ThinAirApps Partners With Arriya Solutions To Offer Wireless Applications for Japanese Enterprises

Alliance Pioneers Business Capabilities For iMode Phones

Arriya Solutions, Inc., a provider of mobile Internet solutions targeting the Japanese enterprise market, today announced it has partnered with U.S.-based ThinAirApps, Inc., a pioneering developer of wireless software applications and tools.

While consumer-targeted mobile content and services have grown faster in Japan than anywhere in the world, corporations and their increasingly mobile workforces have largely been underserved. Arriya will use ThinAir Server as a core component of its Arriya UBQ 1.2 mobile applications platform, in order to provide the first open, extensible solution for real-time access to enterprise groupware such as Microsoft Exchange Server(R) and Lotus(R) Domino Server, from any wireless device, and to power customized applications suited to Japan's highly mobile workstyle.

Arriya UBQ 1.2, a mobile applications platform built upon ThinAir technology, will enable real-time access to enterprise email, calendars, address books, tasks and other essential information from any Palm-Powered(TM), Sharp Zaurus-based or Pocket PC wireless handheld, Internet-enabled mobile phones including iMode phones and even Internet-based car navigation systems. Arriya will extend the power of the ThinAir Server by developing essential localized features, including coordinate-based mapping, and print-to-fax and voicemail attachments functionality. Arriya will also be developing applications for Java-enabled mobile handsets, which are now making an impact on the Japanese device market.

"Until now, wireless applications in Japan have been built primarily for entertainment and consumer purposes," notes Andrew Breen, vice president of business development at ThinAirApps. "Together, ThinAirApps and Arriya are building technologies to further the possibilities for Japan's mobile workforce."

"Our partnership with ThinAirApps represents a major step in our growth," says Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa, Arriya's founder and interim CEO. "ThinAir technology has been proven through deployments at so many major companies around the world, and their mobile email access application alone has more than 40,000 users. ThinAirApps has been quick to understand the imbalance in the mobile enterprise marketplace in Japan. Demand among our existing network of systems integration and sales partners for these kinds of tools has been strong. We therefore expect to launch aggressively and quickly establish significant share in the enterprise market."

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