Phone.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHCM), and SUNDAY, Hong Kong's largest PCS network operator, today announced that SUNDAY has licensed the Phone.com Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-compatible UP.Link Server 4.0. Under the terms of the agreement, SUNDAY will use its Phone.com software license to provide new wireless Internet service offerings to its Hong Kong mobile customers.
Using Phone.com software, SUNDAY will be able to transform handsets into wireless Internet appliances in Hong Kong. With the WAP solution from Phone.com, SUNDAY will bring the Internet to the hands of its subscribers. Not only will its subscribers be able to leverage the richness of Internet content, SUNDAY will also be providing a wide range of WAP services, such as Info-On-Demand services (e.g. financial news, weather, etc.), and Personal Information Management services (e.g. mobile email, personal organizer, scheduler, etc.). Furthermore, SUNDAY will deliver Mobile Commerce for its subscribers together with numerous innovative and exciting services.
These new SUNDAY services can be accessed through mobile phones equipped with a WAP-compatible microbrowser such as the Phone.com UP.Browser microbrowser.
"Our partnership and commercial agreement with Phone.com represents a major breakthrough in achieving access to Internet-based information via mobile phones in Hong Kong, and in Greater China in the future." Said Mr. Craig Ehrlich, Group Managing Director of SUNDAY in Hong Kong. "We are extremely pleased to team up with Phone.com as this leading global company has the same innovative drive, brand philosophy and vision as SUNDAY."
"Our commercial agreement with SUNDAY further illustrates that Phone.com continues to successfully execute on its strategy to partner with world class telecommunications companies to bring Internet content and services to wireless networks worldwide." Said Tony Miranzadeh, Phone.com's Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Asia Pacific and Latin America. "Phone.com's state-of-the-art WAP technology and commercialization know-how combined with SUNDAY's renowned creative marketing, innovative services and proven track record will ensure rapid delivery of the best of the Internet to SUNDAY wireless users in Hong Kong."
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