Openwave Upgrades Browser
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Openwave Systems Inc., the worldwide leader of open IP-based communication infrastructure software and applications, today announced that it has launched its newest version of Openwave Mobile Browser, version 6.1. Providing consumers with an easier way to discover, download and experience new mobile services such as games, ringtones, Java applications and other types of rich content, Openwave Mobile Browser is now available on the PCS Phone by LG Model 5350. Highly configurable and globally compatible, this latest version builds on last year's successful release for the Japanese market, which has shipped in more than two million handsets with colour screens since its launch nine months ago. Version 6.1 is now being configured to ship in 35 mobile phone models from more than 20 manufacturers in every wireless market around the world. Openwave Mobile Browser brings new capabilities to consumers, including:
- Support for animated GIF and colour support for all popular image formats, adding to existing capabilities for displaying monochrome GIF, JPEG and other popular image formats
- Improved WAP Push usability, enabling users to receive notification messages and timely, personalised content in a graphical format and allowing for a greater level of interactivity
- Autofill, a feature exclusive to Openwave Mobile Browser that remembers and automatically enters URLs, names, addresses ? anything that a user previously typed
- A "save" feature allowing users to save and organise images and sounds from the web pages they browse, so that content can be used to personalise their phone
- A "snapshot" feature allowing users to save web pages for later off-line viewing
- Support for cookies and an authentication "wallet", making it easier for sites to recognise return customers and enable secure, one-click shopping
- XHTML and Wireless Cascading Style Sheets (WCSS), part of the WAP 2.0 specification, allowing mobile content to appear in colour and in a format more familiar and inviting to subscribers who already use the Web on a PC
- Content and Applications Catalog: Mobile Operators can publish a catalog that resides on the handset, making it easier for users to find and download content so that specific carrier-selected content can be promoted.
- Full standards compliant content download manager using Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 1.0, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Download and WAP Digital Rights Management (DRM) and plans to be compliant with MIDP 2.0 upon finalisation of the standard. Content can be securely downloaded and sold without risk to content owner intellectual property rights.
- Photo previews, zooming and enhancements, plus integration with messaging and camera software on the handset, providing users with a consistent way to manage and share photos.