Motorola Invests in Mobile Complete

Motorola will invest in Mobile Complete, a mobile applications developer that will enable content providers to reach mobile devices over the Internet.

Motorola announced Dec.5 that it has made a financial investment in Mobile Complete via Motorola Ventures, the companys strategic venture capital branch.

Mobile Complete, a mobile application provider that creates, tests and sets up mobile applications and services, features Direct-to-Device technology that is made up of proprietary software that enables the remote control and use of mobile handsets from a users PC.

"We believe its Direct-to-Device technology enables the larger mobile devices ecosystem and developer community to more quickly and cost-efficiently develop and monitor applications across a range of Motorola handsets running on wireless operators networks globally," Warren Holtsberg, corporate vice president of equity investments at Motorola, said in a company release.

This technology allows content providers to set up their applications, download content over the air, and enhance or test the compatibility of their information with the mobile handsets.

Using this technology, content providers will also be able to remotely operate the mobile device, listen to ringers and speakers, and obtain screens including video streams.

Mobile Complete, which was founded in 2003, launched back in December of 2005 to enable content providers to access mobile devices over the Internet at any time from any location.

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According to the release, The service has been set up across 10 carrier networks and five locations, including the United States, Canada and the UK.

"Motorola Ventures is aligning with proven technology, products and a strong model, with a roster of 650 plus customers that includes major mobile content and application developers, network operators and device manufacturers," Faraz Syed, CEO of Mobile Complete, said in the same release.

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Editors Note: This storys headline was changed to correct a mistake that Motorola has invested in Mobile Complete, not purchased the company.