SOURCE: Red Bend Software

March 26, 2007 09:45 ET

NEC Adopts Red Bend's vCurrent® Mobile for Its Ultra Slim 3G Model, the 706N

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- Red Bend Software Japan KK (located in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, representing director company president Kazuhiro Abe), the market leader in Mobile Software Management and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating solutions for mobile phones and modules, today announced that NEC Corporation has adopted Red Bend's vCurrent® Mobile FOTA client software for the SoftBank 706N mobile phone, which launched on March 7th. This is the second NEC model, following the 705N last December, to incorporate Red Bend's FOTA solution for efficient, reliable and cost-effective delivery of firmware updates to mobile phones in consumers' hands.

The 706N is NEC's ultra slim 3G mobile phone model for SoftBank. It features incoming mail in 3D animation and a customizable menu design. The phone has been produced in four colors: silver, black, cherry pink and raspberry pink, the latter two being Japan's spring colors.

With the addition of the 706N, Red Bend's vCurrent Mobile is now available in a total of 10 3G mobile phones from NEC and Sharp for SoftBank consumers. Last month, Red Bend also announced that its FOTA solution has been adopted by the Japan Radio Co. for the WX220J and WX321J models.

"Our customers have made Red Bend's vCurrent Mobile a must-have feature in their new phone models due to the superior performance of our software and the ease of integration with new platforms,"said Kazuhiro Abe, President of Red Bend Software Japan KK. "With this level of trust from world-class manufacturers such as NEC, Red Bend continues to increase its market leadership in Japan and demonstrate the value of our FOTA solution in improving the mobile user experience."

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, BenQ Mobile, 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 80 million mobile phones already 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 about Red Bend Software is available at

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