MOBILE INFORMATION DYNAMICS (MID) LAUNCHES COMMERCIAL HORSERACING INFORMATION SERVICE USING PHONE.COM'S UP.LINK SERVER

Using “mobileGet” Handsets equipped with UP.Browser, Subscribers can browse Horseracing Information

Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM), a leading provider of mobile Internet software, applications and services, today announced that Mobile Information Dynamics (MID) has commercially launched its data communications services provided through the Japanese nationwide Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) system and Personal Handyphone System (PHS) network using the Phone.com™ UP.Link™ Server beginning April 1, 2000.

The new service allows Mobile Keiba Information Club (M KIC) subscribers to browse through horseracing-related information using the NTT DoCoMo's "mobileGet" handset, which is WAP-enabled and equipped with Phone.com's UP.Browser™ microbrowser. Members of the Mobile Keiba Information Club (M KIC) will be the first to take advantage of MID's new service.

WAP is an open, global specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services. Phone.com was a founding member of the WAP Forum, the industry association comprising of over 300 member companies. The forum has developed the de-facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones.

"We are delighted to be working with MID using NTT DoCoMo's mobileGet handsets to bring the very popular and well-received horseracing service to subscribers of the Japan Racing Association," said Ben Linder, vice president of marketing for Phone.com. "Now, through the convenience of a mobile phone equipped with a Phone.com UP.Browser microbrowser, subscribers can get horseracing information whenever they want from wherever they are."


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