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                              ASIA AND EUROPE

    Taiwanese Manufacturer to Debut WAP-Compatible GSM Phones in Europe
                    and Asia Including Taiwan and China

   REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (February 23, 2000), Inc.
   (Nasdaq:PHCM), a leading provider of mobile Internet software and
   services, today announced that GVC Co. of Taiwan has licensed the UP.Browser(TM) for use in new GVC Internet-enabled mobile
   telephones for Asian and European Markets. Under the terms of the
   agreement, GVC will incorporate the WAP-compatible UP.Browser(TM)
   microbrowser into its line of GSM handsets.

   By adding Internet-enabled mobile phones to its product portfolio, GVC
   anticipates its GSM phones will be more marketable to both consumers
   and other handset manufacturers. In Taiwan, GVC sells and markets its
   handsets under it's the GVC brand name, while in other Asian and
   European markets GVC is positioned as a leading original equipment
   manufacturer (OEM).

   "By licensing the UP.Browser, GVC is able to quickly enter
   the wireless Internet market," said Paul Wang, Vice President of GVC
   Wireless Communications. "We believe that by incorporating's
   WAP-compatible microbrowser into our GSM phones, our phone product
   line will be more competitive and appealing to our customers. has proven that is the worldwide leader in microbrowser
   technology, across all mobile standards. Given their commitment to the
   WAP standard, they were the logical choice for GVC."

   "By licensing the microbrowser, GVC joins a growing list of
   companies, including most of the other leading mobile phone
   manufacturers around the world, that integrate our UP.Browser
   microbrowser into their mobile phones," said Ben Linder, vice
   president of marketing of "With its manufacturing
   facilities in China and a growing brand awareness in Taiwan, GVC is
   another prominent manufacturer to join forces with to
   provide cutting edge wireless Internet-ready mobile phones. Taiwan and
   other Asian countries are key markets for both our companies to
   demonstrate our commitment to delivering wireless users with premium
   WAP-compatible products."

   GVC joins a list of more than 25 wireless phone manufacturers in North
   America, Europe, and Asia with a license to employ the
   UP.Browser. The UP.Browser is currently being ported to over 70
   distinct phone models for all major digital standards, including CDMA,
   GSM, PDC, PHS, iDEN and TDMA. The WAP-compatible UP.Browser will
   enable GVC's GSM mobile users to wirelessly access and interact with
   the Internet and Intranet through wireless carriers who have licensed
   the, UP.Link(TM) Server Suite.'s UP.Browser software is a WAP-compatible micro-browser that
   is designed and optimized for mass-market wireless telephones. Using
   UP.Browser, wireless subscribers can access Web-based information and
   services that are hosted on network operators' or third-party Web
   servers. Due to its open and highly portable architecture, UP.Browser
   can be embedded into different types of wireless telephones and
   utilize each mobile phone's specific display and input
   characteristics, such as graphical displays and programmable keys.
   UP.Browser, combined with each phone's existing user interface
   software, gives network operators a way to reach subscribers and add
   innovative services, with seamless integration of voice and data
   services. provides handset manufacturers with core and interface
   modules, which they adapt to existing phone models, greatly reducing
   their R&D investment. Handset manufacturers can optimize the
   integration of UP.Browser into their wireless handsets with the
   technical assistance, documentation and tools of's OEM
   support organization.

   About GVC
   GVC Corporation is an electronics manufacturer headquartered in
   Taipei, Taiwan. Established in 1979, the company went public in 1991
   and achieved revenues of $1.5 billion in 1998. As the leading
   manufacturer of Analog Modem in the world, GVC also produces broadband
   internet access devices like ADSL, Cable Modem, DVB-C Information
   Appliance (IA) products, wireless phones and PC, motherboards. GVC
   continues to invest actively in digital wireless phone technology such
   as GSM, CDMA, and Third-Generation (3G) technologies. The company
   expects to establish a prominent position in the global wireless
   communications market following the announcement of the IMT-2000
   standard. Additional information on GVC is available at

   About, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM) is a leading provider of software and
   services that enable the delivery of Internet-based information
   services to mass-market wireless telephones. Using its software,
   wireless subscribers have access to Internet- and corporate
   intranet-based services, including Email, news, stocks, weather,
   travel and sports. In addition, subscribers have access via their
   wireless telephones to network operators' intranet-based telephony
   services, which may include over-the-air activation, call management,
   billing history information, pricing plan subscription and voice
   message management. is headquartered in Silicon Valley,
   California and has regional offices in Belfast, Copenhagen, London and
   Tokyo. Visit for more information.

   Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
   discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements
   involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
   differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.
   Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,'s limited operating history, potential fluctuations in's operating results, uncertainties related to's
   long sales cycle and reliance on a small number of customers,'s dependence on the acceptance of its products by network
   operators and wireless subscribers,'s ability to adequately
   address the rapidly-evolving market for delivery of Internet-based
   services through wireless telephones, the need to achieve widespread
   integration of's browser in wireless telephones, competition
   from companies with substantially greater financial, technical,
   marketing and distribution resources and the ability of to
   manage a complex set of engineering, marketing and distribution
   relationships. Further information regarding these and other risks are
   included in's Form 10-Q for quarter ended December 31, 1999,
   in its prospectus dated November 16, 1999 and in its other filings
   with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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   terms carrying the "UP." prefix are trademarks of, Inc. All
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   John Wang
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