Speedy Tomato UK Licenses Wapaw Searchable Mobile Internet Directory
London, 31 May: Calaba Ltd and Speedy Tomato UK today announced that Calaba
s searchable mobile Internet directory, Wapaw, is available on Speedy Tomato
UKs multi-access mobile Internet portal, wap.speedytomato.co.uk.
The Wapaw wireless directory offers users access to a growing directory of more than 3,500 sites of wireless content, as well as the unique ability to customise the directory of WAP sites according to an individuals chosen language, location, interests and content type, offering customers relevant info with minimal effort.
Speedy Tomato UK (www.speedytomato.co.uk), owned by Telia, the Swedish mobile and fixed line operator with extensive interests in many countries, is the UK arm of the European mobile Internet portal. Speedy Tomato offers instant access to the news, e-mail, SMS, calendars, financial services, weather, sports, games and more.
"This is a significant success for Calaba as it demonstrates that Wapaw, the leading wireless search and directory service, is an attractive product to wireless portal operators who want to offer the widest choice of relevant content to their customers," said Eoin Licken, Business Development Manager for Calaba. "Speedy Tomatos end users are set to benefit from highly relevant, customisable search and directory services, and can look forward to accessing the whole world of quality wireless content through our services on Speedy Tomatos portal."
"Wapaw is going to offer Speedy Tomato customers an in-depth directory service that embraces the Speedy Tomato philosophy of providing easy to use and helpful tools," said Scott Goodwin, Managing Director for Speedy Tomato. "Wapaw is an innovative service that we will be presenting to provide the best levels of service for our subscribers."
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About Speedy Tomato AB
Established in September 2000, Speedy Tomato AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telia, a Sweden-based international communication and Internet company. Speedy Tomato AB is a pan-European, multi-access wireless mobile portal that can be accessed using the web, WAP or PDA.
About Calaba Limited
A leader in the mobile portal revolution, Calaba is establishing itself as a
rapidly expanding company. Founded in April 2000 by mobile Internet
pioneers James Carlyle and Ian Davis, Calaba supplies clients with WAP
search engine and directory services through the Wapaw suite of products.
Wapaw, the leading unbranded WAP site search engine and directory, offers an exclusive semantic classification system that includes classification by languages, subject and geography. The number of unique domain names on the directory exceeds 3,500 and the search engine indexes over 1.1 million pages, both covering over 20 languages. These products enable mobile-portal operators to focus on building strong relationships with their customers, rather than on creating the actual services. Calaba is also developing new products and will continue to introduce leading edge information management products as the market evolves.
For further information on Speedy Tomato:
Sarah Mines or Matt Rowntree
GBC Consumer Technology
Tel: 020 8322 1922
email: sarahm/[email protected]
For further information on Wapaw and Calaba:
Tel: 020 7689 9235
email: [email protected]