In the latest development in the emerging wireless Net access business, Unwired Planet today rolled out a developer's starter kit to support its technology, a key step in the fledgling company's marketing efforts.
The company offers a platform, including browser, server, and mark-up language, that allows mobile devices such as cellular phones and pagers to access the Net. Its developer's kit includes software, phones, and support to offer a service using the company's technology. It sells for $4,995.
Unwired Planet, managed largely by an Oracle team, is one of a fast-growing number of firms in the wireless Net market.
Privately held Unwired Planet recently has struck deals with AT&T and Bell Atlantic-Nynex Mobile Services to offer wireless Net access on cellular phones. Company investors include AT&T Wireless Services, Mitsubishi, Cirrus Logic, Greylock, and Matrix Partners.