Software Lets Mobiles Control PCs
Toshiba has developed software to remotely operate a PC using a mobile phone over a cellular network. The software will be available in Japan, in cooperation with one of Japan’s cellular networks in late March, a Toshiba executive said in a press conference today. The software, called Ubiquitous Viewer, is installed on the mobile phone and on a client computer running Windows. The software recreates the desktop of a PC or notebook PC on the mobile phone’s screen, allowing the user to complete tasks such as reading e-mails and editing documents on the PC via the phone.
At the moment, the software can be used over a Bluetooth short-range wireless connection, or with KDDI Corp.’s 3G CDMA 2000 1XEvDO network with mobile phones that use BREW. Toshiba is aiming the software at corporate users. It did not give a price, or mention plans to sell the software internationally.