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Sophia Cradle Starts Shipping BREW Compression Tool to Overseas Developers

Targeting BREW developers worldwide while 45 network operators in 24 countries currently adopt BREW


KYOTO — June 16, 2005 — Sophia Cradle Incorporated (Headquarter: Kyoto; CEO: Kazunori Sugiyama), an innovative developer of mobile phone software, today announced to start shipping a new version of its popular SophiaCompress(BREW), the only compression tool in the world that supports BREW 3.1, to Japan and 24 other countries. A Free Trial version of the product is also available at the Sophia Cradle website.

User Interface of SophiaCompress(BREW)

User Interface of SophiaCompress(BREW)

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The number of BREW [*1] mobile phones that are primarily adopted by KDDI in December 2003, has been increasing to more than ten million in Japan. NTT DoCoMo will also support BREW starting from fall this year. Currently, 34 handset manufacturers and 45 network operators are using BREW technology and the numbers are expected to grow.

Following this market trend, Sophia Cradle has developed SophiaCompress(BREW) [*2], the only compression utility for BREW applications in the world. SophiaCompress(BREW) helps developers create smaller applications with better functionality and is used by many leading game makers, content providers, system integrators, etc.

Sophia Cradle today starts selling English version of SophiaCompress(BREW) to overseas software developers.

Pricing and Availability
SophiaCompress(BREW) is JPY 300,000 per license. Estimating that the world market is five times larger than the domestic one, Sophia Cradle expects a 500% increase in sales with 1,000 licenses in a year.

Free Trial of SophiaCompress(BREW) is also available at the Sophia Cradle website.

Application for SophiaCompress(BREW) Free Trial

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New Features of SophiaCompress(BREW)



[*1] BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless)

The standard of mobile phone software developed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, released in January 2001. BREW applications work fast no matter what the underlying system software in the handset is. A user can download a compiled BREW application from the Internet and use it with any BREW-enabled handset. The worldwide spread of BREW is remarkable, and there are many network operators that provide BREW services, including Japan's KDDI which started offering them in February 2003. Recently, another Japanese network operator NTT DoCoMo has also started BREW services.

[*2] SophiaCompress(BREW)

SophiaCompress(BREW) is the only compression tool in the world for BREW applications, it is developed by Sophia Cradle Incorporated. With SophiaCompress(BREW), compiled BREW programs in mod format can be compressed and executed. Many leading game makers, content providers and other companies have adopted this technology with success.

URL for detailed information:/english/products/sophiacompress_brew/index.html

About Sophia Cradle

Sophia Cradle Incorporated is a mobile phone software developer which currently specializes in BREW C++, GUI middleware and mobile Java. Founded in 2002, Sophia Cradle aims to render services to the improvement of everyone's quality of life by creating innovative mobile Internet technology. For more information about Sophia Cradle, please visit www.s-cradle.com/english/.