Adobe Flex Authors: Matthew Lobas, PR.com Newswire, Shelly Palmer, Kevin Benedict

News Feed Item

INFRAWARE's Polaris Office Records 300 Million Unit Sales with More Than Five Copies Sold Every Second

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Currently the fastest-selling document solution for mobile devices
  • Leading the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend by allowing users to effectively view, edit, and create documents

INFRAWARE, an innovative mobile software and service company that helps people work and play better, announced today that global sales of its flagship product, Polaris Office, have reached a milestone of 300 million unit sales as of January 31, 2013. Polaris Office now ranks as the fastest-selling document solution for mobile devices, with approximately 5.4 copies sold every second worldwide, since the app was first released in May 2011.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121217/HK30525LOGO )

"The speed at which we have hit this milestone is clear indication that the mobile office work trend is now here in full force, and mobile technology rapidly moving towards replacing PCs," said Mr. Min Cheol Kwak, CEO of INFRAWARE. "As a leader in the BYOD arena, INFRAWARE is committed to the development of further innovations delivering enhanced user benefits and productivity."

A definitive mobile office platform, Polaris Office is the result of the company's ample investment based on accumulated technologies. The app allows users to easily view, edit and create documents on their mobile devices in various file types including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF. Polaris Office also provides users seamless access to popular primary storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

Compatible with both Android and iOS, Polaris Office is utilized in about 190 countries and is pre-installed in over 50% of Android smartphones made by global manufacturers including Samsung, LG, HTC, ASUS, ZTE, Huawei and Panasonic. It also has ranked at the top of the business category of iTunes since the launch of the iOS version in April 2012 [http://bit.ly/XGLiKn].

INFRAWARE will showcase Polaris Office at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013. Visitors to INFRAWARE's booth #7G90, located in Hall 7, Korean Pavilion, will get the opportunity to experience the hottest business mobile office application today on a variety of smart devices.

Reference: BYOD Trend, Mobile Device vs. PC Market

According to studies from leading research firms, the adoption of mobile devices for multi-use purposes is rapidly increasing:

  • Ovum indicates that 57.1 percent of full-time employees engage in some form of BYOD across 17 markets including: Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the US.
  • A 2012 global survey of CIOs by PwC found that 28 percent said their workforce was using personal devices for work-related tasks. That percentage is expected to rise to 35% by mid-2013.

Mobile devices are also now increasingly replacing PCs:

  • According to a report by the NPD Group, almost 4 in 10 PC users are now accessing content on their tablets and smartphones.
  • The research firm IDC reported that total PC shipments in 2012 were approximately 352 million while a total of 712 million smartphones were sold globally.
  • Gartner predicts that overall sales of smartphones will reach nearly 1 billion this year.
  • NPD DisplaySearch reported that tablet PC shipments are expected to reach more than 240 million units worldwide in 2013, easily exceeding the projection for 207 million notebook PC shipments.


INFRAWARE (KOSDAQ: 041020) is an innovative mobile solution and service company. The company led the mobile web browser market during the feature phone era, providing its solution to phone makers like Samsung and LG. The experience became a cornerstone for the development of Polaris Office, allowing INFRAWARE to again make inroads in the mobile solution market. Additional information about INFRAWARE is available at www.infraware.co.kr / www.polarisoffice.com / www.facebook.com/InfrawareGlobal


Jee-Young Jung
Manager /Product Planning Team
Phone: +822-6190-7568
E-mail: [email protected]

Yoonkun Lee
Senior Manager
Burson-Marsteller Korea
Phone: +822-3782-6459
E-mail: [email protected]

Josephine Chung
Client Executive
Burson-Marsteller Korea
Phone: +822-3782-6452
E-mail: [email protected]


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
The Quantified Economy represents the total global addressable market (TAM) for IoT that, according to a recent IDC report, will grow to an unprecedented $1.3 trillion by 2019. With this the third wave of the Internet-global proliferation of connected devices, appliances and sensors is poised to take off in 2016. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David McLauchlan, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, discussed how the ability to access and analyze the massive volume of streaming data from millio...
In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different...
“Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudBerry Backup is a leading cross-platform cloud backup and disaster recovery solution integrated with major public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They’re called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some ...
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Transparent Cloud Computing (T-Cloud) Consortium will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium (T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data proces...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Niagara Networks will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue an...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Intelligent machines are here. Robots, self-driving cars, drones, bots and many IoT devices are becoming smarter with Machine Learning. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Sudha Jamthe, CEO of IoTDisruptions.com, will discuss the next wave of business disruption at the junction of IoT and AI, impacting many industries and set to change our lives, work and world as we know it.
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Established in 1998, Calsoft is a leading software product engineering Services Company specializing in Storage, Networking, Virtualization and Cloud business verticals. Calsoft provides End-to-End Product Development, Quality Assurance Sustenance, Solution Engineering and Professional Services expertise to assist customers in achieving their product development and business goals. The company's deep domain knowledge of Storage, Virtualization, Networking and Cloud verticals helps in delivering ...
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
OnProcess Technology has announced it will be a featured speaker at @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1 - 3, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. Dan Gettens, OnProcess’ Chief Analytics Officer, will discuss how Internet of Things (IoT) data can be leveraged to predict product failures, improve uptime and slash costly inventory stock. @ThingsExpo is an annual gathering of IoT and cloud developers, practitioners and thought-leaders who exchange ideas and insights on topics ranging from Big Data in...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their online busine...