Gwabbit launches free version of automated contact manager for BlackBerry

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gwabbitGwabbit is announcing today that it is launching a free version of its automatic contact manager, starting with BlackBerry phones.

The app is exclusively available through the BlackBerry App World download store. The software searches and identifies contacts embedded in emails and then adds or updates that information on your BlackBerry Contacts with a single click. The free version includes an alert feature that informs contacts via email when their contact information has been added to a friend or colleague’s address book using Gwabbit. The information is particularly valuable for sales and business development.

The paid version of Gwabbit has been the No. 1 paid productivity app in the App World store for 12 consecutive weeks, said Todd Miller, founder and president of Gwabbit. The paid version for BlackBerry is $9.99, while the paid version for Outlook is $19.99. Gwabbit was also a recent DEMOgod award winner.

The company was founded in 2008 and was formerly known as Technicopia. It has 10 employees and has sold about 100,000 downloads. In August, the company said it was profitable. It’s planning to release a version of its app for the Motorola Droid phone on Verizon Wireless in the first quarter of 2010. A BlackBerry enterprise server version is also coming.

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