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18 Feb 2009

SurfKitchen unveils mobile internet platform

SurfKitchen has unveiled its SurfKit Mobile Internet Platform which is designed to enable an operator to deliver "an intuitive and compelling experience to users across an unrivaled range of handsets." The SurfKit provides operators with a sophisticated applications storefront, an application launcher and a service creation environment - a widget runtime engine -- which enhances mobile application/service acquisition and usability across the broadest range of phones.

ViewRanger rolls out in Nokia 5800 handsets

The ViewRanger off-road satellite navigation application is now available for the Nokia 5800 and other Symbian S60 touch screen mobile phones. ViewRanger offers instant access to detailed topographic mapping across Europe, which can be downloaded directly to the handset via WLAN or mobile internet, downloaded via the web to be side-loaded onto a handset, or are available pre-loaded on SD memory-cards.

3 Hong Kong launches Neverfail solution for BlackBerry

3 Hong Kong has launched Neverfail, a continuous availability solution for corporate users deploying the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution at a Microsoft Exchange or a Lotus Domino environment. Neverfail requires no system upgrade for corporate users as it closely monitors the BlackBerry Enterprise Server(s) and switches over Blackberry e-mail services automatically should a problem occur.

GyPSii extends reach with Nokia, Research In Motion

GeoSentric Oyj's GyPSii business unit has made available its mobile social networking application on at least 25 additional Nokia devices as well as the BlackBerry Bold, Curve and Pearl devices from Research in Motion. Now also available in China, the latest version of the GyPSii software offers a broad range of location-specific functions and mobile lifestyle services -- including sharing user generated content, mobile geo-location content search, and social networking.

Wall Street Journal expands Europe, Asia websites

The Wall Street Journal has launched expanded websites dedicated to content for Europe ( and Asia ( and debuted a new regional home page for India coverage ( Asia users who download the Mobile Reader (free at will be offered added relevant settings and features, including separate tabs for India and content in traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese.

Rednano Locate hosts Valentine's Day contest

Rednano Mobile sponsored a Valentine's Day contest called "Hunt For Love" where participating couples vied to win S$18,000 (about $11,765) worth of cash and prizes using the location-based service application Rednano Locate, which is enabled by Acision and Seeker Wireless. Contestant used their mobile phones to take photos as proof that they have visited checkpoints along a route of tasks.

ForgetMeNot launches unified messaging services

ForgetMeNot Software has launched its Message Optimiser service worldwide which allows carriers to immediately provide unified messaging services (email, instant messaging and SMS) without the end-user requiring any internet access, device upgrades, or application downloads. This opens up a range of services previously inaccessible to many customers including mobile banking, mobile educational services, commercial market alerts such as commodities pricing and government notifications for emergencies.

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