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Orbit – A New Social Phonebook Application

Trilibis Mobile, an innovative developer of mobile search and social networking applications, today announced Orbit™, the first cross-platform, cross-network, cross-device mobile social phonebook that cleverly organizes all of your communication channels: voice, text, e-mail and social networking.
The application has two unique differentiators that provide users with an enhanced experience. The Inner Orbit feature lets users choose which contacts to follow closely and helps users create additional orbits for each social circle. With its Social Volume control, Orbit empowers users to manage the level of communication received by allowing them to decide how often and how much information they receive from their orbits.
“In today’s hyper-connected world, we utilize several different channels and methods to access e-mail, call colleagues, text our friends, update Facebook and more. The massive amount of information in many different places creates an enormous challenge for users,” said Alex Panelli, CEO of Trilibis Mobile. “We created Orbit — the next evolution of the phonebook — to make it easy to gather, organize and communicate with your contacts and social circles. Orbit delivers a significant improvement of the essential phone book functions plus more: connect via multiple mediums with one touch, receive consolidated social network feeds and manage the flow of social information with the Social Volume control.”
Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use
Orbit was designed with a simple and fast one-step setup process. With the click of a button Orbit synchronizes with the device’s existing phonebook. The Inner Orbit feature enables users to choose and follow a select group of contacts more closely. They also have the option of creating additional orbits to follow more contacts via Facebook and Twitter as well.
Orbit offers over-the-air updates for a seamless integration of content in real time and users can be assured that the native address book will always remain on their device — so there is never any threat of losing existing contact information stored on the phone.
Summary of Key Features
— Improved Core Controls — Use your Orbit phonebook just like your
existing phonebook: make calls, send text messages and e-mails. Orbit
includes an enhanced A-to-Z scrolling feature to greatly improve the
navigation of contacts on touch screen devices.
— Orbits — Create an “Inner Orbit” for your closest friends. Add
additional Orbits such as college friends, colleagues or family members,
making it easy and convenient to keep track of everyone’s updates.
— Social Volume — With Orbit’s unique “Social Volume” control, you can
control the level of communication from your groups of contacts whether by
time of day, day of week, type of feed, birthdays, etc.
— Connected Phonebook — Rest assured! Orbit’s contact information is
always updating so you will always be “in the know.” Orbit organizes and
consolidates your contacts and auto-generates a favorites list based on the
people you communicate with the most.

Pricing and Availability
Orbit will be free of charge and will soon be available for iPhone and BlackBerry devices in Q4 2009. A version for the Android platform will be available in early 2010 and for other platforms (including feature phones) thereafter.
About Trilibis Mobile
Trilibis Mobile was founded in 2002 with the goal of enhancing social interaction using mobile devices. In 2003 Trilibis launched the first mobile social networking experience in the U.S. across several networks, including Verizon Wireless and Alltel. Soon after, Trilibis created SmartPath® Mobile Publishing Solution, which greatly simplified the process of extending the application across a broad number of technologies, networks and devices. Trilibis then brought its social networking services to additional carriers and continues to work directly with carriers on marketing and sponsorship programs like NASCAR, NFL and American Idol. Trilibis’ content partners include several well-known consumer web brands including Citysearch, Evite, Match, Ask and Yelp. For more information about Trilibis, please visit
Using its in-depth knowledge of mobile consumers and their social networking and mobile search needs, Trilibis has created Orbit, the first social phonebook that puts the user in control so they get the insider knowledge on their people whenever, wherever and however they want it. To get the latest updates about Orbit, please visit

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