BlueKite solution to enable high speed Web access on Sagem's new PDA device
London - August 8, 2001 - BlueKite.com, a leading mobile Internet software provider, today announced that it has been chosen by Sagem, the French telecommunications group, as the first supplier of Web optimisation software for enhancing mobile Internet access. BlueKite's software will allow Sagem customers to benefit from a high speed, graphically enriched Web browsing experience on Sagem's new WID (Wireless Information Device), the WA 3050, a PDA with integrated mobile phone.
By simply downloading BlueKite's software onto their device, end users will benefit from a transformed mobile Internet experience equivalent to that of a fixed-line connection. BlueKite will provide Sagem customers with the latest version of its software which has been specifically designed to meet the needs of PocketPC users. Using a combination of intelligent caching and compression techniques, BlueKite can improve wireless Web browsing speeds by three to five times on average. Mobile professionals and consumers will have fast and efficient access to information anytime, anywhere.
The WA 3050 is one of the latest devices to combine a powerful mobile phone and a personal digital assistant. Key features of the device include a 206Mhz processor and expandable 16MB memory. Furthermore, the inclusion of Microsoft's PocketPC software provides users with a host of familiar applications including Microsoft Outlook, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel and Internet Explorer. Recently launched as a GSM device, the WA 3050 will be upgraded to GPRS capabilities by end 2001.
Jan Wiejak, managing director BlueKite Europe, said: "We are delighted that Sagem has chosen to offer its customers the BlueKite solution for use on the WA 3050. Sagem is one of the leading traditional mobile manufacturers moving into the PDA space and pioneering the development of innovative devices that are vital to meet the demand for a truly useable wireless Internet experience."
Sagem said: "BlueKite will undoubtedly be one of our key strategic partners in the roll-out of the WA 3050, and the first partner in the optimisation area. Sagem has been working with BlueKite from the start to deliver a powerful consumer offering and we are delighted with the results. Users will be able to download the BlueKite software onto the WA 3050, with a simple one-click installation and will immediately benefit from enhanced Internet access speeds."
BlueKite's proven technology has been adopted by mobile operators and device manufacturers in Europe and the US to deliver fast and efficient mobile Internet access to customers. In the future, BlueKite plans to offer end users the ability to see for themselves the effectiveness of BlueKite's software by downloading it from the BlueKite website on a trial basis.
Established in 1997, BlueKite is a leading Internet software company that provides a platform enabling the efficient delivery of rich content to mobile computing devices. Service providers around the globe such as BT Cellnet, Connect Austria, Sprint PCS, Swisscom, and Telfort have built mobile Internet services upon BlueKite's technology. BlueKite also partners with device manufacturers, to offer enhanced wireless data services.
Headquartered in San Francisco, BlueKite has an engineering and design centre in southern California and European operations in the UK, France and the Netherlands. For more information, please visit http://www.bluekite.com
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Groupe SAGEM, an internationally-based high-technology group, is the second largest French group in the field of telecommunications and the third largest European company
in electronics for defence and security. SAGEM maintains a presence in more than twenty countries.
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