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Bilingual Portal for Wireless Devices Announced

Mobile Planet of Hong Kong is entering the suddenly crowded mobile portal arena with a unique twist.

The company's new wireless portal, dubbed "WAPHead" will be the first to support both English and Chinese languages, the vendor claims. The portal will support Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-compliant mobile phones and handhelds.

The company said that the portal now is in trials and will be available in September. Mobile Planet also said it plans to develop new applications and information contents for the third generation (3G) wireless communication.

A wide range of companies, including Ericsson, Lucent, Nextel and AvantGo have launched Web portals designed specifically for users of Net devices.