View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
July 9, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:47pm

UNWIRED PLANET UNLEASES HDML KIT TO SPREAD THE WEB TO PHONES

By CBR Staff Writer

Closely-watched Unwired Planet Inc, the company chosen by many manufacturers of cellular telephones to make the web a reality on handheld devices, has announced the availability of its HDML Handheld Device Markup Language software developer’s kit, called UP.SDK. The SDK enables developers to create applications and content for phones such as AT&T Corp’s PocketNet Service, Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile Cellscape Service and GTE Wireless Superphone. The Redwood Shores company, along with six others, recently filed the HDML spec with the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) for consideration. It was discussed at a W3C meeting in Tokyo in mid-June, and Unwired is making efforts to move it up the organization’s agenda. Webmasters will have to alter their sites to fit onto phone screen by using the HDML tags, and thus far only about eight websites, including Bloomberg, and Infospace have committed to using HDML, but Unwired and its supporters are hoping the availability of this SDK will get things moving. Unwired makes its money by licensing its UP.Browser software to makers of telephones, and its server gateway software to cellular providers. It has just licensed RSA Data Security Inc’s encryption technology for use in UP.Browser. The company is backed financially by AT&T Wireless, Mitsubishi Electric, Qualcomm Inc, Microware Inc and Cirrus Logic Inc. Chief executive Alain Rossmann was founder of Radius, C-Cube and EO, which was bought by AT&T, Andy Laursen, Unwired’s VP engineering was formerly president of Oracle Corp’s Network Computer Inc division. The other companies supporting Unwired’s W3C submission are Alcatel Alsthom Recherche, AT&T Corp, Gemplus SA, Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Sun Microsystems Inc, and Tandem Computers Inc.

Content from our partners
Green for go: Transforming trade in the UK
Manufacturers are switching to personalised customer experience amid fierce competition
How many ends in end-to-end service orchestration?

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU