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Breakaway Solutions, Aligo Plan Wireless B2B Apps

Breakaway Solutions Inc., a provider of integrated strategy, e-business implementation and application hosting solutions signed a letter of intent with mobile commerce solutions provider and wireless ASP Aligo Inc. to jointly offer mobile commerce solutions.

The solutions would be aimed at extending established B2B e-commerce businesses from the desktop to wireless devices.

Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"We believe mobile commerce will become a critical complement of e- commerce infrastructure," said Vijay Manwani, chief technology officer of Breakaway Solutions . "Aligo's Multiplatform Mobile Server software will serve as the foundation on which Breakaway Solutions and Aligo will build B2B wireless applications."

Breakaway Solutions operates 11 data centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Aligo's technology supports Palm devices, cellular and WAP phones, and pagers. The technology is designed to support, on a "plug-and-play" basis, future wireless devices, browsers, protocols and other technology advances as they hit the market.

"As they did for cell phones and PDAs, business users will lead the charge into the mobile Internet, and it will be crucial for B2B companies to extend their markets and services from the desktop to the 'anywhere, anytime' wireless world," said David Shim, chief executive officer of Aligo.

The first jointly developed apps are due out this summer, the companies said.