SOURCE: Red Bend Software

January 07, 2008 08:56 ET

NEC's N905i/N905iµ Handsets Ship With Red Bend's FOTA Solution

TOKYO--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating solutions for mobile devices, announced that its vCurrent® Mobile FOTA solution has been implemented in the N905i and N095iµ mobile phones manufactured by NEC. These two models will be the first phones from NTT DoCoMo to ship with Red Bend's vCurrent® Mobile firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client software.

The adoption of Red Bend's software by a large number of new models from mobile device manufacturers and service operators demonstrates the high reliability and stability of the mobile software management solutions.

The N905i handsets are packed with features including one-seg viewing, FOMA® High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), WORLD WING® global roaming for 3G and GSM networks, GPS, and a 5.2-megapixel (effective) CMOS camera with auto-focusing and camera shake and subject motion compensation technologies. The N905i handsets are also the first FOMA terminals offering two-axis rotation, and the main display is about a 3-inch widescreen VGA (480 x 854 pixels) Mobile Shine View EX LCD.

In spite of its thin (12.9 mm) and light (about 106 grams) body, the N905iµ is a full-featured member of the FOMA 9 Series, including FOMA High-Speed (HSDPA) and WORLD WING global roaming.

Performance results announced by Red Bend Software for the third quarter of 2007 show that the firm's FOTA client solution is utilized in some 200 million mobile phones of 117 models worldwide. Red Bend's vCurrent Mobile has been adopted by manufacturers worldwide including LG Electronics, Motorola, Sharp, Sony Ericsson, NEC and Toshiba, and Red Bend forecasts that its software will ship on 250 million mobile phones by the end of 2007.

vCurrent Mobile is based on Red Bend's patented FOTA update client technology, making it possible to update firmware quickly and cost effectively over-the-air while a consumer is using the phone. The fail-safe function ensures valid update even in the event of an interruption such as power-off. The vCurrent Mobile client is fully compliant with Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Device Management (DM) standards, and is interoperable with any OMA DM-compliant server.

For additional information on the N905i and N905iµ handsets, refer to:

About Red Bend Software

Red Bend Software helps mobile phone manufacturers and network operators to accelerate the adoption of new services and features, respond rapidly to customer needs, and reduce support costs through mobile software management solutions. LG Electronics, Motorola, NEC, Sharp, Sony Ericsson, and other large handset manufacturers use Red Bend's firmware over-the-air (FOTA) mobile client software to quickly and reliably deliver compact firmware updates to more than 200 million mobile phones in the hands of consumers. Founded in 1999, Red Bend Software is a privately held, venture capital-financed company with offices in China, Israel, Japan, Korea, the U.K and the U.S. More information is available at

FOMA and WORLD WING are registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

Contact Information

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