Motorola Teams With MapInfo to Provide Location-Based Services on Motorola's New Wireless Handsets

MapInfo to Deliver Driving Directions and Maps on Motorola Phones With

Java Technology



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Motorola Global Telecom

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., and TROY, N.Y., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola
 (NYSE:   MOT) today announced an alliance with MapInfo(R) Corporation
 (Nasdaq: MAPS) to provide MapInfo's(R) miGuide(TM), a location-based
 application that delivers maps and driving directions, on' Java(TM)
 technology-enabled handsets by Motorola.
     MapInfo's driving directions and map application will run on' the new
 Motorola i85s and i50sx handsets which incorporate Java(TM) 2 Platform, Micro
 Edition (J2ME(TM)) technology.  These new phones will be available beginning
 this month through iDEN(R) network operators including Nextel Communications,
 Southern LINC and Pacific Wireless Technologies in the United States.  TELUS
 Mobility in Canada will offer the i85s model in the coming months.  MapInfo's
 miGuide application is expected to become available in the second half of the
 year.
     miGuide, a J2ME technology-based application designed for business
 travelers, enables users to access helpful location-aware information
 including yellow pages, retail business locations, maps and driving
 directions.  The use of J2ME technology enables a seamless integration between
 the subscriber's application and the servers that provide the content while
 offering a feature-rich user experience.
     "Motorola is making an important, everyday task easier by offering iDEN
 handset users valuable location-based content from MapInfo," said Bill Werner,
 corporate vice president of Motorola and general manager of the company's iDEN
 Subscriber Group.  "With these applications, users can conveniently view maps
 and driving directions on their iDEN mobile handsets."
     "The wireless world is about knowing where mobile customers are, what is
 around them and how to get them there," said Mark Cattini, president and CEO
 of MapInfo.  "Success in the mobile location marketplace dictates the need for
 independent development platforms, which is one reason MapInfo is developing
 mobile applications for Motorola's Java-enabled handsets."
 
     About Motorola and iDEN
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion. For more information visit www.motorola.com .
     iDEN handsets combine the capabilities of digital wireless phone with
 "always on" Internet access, text pager, and two-way radio to enable users to
 instantly communicate with one or hundreds of individuals at the push of a
 button.  For further information on iDEN handsets, visit
 www.motorola.com/iden .
 
     About MapInfo
     MapInfo Corporation enables customers to use location to transform
 information into business advantage.  A global company and technology leader,
 MapInfo provides business intelligence solutions that are deployed across
 organizations to help them better understand their markets and customers.
 MapInfo solutions are available in 21 languages through a network of strategic
 partners and distribution channels in 60 countries.  Headquartered in Troy,
 NY, MapInfo Corporation is on the World Wide Web at www.mapinfo.com .
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, iDEN and all other trademarks indicated as
 such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc.
     (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. and Tm. Off. Java and J2ME are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems in the United States and other countries.  All
 other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
     MapInfo and its products are registered trademarks of MapInfo Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE Motorola Global Telecom
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., and TROY, N.Y., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola
 (NYSE:   MOT) today announced an alliance with MapInfo(R) Corporation
 (Nasdaq: MAPS) to provide MapInfo's(R) miGuide(TM), a location-based
 application that delivers maps and driving directions, on' Java(TM)
 technology-enabled handsets by Motorola.
     MapInfo's driving directions and map application will run on' the new
 Motorola i85s and i50sx handsets which incorporate Java(TM) 2 Platform, Micro
 Edition (J2ME(TM)) technology.  These new phones will be available beginning
 this month through iDEN(R) network operators including Nextel Communications,
 Southern LINC and Pacific Wireless Technologies in the United States.  TELUS
 Mobility in Canada will offer the i85s model in the coming months.  MapInfo's
 miGuide application is expected to become available in the second half of the
 year.
     miGuide, a J2ME technology-based application designed for business
 travelers, enables users to access helpful location-aware information
 including yellow pages, retail business locations, maps and driving
 directions.  The use of J2ME technology enables a seamless integration between
 the subscriber's application and the servers that provide the content while
 offering a feature-rich user experience.
     "Motorola is making an important, everyday task easier by offering iDEN
 handset users valuable location-based content from MapInfo," said Bill Werner,
 corporate vice president of Motorola and general manager of the company's iDEN
 Subscriber Group.  "With these applications, users can conveniently view maps
 and driving directions on their iDEN mobile handsets."
     "The wireless world is about knowing where mobile customers are, what is
 around them and how to get them there," said Mark Cattini, president and CEO
 of MapInfo.  "Success in the mobile location marketplace dictates the need for
 independent development platforms, which is one reason MapInfo is developing
 mobile applications for Motorola's Java-enabled handsets."
 
     About Motorola and iDEN
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion. For more information visit www.motorola.com .
     iDEN handsets combine the capabilities of digital wireless phone with
 "always on" Internet access, text pager, and two-way radio to enable users to
 instantly communicate with one or hundreds of individuals at the push of a
 button.  For further information on iDEN handsets, visit
 www.motorola.com/iden .
 
     About MapInfo
     MapInfo Corporation enables customers to use location to transform
 information into business advantage.  A global company and technology leader,
 MapInfo provides business intelligence solutions that are deployed across
 organizations to help them better understand their markets and customers.
 MapInfo solutions are available in 21 languages through a network of strategic
 partners and distribution channels in 60 countries.  Headquartered in Troy,
 NY, MapInfo Corporation is on the World Wide Web at www.mapinfo.com .
 
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, iDEN and all other trademarks indicated as
 such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc.
     (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. and Tm. Off. Java and J2ME are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems in the United States and other countries.  All
 other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
     MapInfo and its products are registered trademarks of MapInfo Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  Motorola Global Telecom

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