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DIGITAL MOBILITY RELEASES WAP BROWSER FOR WIRELESS JAVA PHONES

16 March 2001: Mobile Internet products and services developer Digital Mobility (http://www.digimob.com) has released the first version of its WAR (Wireless Application Reader) WAP browser written for Java-enabled phones and PDAs.

Coded specifically for the J2ME Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) flavour of Java optimised for portable devices the early access edition of the WAR (Wireless Application Reader) WAP browser is available for an initial period as a download under a restricted license for registered users of http://www.midletcentral.com - the worlds first repository of MIDlets for wireless Java devices.

As Digital Mobility Limited Technical Director Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel explains: Being entirely written in Java MIDP, the WAR browser acts a just another Java application on the mobile phone. In the very near future we expect browsers to be downloaded to the phone according to customers needs just like downloading a game or other applications. As Mrsic-Flogel points out, Java phone users can use web-based resources like midletcentral.com to search and download applications and utilities on demand, adding features and functionality to their mobile device as and when they are required.

The full release version of the browser will support WMLScript as well as including support for both text and graphics and a browser object layout engine. The company also offers a customisation service, allowing Java wireless device manufacturers to specify their own requirements for differentiated look and feel and WAP browser functionality.

"We are already in licensing discussions with a number of leading device manufacturers and carriers, confirms Mrsic-Flogel, and we hope to see the Digital Mobility WAR WAP browser shipping with a range of wireless devices soon."

Launching the WAR browser for Java phones now gives Digital Mobility across-the-board language support for WAP browsers supporting J2ME MIDP, J2SE, C and C++ WAP stacks. Were delivering effective WAP browser solutions across the widest possible range of mobile platforms, adds Dr Mrsic-Flogel, reflecting the industry shift towards an increasingly diverse range of mobile terminal equipment and system architectures.

About midletcentral
http://www.midletcentral.com is the first ever MIDlet repository on the Internet, where registered users and independent software vendors (ISV) can upload, browse and buy a fast-growing array of MIDlet wireless Java applications. Registered visitors and guests can sample a range of personal and business applications, as well as screen savers and utilities for their Java phones. Also available for FREE download are a range of games and other applications that can run on Java-enabled phones (MIDP) or emulators. All applications can be either downloaded to the users PC and syncd to their mobile terminal, or else downloaded directly to the Java-enabled client device for immediate execution.

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can upload demos and completed applications to the site, midletcentral.com, allowing other users to download, review and report bugs. ISVs will soon be able to upload commercial software and midletcentral.com will act as an online reseller/distributor of third-party Wireless Java software. midletcentral.com visitors will be able to pay online for software downloads, thanks to a secure multicurrency solution developed by Digital Mobility that will allow visitors to view prices of applications in most popular local currencies.

About Digital Mobility Limited
Digital Mobility (http://www.digimob.com) offers business-to-business customers and their end-users a wide range of affordable and secure mobile Internet solutions; enabling them to take full advantage of the business opportunities offered by m-commerce across a full range of mobile platforms spanning GSM, GPRS, i-mode, EDGE and 3G.

Digital Mobility hosts and delivers mobile Internet services and applications via the WirelessHub, its secure server that supports content hosting, user authentication and session management. Hewlett-Packard distributes Digital Mobilitys end-to-end secure m-commerce solution for banking and other financial services customers.

For further information, please contact:

Johan Sjöquist
COO
Digital Mobility Limited
Tel: +44 207 738 1999
[email protected]
http://www.digimob.com


Dr. Janko Mrsic-Flogel
Technical Director
Digital Mobility Limited
Tel: +44 207 738 1999
[email protected]
http://www.digimob.com

For press information, please contact:

Chris Solbé
Digital Mobility Press Office
+44 7956 388798
[email protected]