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Calaba Ltd Joins Openwave Developer Alliance Program

Wapaw Search and Directory Service Available to Mobile Subscribers on Openwave Platform

London, 24 July 2001 Calaba Limited, the leading provider of wireless data discovery tools, is pleased to announce its membership in the Openwave Developer Alliance Program. Calaba operates Wapaw, the worlds most advanced location- and language-specific wireless search engine and directory service, which is sold unbranded to wireless portal operators globally.

The alliance with Openwave, the worlds leading provider of mobile Internet infrastructure software, underlines Wapaws compliance with the most advanced mobile browser technology, and offers Calaba an exciting opportunity to introduce its XML-based information-discovery tools and services to Openwaves many carrier customers globally.

"We are enjoying working closely with Openwave to introduce new search and directory services, which will enhance the wireless experience for users of the Openwave Mobile Browser WAP edition," said Eoin Licken, Business Development Manager at Calaba.

"Calaba has the most advanced information-discovery services, and Openwave has a unique microbrowser interface for linking mobile phone users to the Internet or corporate intranets. Openwaves product offering and the Wapaw search and directory service allow wireless portal operators to offer their customers unparalleled access to highly relevant and highly usable wireless data sites."

The Wapaw directory allows users to browse and/or search for wireless sites relevant to their location and subject preferences, while the Openwave Mobile Browser WAP edition features graphics and usability features to simplify browsing on mobile phones. This presents wireless operators with matchless opportunities to derive additional revenues from the deployment of re-brandable services on their portals.

The Openwave Developer Alliance Program has two aims: to promote the concept of wireless information access, and to coordinate the exchange of ideas and information among Developer Alliances, other companies developing wireless Internet products and services, and Openwaves wireless network operators. Calaba joins a growing list of Developer Alliances that includes content providers and application developers using the Openwave product family. For more information about Openwave, please visit their Website at http://www.openwave.com.

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About Calaba Limited
At Calaba, we produce exciting and innovative technology that makes the wireless web usable. We run one of the worlds most comprehensive WAP search engines and directories and have developed a unique directory of WAP and XML sites using a proprietary Semantic Classification system. Called Wapaw, this technology is designed and built by specialist engineers and editors. It classifies data effectively and intelligently to deliver highly relevant and focused information to mobile portal users. 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. Wapaw search and smart directory is a commercial wireless application service available to portal owners and operators, who can re-brand and re-configure it according to their users preferences.

Calaba continues to introduce leading edge information management products for the mobile industry as the market evolves. For more information about Calaba, please visit our website at

For more information please contact:
Eoin Licken
Business Development Manager
Calaba Ltd
4 Pear Tree Court
London EC1R 0DS
Phone: +44 20 7689-9235
Email: [email protected]

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