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Sophia Cradle Upgrades SophiaCompress(BREW) for BREW-enabled Nokia Series

Adopted to Applications for Nokia BREW Phones Worldwide


KYOTO — May 12, 2006 — Sophia Cradle Incorporated (Headquarter: Kyoto; CEO: Kazunori Sugiyama), an innovative developer of mobile phone software, today announced to release SophiaCompress(BREW)[*1] 2.1

This latest version of SophiaCompress(BREW) is capable of compressing BREW [*2] apps for big endian[*3] environment , such as apps for BREW phones "Nokia 3205".

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May 10, 2006, Sophia Cradle Incorporated has released SophiaCompress(BREW) 2.1.

SophiaCompress(BREW)2.1 is capable of compressing BREW apps for big endian environment , such as apps for BREW phone "Nokia 3205". Also, SophiaCompress(BREW)2.1 is equipped with installshield wizard, helping users to install and setup the software easily.

Nokia's BREW phones, "Nokia 3205" used in North America and Latin America is equipped with chipset other than Qualcomm's. As a result, "Nokia 3205" reads byte codes in big endian order. So BREW apps should also be compressed in a big endian environment.

SophiaCompress(BREW)2.1 solved this problem by adopting its boot loader [*4] to big endian environment.

New Functions for SophiaCompress(BREW) 2.1

  1. Adopted boot loader for big endian environment.
  2. Equipped with installshield wizard.

* BREW apps for Nokia 3205, compressed by SophiaCompress(BREW) 2.1 are already distributed in Latin America.

Free Trial is available at the Sophia Cradle web site from May 12. For special discount offer, please see SophiaCompress(BREW) Overview.

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Reference : SophiaCompress(BREW) 2.1 User Interface

SophiaCompress(BREW)2.1 User Interface



[*1] SophiaCompress(BREW)

SophiaCompress(BREW) 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.

English version of SophiaCompress(BREW) is available.

SophiaCompress(BREW) Overview:

SophiaCompress(BREW) Free Trial:

[*2] 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 so remarkable that there are currently 62 network operators in 29 countries (as of March 2006) that provide BREW services, including Japan's KDDI that started offering it in February 2003.

[*3] Big endian

Endian is the order for storing byte codes in computer memory.

In big endian order, high order bytes is stored first, while in the little endian order, low bytes are stored first.

The word "endian" comes from the first chapter "A voyage to Lilliput" from "Gulliver's Travels" written by Jonathan Swift. In Lilliput, people who eat eggs from the small side are called "Little endians" and those who eat from the bigger side are called "Big endians".

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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/.

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