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(Updated on January 5, 2000)



January 5—Cross Systems Joins Phone.Com Alliance Program to Deliver a Brand New Offering for Business Travelers

Recently, Phone.com, Inc., a leading developer of software and services that enables delivery of Internet-based information services to wireless phones, is taking advantage of the growing trend of location sensitive information.  Phone.com announced that it has an agreement with GetThere.com, a pioneer of Internet-based B2B travel reservation technology, to link wireless phone users to the only comprehensive Web-based travel information and real-time booking system.  The combination of MyPhone (first mobile information portal from Phone.com) with GetThere.com’s Mobile Manager, users will have access to travel records to check status and make changes as well as receiving itinerary alerts anywhere, anytime.

Following on the heels of this announcement, Cross Systems, an Internet consulting company, has joined the Phone.com Alliance Program as Systems Integrator. This wireless application allows the business travel to access pertinent travel information via their phones built-in UP Browser, from Phone.com.  This innovative microbrowser interface is linked to the users corporate intranet or the Internet.

Both these initiatives illustrate how the combination of wireless technology and the Internet will ease the challenges facing the business traveler.

For more information, go to http://www.phone.com/news/Archive2000/010500_CROSS_SYSTEM.html

MobileInfo Advisory and Comments : Location-sensitive applications are becoming quite hot at the product development level - hardware - custom and standard, infrastructure software,  business applications, content providers and soon at the ISP level. Travel-related applications, especially business travel are getting early attention.  If you are in that space or want to get into it, please tune in - better still, get into the action fast. Remember it is the early bird that catches the worm. If you are an enduser, just wait for the advertising blitz in late 2000 and early 2001.- Editor 

Note: This news release contains forward-looking statements. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.

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