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Pixo to License Source Code for the Pixo OS Platform Giving Manufacturers Control Over Wireless Phone Development.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2001

Evaluation Version of the Pixo OS Platform Reference Design of

Customizable Telephony, PIM and Internet Applications Available Via

Download Today at

In a move to place development control in the hands of manufacturers, Pixo Inc., ( a leading developer of software and applications for wireless phones, today announced that it is offering source code licensing of its Pixo OS Platform.

Now, instead of being restricted to object code, manufacturers will have access to the source code they need to speed, own and direct internal development of wireless phone applications. In addition, the rich graphical capabilities of the Pixo OS Platform will enable manufacturers to provide a more compelling user experience. The reference design of the Pixo OS Platform, which provides examples of the full set of wireless applications, is available via download today at

"Manufacturers want a software platform that is flexible and empowers their internal teams," said Rich Rifredi, vice president of marketing for Pixo. "By offering them the option to license source code, they can further control and speed the entire development cycle and focus resources on differentiating their products."

The Pixo OS Platform is a complete platform for wireless application development. The platform features the Pixo User Interface (UI) Builder, which allows manufacturers to easily modify the look and feel of applications providing a competitive advantage that differentiates their models from competitors.

As seen in the downloadable reference design, the software platform also features a personal information management (PIM) suite, including address book, calendar, to do list, memo maker, PC synchronization, e-mail, graphical world clock and calculator, the Pixo Internet Microbrowser, as well as telephony applications such as two-line support, three-way calling, call forwarding, call hold, call log, call waiting, distinct ring tones, fax, voice dialing and SMS.

The Pixo OS Platform is flexible and extensible, and it supports multiple protocols including cdmaOne, CDMA2000 (1X), GSM, GPRS, WCDMA and UMTS. Its small memory footprint (as low as 500KB) meets the requirements of low cost, high volume mobile phones. The Pixo OS platform also supports third-party technologies and applications including WAP browsers, and Tegic Communication's and Zi Corp.'s predictive input software. In addition, the Pixo OS Platform now supports color, grayscale and black and white displays and allows manufacturers to develop for a range of handsets, from entry-level to high-end.

About Pixo Inc.

Pixo is a leading developer of wireless software and applications for wireless phone manufacturers, carriers, and content providers. The Pixo OS Platform integrates Pixo phone software with Internet services, making Web-enabled phones both simple and convenient to use. In turn, Pixo enhances the basic features of today's voice-oriented phones, while supplementing them with new and compelling Internet applications.

The Pixo OS Platform includes the Pixo Platform Applications, Pixo User Interface Builder, Pixo Application Framework, Pixo Toolbox, Pixo Kernel, Pixo Partner Applications, and components such as the Pixo Internet Microbrowser. Pixo is a privately held company with headquarters in San Jose. For more information, visit

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