HP to spur growth in mobility market as sponsor board member in Open Mobile Alliance

August 21, 2002

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced its support of the new Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), which it has joined as a sponsor board member. The OMA, which was officially formed on June 10 and includes nearly 200 companies in the wireless industry, combines the efforts of the Open Mobile Architecture initiative and the WAP Forum into a single standards body that plans to streamline the adoption of open, common mobility specifications. Through such industry standards -- and the resulting interoperability across products and vendors, OMA plans to accelerate the delivery of innovative mobile services that provide consumers and business users with a seamless and productive wireless experience. As a sponsor board member, HP plans to aggressively drive toward OMA goals, while working with other OMA members in key industry segments, such as mobile operators, wireless vendors, IT vendors and content providers. "The OMA is the right idea at the right time. We can give consumers a seamless wireless experience -- and grow our market faster -- by simplifying what is now complex, by eliminating barriers and by moving forward with standards-based building blocks," said Sebastiano Tevarotto, vice president and general manager, HP Network and Service Provider Business Unit. "Open, common standards are a cornerstone of HP's business and we will aggressively support the OMA agenda." Hewlett-Packard Co. Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

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