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Referenced this recent (Oct 5 99) ERICY release in a post. Here's the full release:Ericsson makes WAP client widely available under favorable conditionsEricsson today announced that they will make available their WAP 1.1 client atfavorable conditions to device manufacturers, operators, applicationdevelopers and other WAP players. By this offering, developers will get accessto reliable and interoperable WAP stack and stimulate deployment of WAPservices."This initiative is about openness, interoperability and mobility," says JanAhrenbring, Vice President Marketing and Communications at Ericsson MobileCommunications. "The combination of consumer terminals, applicationsdevelopment and systems make Ericsson the most complete WAP supplier."Ericsson started the WAP Forum and is a main force behind the WAPspecifications and the evolution to W3C and 3G compliance. Today, Ericsson areproviding customers a head start in WAP by offering handsets, portals,management consultants for launching of services, applications, developers,gateways for any 2G system, GPRS, or 3G system, gateways for enterprises andfinancial institutions, development tools and professional services includingtraining. Ericsson has also established a worldwide WAP consultingorganization within Ericsson Business Consulting. In the beginning of nextyear this organization will engage around 400 highly qualified and experiencedpeople.No other manufacturer has so far announced such a broad range of WAP-devicesas Ericsson. On September 22 this year, Ericsson unveiled its third WAPproduct, the R320 mobile telephone. Earlier this year, Ericsson announced theWAP-enabled R380 smart phone, which will be in market during the first quarter2000. Already in the market is the MC218, an WAP-enabled mobile companion thatwas the first WAP-product ever to hit the market. In 2000, a majority ofEricsson phones will be WAP-enabled.Ericsson is fully committed to the WAP 1.1 specification and all products arefollowing this standard. In order to secure a successful launch of the WAPtechnology, Ericsson has established an interoperability center where theyhave already finished interoperability testing with major WAP vendors.Ericsson installed the first WAP 1.1 compliant system already in June 1999.Today more than 20 WAP 1.1 compliant WAP solutions, including gateways, havebeen delivered to customers for GSM, TDMA and CDMA systems.Today, a web site dedicated to explain WAP technology and benefits will belaunched, at www.ericsson.com/WAP. The site will also include the Developer'sZone for companies and people interested in developing and maintaining WAPsites.Ericsson is the leading provider in the new telecoms world, withcommunications solutions that combine telecom and datacom technologies withfreedom of mobility for the user. With more than 100,000 employees in 140countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for its customers - networkoperators, service providers, enterprises and consumers - the world over.Please visit Ericsson's Press Room at: http://www.ericsson.se/pressroom
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