|Phone.com UP.Browser Update in Japan|
Posted: 11-Jan-2000 [Source: Phone.com Press Release]
[The UP.Browser(tm) is currently being ported to over 50 phone models and will be used by Japan's largest carrier NTT DoCoMo.]
Tokyo -- The Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM) developed UP.Browser(tm) has been accepted by over 29 handset manufacturing companies world wide and is currently being ported to over 50 distinct phone models for all major digital standards, including CDMA, GSM, PDC, PHS, and TDMA. In November 1999, NTT DoCoMo of Japan announced "mobileGet", the company's PDC and PHS terminals equipped with Phone.com's UP.Browser.
"Phone.com provides products to telecommunications carriers all over the world. This is a significant milestone that the UP.Browser microbrowser software will be used on "mobileGet" terminals from NTT DoCoMo, the largest mobile communications carrier in Japan," said Ben Linder, vice president of marketing for Phone.com. "Phone.com believes this is a great step to expand opportunities to provide Japanese users with information delivered based on a global standard."
Phone.com's UP.Browser is a WAP-compatible microbrowser that is designed and optimized for mass-market wireless telephones. Using UP.Browser, wireless subscribers can access Web-based information and services that are hosted on network operators' or third-party Web servers. Due to its open and highly portable architecture, UP.Browser can be embedded into different types of wireless telephones and utilize each mobile phone's specific display and input characteristics, such as graphical displays and programmable keys. UP.Browser, combined with each phone's existing user interface software, gives network operators a way to reach subscribers and add innovative services, with seamless integration of voice and data services.
Phone.com provides handset manufacturers with core and interface modules, which they adapt to existing phone models, greatly reducing their R&D investment. Handset manufacturers can optimize the integration of the UP.Browser into their wireless handsets with the technical assistance, documentation and tools of Phone.com's OEM support organization.
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