RECENT NEWS FLASH 2000-03
(Updated on January 5, 2000)
PRODUCTS, SERVICES & APPLICATIONS
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
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
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