Ericsson WAP Browser Adapted for Palm OS

AU-System AB has announced a public
demonstration version of the Ericsson Wireless Application
Protocol (WAP) browser, adapted for handheld devices based on the Palm operating system.

The new, free software is available immediately as a download from the
AU-Systems Web site. The software
was developed to run on Palm IIIx and Palm V series organizers and
compatible devices.

“AU-System’s release of a free of charge public demo for the Palm OS
platform will further popularise WAP technology, and encourage the
development of content and services tailored for WAP”, said Staffan Pehrson,
director of Ericsson’s WAP program. “This is our purpose for making the
Ericsson WAP 1.1 Browser available at favourable conditions to other
manufacturers and AU-System is our key partner in this process.”

The Palm OS adaptation is based on the Ericsson WAP Browser, which has been
co-developed with AU-System. The browser is used in all Ericsson mobile
telephones and terminals with WAP functionality. The public demo WAP Browser
for Palm OS users is functionally a complete implementation of the WAP 1.1
specification, defined by the WAP
Forum
. It is limited to non-commercial use, and is supplied without any
warranties or support.

AU-System has the worldwide exclusive right to distribute and adapt the
Ericsson WAP Browser to suppliers of handsets, organizers, and other types
of mobile terminals, with various forms of OEM licensing available. The
browser is also available to content providers, enterprises, and
organizations. The WAP Browser will not be offered directly to the end user
market.

The Ericsson WAP Browser is based on a generic component design, making it
easy to adapt to different types of wireless terminals for all major digital
transmission standards, mobile handsets, PDAs, and other handheld devices as
well as multiple operating systems.

AU-System currently offers adapted versions for Windows CE, Palm OS and
EPOC from Symbian as well as other
embedded systems. Interoperability with WAP 1.1 gateways provided by
Ericsson, Nokia, and other vendors is ensured.

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