3/24/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and AT&T Wireless (NYSE: AWE) announced that Sun's Java Desktop System, a comprehensive, secure and highly affordable enterprise desktop solution will operate in conjunction with AT&T Wireless' nationwide EDGE wireless data network beginning in Fall 2004. The EDGE-enabled Java Desktop System will give AT&T Wireless users the ability to leverage a complete, cost-effective, fully mobile laptop client to stay connected to the Internet, access their corporate networks or check e-mail.
"Sun and AT&T Wireless believe there is a growing market opportunity for enterprises looking for anytime, anywhere connections with the Java Desktop System," said Curtis Sasaki, vice president, Desktop Solutions, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Our partnership promises to address business needs by increasing the efficiency, productivity and security of the enterprise customer through complete, new mobile services."
"We are excited to work with Sun to meet the needs of this rapidly growing desktop market," said Abhi Ingle, vice president, Enterprise Data Solutions, AT&T Wireless. "AT&T Wireless' EDGE network will mobilize employees that use the Java Desktop System, giving them the ability to take their desktop experience outside the office. This is another example of AT&T Wireless' and Sun's commitment to deliver anywhere, anytime Internet access across the globe."
The EDGE-enabled Java Desktop System, which will operate on the fastest national wireless data network in the U.S., will be highlighted in Sun Microsystems' chairman, president and chief executive officer Scott McNealy's keynote speech at the CTIA WIRELESS 2004 Conference on March 22, 2004 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Sun will demonstrate its converged network computing solutions for the wireless and telecommunications market at CTIA booth number 4359.
Java Desktop System
The Java Desktop System is a comprehensive, secure, highly affordable enterprise desktop solution that is simple to use and leverages existing infrastructure. Key features include a well-defined, integrated look and feel, familiar desktop themes, as well as document and printing interoperability with Solaris, Linux, and Windows environments.
U.S. list price for the Java Desktop System is an annual $100 per desktop user or $50 per employee for existing Java Enterprise System customers. For a limited time, Sun is offering an aggressive trade-up program for users looking to move off their existing desktop. By providing proof of purchase to their existing desktop environment, qualified users will be able to purchase the Java Desktop System for $50. For more information, visit http://www.sun.com/javadesktopsystem.
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Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
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