MID Brings WAP-based Horseracing Information to Mobile Phones, Inc. (NASDAQ:PHCM), a leading provider of software that enables the delivery of Internet-based services to mass-market wireless telephones, today announced that Mobile Information Dynamics (MID) will offer a WAP-(Wireless Application Protocol) based service provided through the Japanese nationwide PDC and PHS network using the™ UP.Link™ WAP Gateway. This service allows subscribers of horse racing information to browse through related information at their convenience using WAP-compatible mobile phones equipped with's UP.Browser™.

MID, the mobile information service provider financed by ITOCHU Corporation, Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd., NTT DoCoMo Inc. and others will install and operate the UP.Link WAP Gateway and manage the WML content services associated with this service. MID will aggregate a wealth of content relevant to horse racing fans and has set up a variety of online databases related to horse racing in order to provide a full range of services to subscribers. The service is expected to start in April 2000.

Masato Mori, president of MID, said "MID is currently engaged in creating an exciting WAP-based service. Similar to this service, we plan to develop other services where users can easily and quickly access a variety of useful information via their mobile phones."

Chuck Parrish,'s executive vice president, said, " is pleased that MID is deploying our products and is providing an exciting new service based on global standards to the Japanese market. We continue to contribute to the proliferation of WAP by providing users with the state-of-the-art technology and solutions. "

The UP.Link Server Suite™ provides for the delivery of WML content to any WAP handset, as well as backward compatibility, with existing HDML content for these handsets, giving network operators the ability to support the broadest selection of wireless Internet applications available. The UP.Link Server Suite also enables interactive information services and applications, including Email, Visual Voicemail™, Personal Organizer and Electronic Customer Care. Since 1997,'s solutions have been licensed to over 50 of the network operators worldwide.