Announcing the Immediate Availability of the New Turbo™ Products

By: John Kaster

Abstract: The Developer Tools Group of Borland Software announced the immediate availability of its new line of Turbo™ products


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Borland Software Corporation


Julie Tangen

Kulesa Public Relations


  The Developer Tools Group of Borland Software Announces the Immediate Availability of the New Turbo™ Products

CUPERTINO, Calif. — September 5, 2006 — Today, the Developer Tools Group of Borland Software announced the immediate availability of its new line of Turbo™ products, offering low-cost, rapid application development capabilities for students, hobbyist developers, occupational developers and individual professionals. Turbo Delphi® for Win32®, Turbo Delphi for .NET, Turbo C++ and Turbo C# are single language versions of Borland Developer Studio, a development environment for Microsoft® Windows® and .NET applications.

The Turbo products combine easy learning with significant productivity gains, providing a fun and accessible environment for developers to rapidly build high performance GUI, Database, Web, and Web Services applications for Microsoft Windows. Turbo Delphi for .NET and Turbo C# also support the Microsoft .NET and ASP.NET platforms. Turbo Delphi, Turbo Delphi for .NET, Turbo C++ and Turbo C# are available immediately in English, French, German and Japanese. For more information, development tips and ideas, or to purchase the Turbo products, visit

Each Turbo product is available in two editions:

  • Turbo Explorer editions, available as a free download, are fixed, all-in-one solutions that let programmers learn and develop in a single language and platform environment.
  • Turbo Professional editions, priced at US$399, are extensible and customizable with over 200 pre-built drag-and-drop components. They are also designed to accept any of thousands of compatible third-party tools, components and plug-ins.

Academic pricing discounts are available to make the Turbo products more accessible to students and educational institutions for cost-effective software development training and education. Student and academic pricing for the Turbo Professional editions begins under US$100.

Robert F. Teitel, a professor in the statistics department at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., recognized the potential value of Turbo for his students’ education. “The new Turbo products suggest renewed vigor in the continued development and support of the Delphi line of software development environments,” said Teitel. “Of course, I’m personally very excited about the return of the free, downloadable explorer version – which I’ve always called the “student edition” – of the single personality products. I’m planning to teach a multi-lingual [Delphi and C++ for the Win32 platform] introductory computer science course this fall using BDS2006 in the computer laboratory, and anticipate that my students will download the matching explorer editions.”

“The enthusiastic response to Turbo’s return has been overwhelming from professional developers, hobbyists and educators around the globe,” commented David Intersimone, vice president of developer relations and chief evangelist of Borland’s Developer Tools Group.

About the Developers Tools Group

The Developers Tools Group at Borland delivers innovative, high-productivity development tools for a wide spectrum of software developers ranging from individuals to enterprise teams. Products enable developers to freely develop on their platform of choice while focusing on simplifying complex technologies and tasks so they can concentrate on application design, not infrastructure, to ensure on-time project delivery.

About Borland

Founded in 1983, Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) is the global leader in Software Delivery Optimization. The company provides the software and services that align the people, processes and technology required to maximize the business value of software. To learn more about delivering quality software, on time and within budget, visit:

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Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the potential benefits to be derived from Borland Turbo products. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in Borland’s ability to deliver its products and services, software errors or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.


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