Knowledge Supports WAP
Other Industry Leaders to Support Internet-basedStandard for Wireless
Mobile Devices and Services
DIEGO — August 2, 1999 — Wireless
Knowledge LLC, a joint venture company between Microsoft
Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM), today
announced its membership to the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Forum, an industry association comprising more than 125 companies
focused on the growth of the wireless market and unified
interoperability among digital mobile phones and other wireless
terminals. Maintaining its commitment to support existing and future
standards, Wireless Knowledge today emphasizes its support for the
wireless application protocol, an open and global specification for
wireless and telephony services.
are excited to have Wireless Knowledge join WAP Forum,” said Chuck
Parrish, vice chairman of the WAP Forum and executive vice president
of Phone.com Inc. “Wireless
Knowledge and the WAP Forum have a common goal — to empower mobile
users with wireless and mobile devices that easily access and interact
with key information.”
Knowledge’s premier wireless data offering, the Revolv service, is
available now on an OEM basis to wireless carriers, mobile data
providers and strategic partners.
Wireless Knowledge has working relationships with a portfolio of leading wireless
carriers and is currently pursuing other strategic alliances with
computing, software and telecommunications companies.
availability from the first carrier partners is expected in Summer
About WAP Forum
Forum is an industry association that has developed a world standard
for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile
phones and other wireless terminals.
Handset manufacturers representing more than 95 percent of the
all technologies have committed to shipping WAP-enabled devices.
Carriers representing nearly 100 million subscribers worldwide
have joined WAP. These
commitments will put tens of millions of WAP-browser-enabled products
by the end of 2000. For more information on the WAP Forum, please visit the
website at www.wapforum.org.
About Wireless Knowledge
Wireless Knowledge LLC, is a joint venture between Microsoft and
QUALCOMM. The company has
developed a wireless data service, the RevolvSM service,
which extends the reach of collaborative computing into the wireless
environment thus enabling pervasive computing on any Internet appliance.
Based on existing and future standards, the Revolv service offers
secure access to productivity and information services using any airlink
with any Internet-ready device. For
more information on Wireless Knowledge, please visit www.wirelessknowledge.com.
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