Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wake3 -Mobile Browsing made simple -One to Watch #7

PALO ALTO (CA) - No matter which part of the mobile community you question, the same issue keeps on popping up: mobile users need a simple, effective browser on their handset to get the most out of the mobile web.

Wake3, a Silicon Valley start-up, sets out to deliver just this. Their vision: 'to deliver a single standard across all the world's phones' via their Webkit, an open source web browser engine that received a warm welcome from the developer community last year.

Wake3 is now planning to launch a beta version of their browser 'in the next few months'. Barry Andrews and Daniel Zucker, both Stanford PhD's, recently announced they already had a top tier European operator lined up and that they would be looking to kick off their first financing round shortly (they are currently on bootstrap financing).

Both company founders will be present at the Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona and no doubt will attract an eager crowd. At long last, simple and visually-pleasing web browsing on wireless devices could become a reality for all those non-iPhone users out there.

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