The first trial product modifying Panasonic's G600 with an integrated UP.Browser will
be demonstrated at the CeBit '99 Trade Show, March 18-24, 1999 in Hannover, Germany, at
the Panasonic Exhibit (Hall 1, Stand 6c-2).
"As a member of the WAP Forum board of directors, MCI is committed to and supports
the development and global use of WAP," said Eiichirou Murata, Director of Multimedia
Communications Development Center. "With UP, we can seamlessly implement advanced
technologies to position MCI as a dynamic leader with rapid time to market and leading
"UP is pleased to be working with Panasonic to integrate our WAP-compatible
microbrowser in digital wireless mobile phones," said Alain Rossmann, Chairman and
CEO of Unwired Planet (now Phone.com). "Time to market will be important as wireless
network operators move to deploy WAP-compatible network services. By working together,
Panasonic and UP are well positioned to offer innovative products with WAP
Panasonic is the leading supplier of PDC and PHS handsets for the Japanese market, as
well as a leading supplier of GSM handsets. Panasonic is focused on satisfying consumers
and working closely with leading operators worldwide to satisfy their requirements with
innovative displays, advanced easy-to-use features and reasonable prices. Panasonic
handsets will provide the compelling wireless information access capabilities that network
operators want to deploy across multiple airlink standards.
As a leading supplier offering WAP-ready servers and microbrowsers across multiple
airlink standards, UP offers a flexible, comprehensive and mature platform for delivering
valued added telephony applications and wireless Internet access. UP's WAP-compatible
microbrowser technology can be implemented across entire product lines, without adding to
the cost or size of handset form factors.
UP's open software platform allows operators to lower costs and differentiate services
offerings, through the continual introduction of new features and functionality, which
directly benefit consumers. The rich functionality of UP-enabled phones will drive
consumers to expect a browser in every handset.
Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd. (MCI) is an affiliate of Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd., and specializes in telecommunications, measuring, audio-visual
systems, and automotive electronics. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. founded in
Osaka 80 years ago, has grown into one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality
electronic and electric equipment, serving consumer, industrial and business markets.
Matsushita's products are sold under such brand names as Panasonic, National, Technics and
Quasar in over 180 countries. For more information on Matsushita or Panasonic, visit http://www.panasonic.co.jp/ and http://www.panasonic.co.jp/mci.
About Unwired Planet (now Phone.com)
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA, with operations in the UK and Japan, Unwired Planet
(now Phone.com), Inc. is a leading supplier of open standards based servers and
microbrowsers to the wireless Internet industry. UP provides an open software platform
that delivers secure, scalable and live interactive applications and information services
to wireless handsets. The UP.Link™ Platform, commercially available since 1996, empowers
mobile subscribers with interactive live access to information and value-added
applications, such as Email and Personal Organizer. UP is a founding member of the WAP
Forum, as well as a contributor to the emerging WAP worldwide standard. The company is
privately held. Visit UP on the Web at www.uplanet.com®
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