KDDI will adopt Openwave’s Mobile Browser, Mercury Edition for its EZWeb services, which will allow access to the Web via KDDI 3G mobile phones. The browser will be the third generation of Openwave software on KDDI handsets.
Vodafone UK, meanwhile, will rely on Openwave’s Musiwave operation to host music services for music video downloads, as well as music and video ringtones and artist wallpapers on its Vodafone live! 3G phone service.
Vodafone live! customers will be able to access music-based content through a comprehensive mobile music portal, with songs updated daily and determined by the latest charts results and radio airplay. The Musiwave service will also remember the preferences of a returning customer and will recommend additional products that relate to the customer’s previous purchases.
And Telus selected Openwave’s Location Manager-Commercial Edition to help power its Navigator and Kid Find services. Openwave Location Manager gathers a subscriber’s location from multiple available sources and delivers encrypted data to the Kid Find service, allowing parents to locate their children in real-time from both the Web and their Telus mobile phone.
The Telus Navigator service leverages location information to allow subscribers to use their handset to plan their route ahead, search for destinations from over 1.5 million points of interest and get results according to their preferred mode of travel.