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By Carmen Nobel  |  Posted 2002-09-13 Print this article Print

: App Support"> Carriers recognize that new services need applications to support them, however. Sprint PCS Group, which launched last month its nationwide, third-generation network, will introduce applications for the network along with a new device at DemoMobile, according to company officials in Kansas City, Mo.
On the application access front, ThinkingBytes Technology Inc. at DemoMobile will announce an application development platform for enterprise customers that includes Microsoft Corp.s Windows and Pocket PC operating systems (and wireless communication between them). The platform will include other devices in the future, officials said.
In the past, the Lexington, Mass., company has focused on static database applications for Palm Inc.s Palm OS handhelds only. Net6 Inc., of San Jose, Calif., will launch an updated version of its namesake hardware device that transforms multiple enterprise applications to fit multiple small screens. On the management front, Newbury Networks Inc. will introduce software that manages WLANs (wireless LANs) remotely. Newburys networks are location-enabled, meaning the tools focus on securing, provisioning access to and mining data according to the locations of the components of a widespread WLAN, said officials, in Boston. Meanwhile, startup Canesta Inc., also of San Jose, will launch at DemoMobile its first product, a set of chips for personal digital assistants and cell phones that project a virtual keyboard in front of the device—permitting a user to type on a keyboard made of light, reported sources close to the company. The enhancement is designed to increase users ability to communicate with such devices without increasing the size or weight of the units.


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