Upgraded Dialer Software Provides Faster, Convenient Mobile Connection to Help Increase Productivity of Business Customers
Kansas City, Mo. (December 13, 2001) - Sprint (NYSE: FON, PCS), which operates the largest all-digital, all-PCS nationwide network and is the fastest-growing wireless carrier, and BlueKite, a leading wireless Internet software provider, today announced the availability of enhanced wireless connectivity software designed to make mobile connection to the Internet and Intranets even faster and more convenient. The software offers a universal method of wireless connectivity, offering Sprint PCS business customers faster connection on even more devices and operating systems to help increase productivity while away from the office.
The Sprint PCS Dialer 3.0 software incorporates bandwidth optimization by BlueKite to wirelessly enable faster Internet access on laptops and handheld devices using Windows 2000 and Windows CE operating systems via the Sprint PCS Wireless Web Modem by Sierra Wireless (Aircard 510) or a Sprint PCS Connection Kit. The Dialer 3.0 software now allows Sprint PCS customers to wirelessly connect via handheld Windows CE devices including the Compaq iPAQ and Hewlett Packard Jornada 720, as well as Palm III and Palm V series handhelds.
The enhanced software provides Sprint PCS business customers with clear, wireless access to enterprise content and applications, including corporate email, Intranets, corporate directories and sales and service eBusiness tools. Mobile workers have the ability to stay connected between or during meetings, sales calls and plane flights with secure, fast wireless access to real-time information anywhere on the Sprint PCS nationwide network.
"We continue to offer the latest in connectivity solutions to provide our customers with access to the Internet, business tools and corporate information that they need to remain connected in a mobile environment," said Jay Highley, vice president, business marketing, Sprint PCS. "The availability of the enhanced Sprint PCS Dialer software demonstrates our commitment to providing a full suite of leading wireless products and services as part of the Sprint PCS Clear Wireless Workplace to help business customers improve productivity, reduce costs, enhance customer satisfaction and create a competitive edge."
"We're pleased to continue working with Sprint PCS by providing enhanced wireless connectivity to additional devices and operating systems for Sprint PCS customers," said Robin Abrams, CEO, BlueKite. "This enhancement will make it easier for mobile professionals by providing them with fast and convenient wireless access to the information they need."
Sprint PCS customers may download the Dialer 3.0 software or upgrade their current Dialer 2.0 software at SprintPCS.com at no charge. Customers may download the software by logging in to Manage My Account from the SprintPCS.com homepage, selecting the My Services tab and clicking on the Download Software link. The software may also be accessed via the Sprint PCS Wireless Web link located at the bottom of the SprintPCS.com homepage, then selecting Sprint PCS Wireless Web Connection. Customers then may click on Existing Users, which will take them to the Software Download Area.
About the Sprint PCS Clear Wireless Workplace
The Sprint PCS Clear Wireless Workplace is a suite of innovative products, programs and services that make up the complete enterprise offering for Sprint PCS business customers. Combined with the power of a nationwide all-CDMA network, a fast and economical 3G migration strategy and a single billing platform, the following elements are helping businesses improve productivity, reduce costs, enhance customer satisfaction and provide a competitive advantage: Advanced Voice Services, Sprint PCS Wireless Web for Business, Smart Devices, Nationwide Pricing Programs and Management Tools.
Sprint is a global communications company serving 23 million business and residential customers in more than 70 countries. With more than 80,000 employees worldwide and $23 billion in annual revenues, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state of the art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network. Sprints award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone is being extended to key global markets to provide customers with a broad portfolio of scalable IP products. Sprints high-capacity, high-speed network gives customers fast, dependable, non-stop access to the vast majority of the world's Internet content. Sprint also operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority of the nation's metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and communities.
For more information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at http://www.sprintpcs.com
Established in 1997, BlueKite is a leading Internet software company that provides a platform, which enables the efficient delivery of rich content to mobile computing devices. Premiere service providers around the globe such as O2 (formerly BT Cellnet), Connect Austria, Sprint PCS, and Swisscom 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 and The Netherlands.
For more information, please visit http://www.bluekite.com or call +1 415 369-3700 in the U.S. or +44 207 907 9790 in Europe.
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