OmniSky Selects WorkSpot to Develop Wireless Internet Services
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2000--WorkSpot, Inc., a leading
provider of wireless application development and server-side wireless
software, has been selected by OmniSky Corp., the provider of comprehensive
branded wireless Internet services for handheld devices, to provide technical
resources and expertise in the development of OmniSky's new wireless Internet
service. OmniSky's wireless Internet service provides consumers with virtually
the entire Web under one unified user interface, access to existing e-mail
accounts, an elegant modem solution for Palm V users, and cost-effective
WorkSpot primarily provides Internet access to file storage and management,
and has focused on extending Linux desktop applications. OmniSky selected
WorkSpot, due to its past performance, for enhancing the Internet to be
more easily accessible through the Palm OS. The Palm Pilot uses a proprietary
'web clipping' application, which WorkSpot has excelled in from a development
that OmniSky's wireless Internet service is Palm OS specific, WorkSpot
is a safe and relatively inexpensive partner for OmniSky, which is still
a privately funded organization. AT&T is the Internet Provider of choice
for OmniSky, utilizing AT&T's wireless CDPD network, which offers above
average national coverage.
If you are a Palm V or Palm Vx user, or enabled organization and have
not wirelessly enabled your device, now may very well be the time. OmniSky
has just reduced the purchase price of the wireless Modem for the Palm
V platform from 299 (USD) to 149 (USD) with a monthly service cost for
unlimited access set at 39.95. The price point is set at the same levels
as Palm.net's service and Research in Motion's Blackberry service charge,
they are all $40 (USD) for unlimited access.
real issue lies in the hands of the end user. Quite simply, which is the
preferred platform? At this point there is no one correct answer, it is
really a personal preference coupled with slight variations in functionality.
However, if you do have a Palm V or Vx take a look at OmniSky's offering.