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Brother UK, the printing technology specialist, is launching the world's first iPhone app that allows users to scan to and print from their mobile phones.

Brother iPrint&Scan is free to download and allows customers to wirelessly print from and scan to their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad - with a compatible printer from Brother's latest inkjet multifunction printer range.

The first and only company to develop an app that performs both these tasks, Brother is providing customers with a unique feature to maximise further the functionality of their printers.

The mobile application, developed in response to the ever-growing popularity of smart phones and the development of more advanced handheld devices e.g. the iPad, is released and ready to be downloaded now.

Phil Jones, sales and marketing director at Brother UK, says: "Smart phones are becoming an essential modern day business tool and we are pleased to be able to offer even more convenient features for our customers."

All of Brother's latest inkjet multifunction printers introduced from 2009 onwards that have a wireless interface will be fully compatible with the application. Models with network interface are also compatible when connecting to a wireless network.

Brother is developing similar versions of the app for other types of smart phone including Google-based Android 1.6 handsets and above.

Phil adds: "iPhone users have been waiting for an app like this for quite some time. We're really pleased to be at the forefront of innovative printing technology, providing businesses with the means to succeed."

The application has been initially launched in English, with plans to introduce French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Dutch versions by the end of 2010. For more information, or to download the Brother iPrint&Scan app for free, visit http://itunes.apple.com/app/brother-iprint-scan/id382775642?mt=8.

ENDS

Issued on behalf of Brother by Citypress. For more information, please contact James Crawford on 0161 235 0330 or email [email protected]

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