ALAMEDA, Calif.-Geoworks will expand its cooperation with Nokia to provide packaged content and services for Smart Messaging, the Nokia-developed Global System for Mobile communications wireless service architecture announced last month at the CeBIT ’97 technology fair.
Geoworks will provide wireless services using Nokia’s newly proposed Smart Messaging specification. The new open specification will enable digital cellular GSM phones to access a variety of wireless services and information available on the Internet.
The expansion of Geoworks’ relationship with Nokia reflects Geoworks’ strategy to provide value-added services to a broad range of wireless terminals including smart phones. In 1996, Geoworks formed a separate Wireless Content and Services division that has secured relationships with publishers, news organizations and information providers to deliver valuable content and services via cellular operators.
“Our companies have been working to deliver innovative handsets and through this new collaboration, we together will enable network operators to take full advantage of a comprehensive set of wireless content and service offerings,” said Reijo Paajanen, senior vice president, Nokia Mobile Phones, Wireless Data. “Geoworks is continuing to drive content to our platform.”