BlueKite solution to deliver high-speed mobile Web browsing on HP Journada PDAs and notebook PCs
San Francisco, December 12, 2001. BlueKite Inc, a leading mobile Internet software provider, today announced that it has signed Hewlett-Packard Company as its latest distribution source. BlueKites software will be offered to users of HP notebook PCs and HP Jornada 540 Pocket PCs and 720 handheld PCs to facilitate high-speed mobile Web browsing.1 The software will either be pre-installed on the device that is purchased or will be distributed on an accompanying CD for customers to download.
Using a combination of wireless caching and compression techniques, BlueKites software can improve mobile Web browsing speeds by two to five times, thereby providing consumers and mobile professionals with a truly useable mobile computing device. BlueKites software is currently the only client/server optimisation solution for Pocket PC devices.
HP customers can receive a free trial of BlueKite's software, which will then be available directly from BlueKite for $34.95 per year, once the 30-day trial period has expired. Customers can download this free trial from http://www.get.bluekite.com/hp.
"HP is one of the undisputed leaders of the notebook PC and PDA markets and will put BlueKites software at the fingertips of business and consumer users throughout the world who are seeking a graphically rich mobile Web browsing experience," said Robin Abrams, President & CEO, BlueKite. "We look forward to working together to create effective devices that meet the potentially huge customer demand for mobile computing."
"HP is committed to creating mobile solutions that transform how consumers and business professionals operate and manage their daily lives," said Pendy Pendyala, general manager, HP Wireless and Internet Solutions Division. "We have been very impressed with BlueKite's optimisation software and believe that it will significantly enhance the mobile Internet offering available to our customers."
In addition to device manufacturers such as HP, BlueKites software is available from mobile operators, such as mmO2 (formerly BT Cellnet), Sprint PCS, Swisscom and Connect Austria. Furthermore, end-users can download the BlueKite client software directly from BlueKite's web site (http://www.bluekite.com) and connect to servers in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
1 Wireless Internet use requires separately purchased modem and service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Not all Web content available.
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 Telecel have built mobile Internet services upon BlueKite's technology. BlueKite also partners with a number of device and modem manufacturers, including Hewlett-Packard Company, Mitsubishi Electric Telecom and Sierra Wireless, 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 or call +1 415 369-3700 in the U.S. or +44 207 9079790 in the 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.
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to all. HP had total revenue of $45.2 billion in its 2001 fiscal year.
Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com
For further information, please contact:
+44 (0) 20 907 9793
Henny Valder/Nick Wilkins
Brodeur Worldwide (for BlueKite)
+44 (0) 1753 790700
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