Californian software house Unwired Planet has won the support of five more telecomms heavyweights in its bid to define a standard for writing mobile phone-friendly Web pages.
Handset manufacturers Alcatel and Siemens join Sema, CMG and network systems supplier Comverse, to use Unwired Planet?s wireless mark-up language (Wap) to create sites which can be browsed using mobile devices.
Unwired Planet helped set up the Wap Forum with Ericsson, Motorola and Nokia to push forward the standard.
Alcatel said it would demonstrate a Wap-based mobile phone at Cebit in March. The One Touch family of phones will feature large graphic display screens, and navigation keys.
Meanwhile Siemens is to use Unwired Planet?s browser software, Up.Browser in its colour screen GSM handsets.
CMG and Sema are to include Unwired Planet?s range of software in the products they sell to the telecomms industry.
Comverse said it is to develop a set of mobile unified messaging applications for the emerging GSM smartphone market. Comverse?s products support voice and fax messaging, text-based short message services, and prepaid services.
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