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DEMO: Visiarc streams mobile e-mail attachments

Newcomer Visiarc is trying to solve an annoying - accessing and sharing large e-mail attachments on underpowered devices on congested networks.

PALM DESERT, CA--Among the many companies pitching at the Demo Spring conference, newcomer Visiarc is trying to solve an annoying problem. In this case, it's accessing and sharing large e-mail attachments on underpowered devices on congested networks.

While those two problems are slowly being solved by hardware-makers and the carriers, Visiarc wants to make the transition a little less painful with an app called Mobile Documents that simply streams in large attachments.

The tool, which is being launched first for Symbian 60 devices, changes the way your phone handles e-mail attachments. It lets users browse attachments page by page in a cover flow-like interface. Then, as users zoom in, it siphons in the data, making things like text and images smoother and sharper.

The app is free and available as a beta for Symbian users to download. The company says versions for other platforms is on the way, though Lindgren did not get into specifics.

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