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Aplix Corporation announced today a cooperative agreement with NTT DoCoMo, Inc. to jointly develop a DoJa/JavaTM platform prototype for FOMA(r) devices. DoJa/Java platform is the application execution environment for NTT DoCoMo’s i-appli(r). The two companies will develop a platform for FOMA based on Aplix’s JBlendTM platform technology. Through this joint development, the two companies will assess performance enhancements of the DoJa/Java platform and the possibility of reducing development costs by standardizing the i-appli execution environment.
About the JBlend Platform
The JBlend platform is the de facto solution for running Java applications and services in consumer electronics devices, including mobile phones. The platform has been deployed by 13 handset manufacturers on a total of over 100 mobile phones as of June 2004.
Sets the pace by maintaining market leadership through innovation. Has proven results, enabling first-to-market deliveries for our customers. Over 45 million mobile phones have been shipped with JBlend as of March 2004.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world’s leading mobile communications company, serving more than 48 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode(r), which provides e-mail and internet access to over 41 million subscribers as the world’s most popular mobile internet service, and FOMA(r), launched in 2001 as the world’s first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.
About Aplix Corporation
Aplix Corporation is the global leader in deploying Java technology in mobile phones. The company’s JBlend technology has been licensed by 13 handset manufacturers and deployed in mobile phones offered by wireless operators around the world. Aplix was first established in 1986 and has been a Sun Java licensee since 1996. The company is headquartered in Tokyo with subsidiary operations in San Francisco and Munich.
For further information, please visit the Aplix Corporation home page at: www.aplix.co.jp
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