PHONE.COM LAUNCHES LOCALIZED RESOURCES FOR WAP DEVELOPERS IN JAPAN
Phone.com Delivers Localized Web Site, Seminars and Training
TOKYO, Japan (November 15, 1999)
Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM) today announced the availability of a localized Phone.comô Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) developer Web site with resources and support for Japanese developers. In addition to the Phone.com developer Web site, The Phone.com corporate Web site has also been localized and features information about Phone.com, its product family and its partners, as well as a wide variety of services and news. Along with the resources found on the Web sites, Phone.com will also provide WAP business seminars and WML developers training in Japan.
"I believe enhanced WAP support for content developers will help all Japanese developers build more attractive WAP-compliant sites and applications," said Kazuhiko Ishii, general manager of Phone.com Japan. "The Japanese developers who endeavor to expand their Web sites and applications by making them available in the HDML and WML languages, will be able to take advantage of significant business opportunities targeted at an extensive list of customers worldwide."
"Providing localized WAP-based solutions to the Japanese market is indispensable in helping developers and network customers understand the value of the Phone.com technology," said Ben Linder, vice president for marketing at Phone.com. "The resources available from Phone.com will help Japanese developers successfully provide the innovative content and applications that today's wireless subscribers want and need."
The Phone.com developer Web site can be found at http://updev.phone.com/ja/ and the Phone.com corporate Web site can be found at http://www.phone.com/japan/home.html. A WAP business seminar will be held on December 16th in Tokyo, Japan.
Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHCM) is a leading provider of software and services that enable the delivery of Internet-based services to mass-market wireless telephones. Using its software, wireless subscribers have access to Internet- and corporate intranet-based services, including Email, news, stocks, weather, travel and sports. In addition, subscribers have access via their wireless telephones to network operators' intranet-based telephony services, which may include over-the-air activation, call management, billing history information, pricing plan subscription and voice message management. Phone.com is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has regional offices in London, Belfast and Tokyo. Visit http://www.phone.com for more information.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, Phone.com's limited operating history, potential fluctuations in Phone.com's operating results, uncertainties related to the Phone.com's long sales cycle and reliance on a small number of customers, Phone.com's dependence on the acceptance of its products by network operators and wireless subscribers, Phone.com's ability to adequately address the rapidly-evolving market for delivery of Internet-based services through wireless telephones, the need to achieve widespread integration of Phone.com's browser in wireless telephones, competition from companies with substantially greater financial, technical, marketing and distribution resources and the ability of Phone.com to manage a complex set of engineering, marketing and distribution relationships. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Phone.com's Form 10K dated September 24, 1999 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.