A small UK software company claims it has developed the first software to allow mobile phone users to surf the Web without the need for additional hardware.
STNC Enterprises is aiming the product, called Hitch Hiker, at mobile handset manufacturers that want to offer customers access to Internet information without adding significant costs to the devices.
The company is working with The Technology Partnership, which supplies digital cellular technology for mobile phones, to include Hitch Hiker in the latter's Web Walker mobile phone.
Hitch Hiker requires 250Kbytes of Rom and one Mips of power to enable mobile devices to access the Web. It will fit inside the phone without any additional software needed.
Ram Mokady, STNC's managing director, said Hitch Hiker will enable users to access any Web page including graphics intensive sites.
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