BLUEKITE.COM AND MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC TELECOM EUROPE JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS WITH TRIUM MONDO Wednesday 25 April 2001 PDF Print PDA users to benefit from 'always-on' GPRS capability LONDON - April 25, 2001 - BlueKite.com, a leading mobile Internet software provider, has been chosen by Mitsubishi Electric Telecom Europe (METE) as a partner in the development of the Mondo, the latest GSM/GPRS phone-enabled Pocket PC from Trium. BlueKite's technology will allow Trium Mondo users to have a rich wireless Web browsing experience on a hand held device with integrated phone. As part of the agreement, METE and BlueKite will work together to introduce the Mondo to mobile operators looking for innovative solutions to help them market their mobile Internet offering. BlueKite's optimisation software platform enables wireless Internet browsing speeds to be increased by five times on average. As a result, users can have mobile access to the full Internet on their Mondo at a speed equivalent to a fixed-line Internet connection. Typical users include mobile professionals and consumers who want to access information and applications anytime, anywhere. The Mondo runs on both GSM and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) networks. On GPRS networks, users benefit from an 'always on' connection and will be able to access a wide range of new emerging applications and services. The integration of the BlueKite's software further enhances the benefits of GPRS by reducing data transmitted by eight times on average, conserving valuable bandwidth and increasing performance speeds without sacrificing quality. The device offered by Trium with fully integrated software provides users with a full-featured wireless experience. Other features of the Mondo include a 166 MHz Intel processor, integrated GSM/GPRS phone capabilities, and the full range of Microsoft's Pocket PC software. In particular, users will have pocket versions of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. BlueKite's software runs seamlessly with the Microsoft Pocket PC software and is network independent, thereby optimising access over any data-capable, IP-based network (e.g. GSM, GPRS, HSCSD, CDMA, and CDPD). Jan Wiejak, managing director BlueKite Europe, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Mitsubishi Electric Telecom to provide fast wireless Web access to the Trium Mondo users. As GPRS networks are being rolled-out, devices such as the Mondo are ideally placed to take full advantage of the benefits offered by GPRS. It is with devices such as these - which combine a graphically rich mobile Web browsing experience with full mobility - that widespread adoption of the mobile Internet will become a reality." "Trium has chosen to partner with BlueKite because we believe that their solution adds great value to the Mondo users - the first phone enabled Pocket PC with built-in GPRS," said Kouji Kodera, sales and marketing manager for Mitsubishi Electric Telecom Europe - Trium. BlueKite is currently working with a wide range of mobile operators in Europe and the US to enable users to access the wireless Web quickly and efficiently. Most recently, BlueKite announced that it would be working with Telfort in the Netherlands on the roll-out of its GPRS offering. Other customers include BT Cellnet, Sprint PCS, TAL hf, ONE (Connect Austria), Swisscom and Telecel. About BlueKite.com Established in 1997, BlueKite is a leading Internet software company providing a platform that enables the efficient delivery of rich content to mobile computing devices. BlueKite's solution enhances wireless Web browsing speeds by an average of 5x and bandwidth efficiency on packet-based networks by an average of 8x. Service offerings enabled by BlueKite reduce service costs and deliver performance equivalent to or better than 56 kbps fixed-line connections. Service providers such as BT Cellnet, Connect Austria, Sprint PCS, Swisscom Mobile, Telecel, Telfort and TALhf have built mobile Internet services upon BlueKite's technology. Headquartered in San Francisco, BlueKite has an engineering and design centre in southern California and European operations in the UK, France, Denmark, and The Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.bluekite.com or call +1 415 369-3700 in the U.S. or +44 207 9079790 in UK. BlueKite and Data Reduxion are trademarks of BlueKite.com, Inc. All other company and product names are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. About Mitsubishi Electric Telecom Europe In Europe, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation's telecommunications business is handled by Mitsubishi Electric Telecom Europe (METE). METE is responsible for the manufacture, research, development, design and marketing of all mobile handsets and accessories, which are sold under the brand name Trium. METE's research and development centre is one of the world's most advanced, dedicated to developing GSM and 3G/UMTS technology. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.