KDDI Selects Openwave Mercury Browser
Openwave today announced that their Mercury Edition Mobile Browser has been chosen to power KDDI’s EZWeb services. The browser will be the third generation of Openwave software on KDDI handsets and further strengthens the commitment from KDDI and Openwave to deliver the most compelling mobile services available in the Japan market today.
Seiichiro Sakai, Ph.D, General Manager, Product Strategy & Development Dept., “au” Service & Product Planning Div. of KDDI commented, “In the process of exploring the possibilities of the common platform we want to build for all our new mobile phones going forward, we decided on Mercury Edition as the browser that would be the best for allowing us to deliver new services. With Mercury Edition positioned as a core application of our EZWeb service, we look forward to working with Openwave as we work to provide our customers with even more advanced services going forward.”
Yosuke Morioka, General Manager of Nihon Openwave Systems, commented, “The Mercury Edition browser can be deeply integrated with KDDI’s EZWeb services and helps provide an architecture that will allow KDDI to continue evolving new revenue-generating services. We are pleased that KDDI has chosen Openwave’s high-speed browser as an application for its common mobile-phone platform, thus enabling its customers to enjoy a dynamic and compelling mobile browsing experience.” Continue>>