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Phone.com Delivers Mobile Portal Platform

Phone.com Monday released MyPhone, a new platform that allows network operators to offer their own portal sites for wireless subscribers.

Also included is a set of mobility-centric information services and applications for both PCs and microbrowser-capable wireless phones.

Southern Linc has already licensed MyPhone for commercial use and Clearnet and Sprint PCS are slated to conduct trials of the service this fall.

"We believe that the MyPhone platform will create tremendous value for wireless network operators," said Alain Rossman, chairman and CEO of Phone.com. "As a software infrastructure supplier we are creating an Internet platform for mobile operators around the world."

MyPhone is a complementary tool to Phone.com's (PHCM) WAP-compatible UP.Link(TM) Server Suite.

It is a sign of the company's strategy to spur the convergence of moblie telephony and the Net.

Phone.com hopes the service will increase consumer use of WAP-based services because operators may quickly provide new information services and applications.

The MyPhone package will include a collection of Net services such as news feeds, stock and information databases, e-mail, address book and calendar functionality. The unit can also be customized.

Phone.com is a leading provider of software that enable the delivery of Net-based information services to mass-market wireless phones.