"Go2 Systems Inc., the originator of Go2(TM), the first global addressing and locator system designed for the Internet and portable devices, Wednesday announced more than 300 topic-specific Web sites are now available from any Web-enabled mobile phone.
"The Go2 Web sites, called Go2 NetGates, uniquely deliver proximity-ranked listings of more than 11 million real-world stores and destinations. This provides mobile users with the most relevant, local merchant information, such as turn-by-turn directions, store hours, specials and details on where to park, all now available from their Internet-enabled mobile phone.
"Based on the company's patented World Geographic Reference System (WGRS(TM)) technology, Go2 is designed specifically for devices with limited key pads, storage, bandwidth and display space. Go2's technology is also compatible with the wireless applications protocol (WAP), an open, global specification enabling access to information and services using wireless devices.
"Go2's 300 NetGates represent a significant portion of the U.S. Web sites currently available via wireless Internet access and the company plans to develop as many as 2,000 additional WAP-ready sites.
"Go2's fast ramp to mobile phone-ready sites is accredited to our patented addressing and locator system and focus on providing precise location-based information to Web-enabled portable devices," said Lee Hancock, founder and president of Go2 Systems Inc.
"Our Web sites enable users to seamlessly find, navigate to and transact business with real-world locations -- bringing the power of the Internet to a user's mobile phone."
Go2's location-based services and information will be offered through other channels, including other Web sites and various mobile platform providers, such as Phone.com (Nasdaq:PHCM).
"Go2 has significantly increased the availability of location-based information to the mobile user -- an important factor in the evolution of Web-enabled mobile phones," said Ben Linder, vice president of marketing of Phone.com.