Wednesday, April 23, 2008

China Mobile, SOFTBANK and Vodafone to Open Joint Lab

China Mobile, SOFTBANK and Vodafone agreed to establish a Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) to promote the development of new mobile technologies, applications and services. The three companies expect the initiative will help to accelerate the commercial deployment of mobile Internet services. Specifically, the JIL will focus on mobile widgets. Initially, the JIL plans to develop a platform for mobile widgets to encourage the development of innovative new services that can leverage mobile operators' unique capabilities. The JIL also welcomes the co-operation of vendors and developers in the creation of new applications and services.

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