Sendo announced today its first wave of applications being developed by third party developers for the Sendo multimedia Z100 Smartphone. The applications being developed range from well-known games like Versaly's 'The Untouchables Pin Ball', various titles from Germany based Mobile Scope and Midway's smash hit arcade classic 'Defender', to business applications like Word, PowerPoint and Excel viewers.
The Z100 Smartphone's large colour screen and the processing power of the device make it an ideal phone for games and multimedia entertainment.
Sendo expects to be able to offer at launch games like 'The Untouchables Pin Ball' and a range of games from Mobile Scope. The Swiss company Incagold is porting their award winning 'Slamtilt', pinball machine.
Ideaworks3D will introduce its critically acclaimed 'Rebound!'. This is the first in a series of games using Ideaworks3D's Segundo mobile gaming middleware, which is being used by leading game publishers to bring a large catalogue of major gaming brands to the Z100 Smartphone.
As part of their wireless gaming strategy, mobile entertainment company Terra Mobile-iobox will publish Midway's retro classic 'Defender' for the Z100. It is anticipated that more titles are to follow this year, with increased wireless functionality.
US based Hexacto, also developer of Versaly's 'The Untouchables Pin Ball' and Terra Mobile-iobox' 'Defender', has fully committed to the platform and plans to release 20 Smartphone titles in 2002, among them a multiplayer Casino game, 'Tennis Addict' and 'Ring a Bell', a multiplayer trivia game show based on ring tones.
Other games Sendo expects include Pixel Technologies' 'MobilePlay 1', an online multiplayer games pack powered by Pixel's JIVE technology. The games pack includes multiplayer Chess, Checkers, Poker, Spades, Backgammon and Reversi, all of which are compatible and playable on multiple platforms via Pixel's JIVE servers.
Also Fathammer's X-Forge 3D Game Engine, which allows games developers to produce very high-quality graphics games, is expected to be available. Last month, Sendo also licensed Tao's Group intent multimedia Java platform, which opens the device up for Java J2ME MIDP compliant applications and titles from the well-known, vast Amiga entertainment catalogue. Amiga Anywhere enables applications to run on a broad range of processors or operating systems including Smartphone 2002 and Sendo's Z100.
For business users applications are being developed for the Z100 Smartphone to incorporate Word, Excel, ZIP, PowerPoint and PDF viewers. Sendo is working with a number of enterprise software solutions companies on specific enterprise software programmes. Also, specifically for business users, within the accessory range, a foldable keyboard will be offered.