Geoworks Corporation, an innovator in mobile data communications services and technologies, today announced the formation of a technical and marketing alliance with U.S. Wireless Corporation, a provider of location information and traffic-related mobile content. The companies have agreed to collaborate on the development and marketing of new integrated wireless location-based services incorporating U.S. Wireless' mobile location information and Geoworks' proprietary Mobile ASP platform.
U.S. Wireless' mobile location information will enable Geoworks to offer its customers personalised wireless content and commerce services that cater to a mobile user's immediate location and individual needs. Coupled with the company's end-to-end Mobile Server+ technology, Geoworks can enable the delivery of location-specific, user-requested information to a variety of mobile devices and platforms, including SMS and WAP-enabled cellular phones, and personal digital assistants and pagers.
"Location-based mobile services are the wave of the future," said Dave Grannan, CEO of Geoworks. "Collaborating with U.S. Wireless puts Geoworks at the forefront of technology and innovation -- building services that mobile consumers want."
"Geoworks is rapidly establishing itself as a leader in the development of products and services in the mobile services arena," said Oliver Hilsenrath, U.S. Wireless Chairman and CEO. "By working with innovative providers like Geoworks, we increase the range of location-based services available to the wireless community, and foster usage of the U.S. Wireless location network."
Chantal Bowman or Donna Amato
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Bob Bogard, Geoworks
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About U.S. Wireless Corporation
U.S. Wireless provides mobile location and traffic related information to wireless carriers, Internet providers, public safety, and transportation/telematics companies. The Company is building a national location network, based on its award-winning RadioCamera(tm) pattern matching positioning technology, which pinpoints the location of cellular callers to enable the delivery of mobile services, including life saving emergency 911 caller location, live traffic and
traveller information, navigation assistance, localised directory assistance, and vehicle and asset tracking. More information on U.S. Wireless and the RadioCamera(tm) network can be found on the Company's website at http://www.uswcorp.com
Geoworks Corporation (NASDAQ: GWRX) is a leading innovator in wireless data communications services and technologies for the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets. Geoworks' Mobile ASP( solution utilises a flexible combination of its proprietary Mobile Server+ technology and its mobile media expertise to enable businesses to reach their mobile customers with relevant and timely information. Geoworks AirBoss( client/server mobile data solutions provide carrier-grade customisable systems ranging from field service applications to telematics solutions. Based in Alameda, California, the company has additional offices in New Jersey, Japan and the United Kingdom, and can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.geoworks.com
In keeping with U.S. law, Geoworks notes that this press release includes forward-looking statements, including the emergence of, and Geoworks' participation in, the mobile data and technology services market. Actual results may vary significantly due to various risks and uncertainties. Those include, but are not limited to, the following: i) the mobile data and technology services market may not emerge to the degree or timing anticipated; and ii) new technologies and new services are inherently subject to development, timing and consumer acceptance risks. Additional information is available in the Risk Factors and Business discussions in the Company's Forms 10- K, 10-Q and other filings available from the Company or from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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