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Deja.com Takes Comparison Shopping Wireless

Comparison shopping company Deja.com Inc. launched a wireless application of its Precision Buying Service, an online resource for researching and buying products.

The company also announced a multi-channel distribution strategy highlighted by an agreement with OmniSky Corp., provider of a wireless Internet service for handheld devices such as the Palm V.

OmniSky launched a new wireless e-mail and Internet service that provides consumers with the entirety of the Web under one unified user interface, access to existing e-mail accounts, a modem solution for Palm V users and flat-rate pricing.

Deja.com's wireless Precision Buying Service features in-depth product specifications, ratings and reviews that highlight consumers' real-world experiences with products, and a product-based comparison shopping service that provides merchant pricing and availability. The company's wireless application also supplies a toll-free telephone number that enables consumers to immediately purchase products anywhere.

"Consumers still do much of their shopping in bricks-and-mortar stores and can now access crucial buying information away from their desktops," said Tom Phillips, president and chief executive officer of Deja.com. Palm VII users can download the wireless Precision Buying Service by visiting the Palm site at www.palm.net. The application also will be available as part of OmniSky's wireless Internet and e-mail service.

Consumers also can access the Precision Buying Service wireless application from the Deja.com Web site here.

Deja.com Inc. provides two powerful Web-based services -- the Precision Buying Service, and a Usenet discussion service.