVGA screens and high speed 3G connectivity. The UMU mobile security software is pre loaded on a 2GB Sandisk memory card.February 5th, 2010