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   Use of's UP.Browser-enabled Mobile Phones Rapidly Increases

   REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan (March 8, 2000),
   Inc. (Nasdaq: PHCM), a leading provider of mobile Internet software
   and services, today announced that the total number of subscribers of
   DDI, DDI-Cellular Group, TU-KA Group and IDO's wireless Internet
   access services "EZweb" and "EZaccess," using the
   UP.Link(TM) Server Suite, has now exceeded 1 million in Japan.

   EZweb and EZaccess are wireless Internet access services using's UP.Link Server Suite that are provided by DDI,
   DDI-Cellular Group, TU-KA Group and IDO. Internet-based content such
   as email, news, stock, weather, movies, concerts, travel, sports and
   other information can be accessed through Wireless Application
   Protocol (WAP)-enabled mobile phones that include the
   UP.Browser(TM) microbrowser. DDI, DDI-Cellular Group, TU-KA Group and
   IDO are providing approximately 200 content sites for each service, in
   addition to sites that have been created by individual and content
   providers that are not listed on the menu. The additional sites can be
   accessed by typing the URL directly or found by using search engines.

   DDI, DDI-Cellular Group, TU-KA Group and IDO introduced the EZweb and
   EZaccess services in April 1999-allowing subscribers to access the
   Internet through their mobile phones. As of March 8, 2000, the number
   of subscribers has exceeded 1 million. Currently, there are 13
   UP.Browser-enabled mobile phone models. The phones are available from
   Hitachi, Denso, Toshiba, Casio, Sanyo, Sony and Kyocera.

   "We are very pleased to see that the number of DDI, DDI-Cellular
   Group, TU-KA Group and IDO's EZweb and EZaccess users has reached one
   million," said Kazuhiko Ishii, general manager of Japan. "As
   business grows, it is expected that we will continue to see content
   that is geared towards the Internet-enabled mobile phone user. Content
   developers in Japan can not only target local users but there are
   opportunities to access users overseas-and an opportunity for network
   operators to gain additional subscribers."

   About DDI
   DDI, the 2nd largest telecommunications carrier in Japan provides long
   distance, international telephone, Internet connection, mobile phone,
   and PHS services. With respect to mobile phone services, DDI provides
   services through the DDI-Cellular Group, which consists of eight
   subsidiaries covering areas outside the Tokyo and Tokai regions. The
   number of subscribers reached 6.16 million as of February 2000. The
   three companies in the TU-KA Group that are newly-affiliated with DDI
   since October 1, 1999, providing services in the Tokyo, Tokai and
   Kansai areas, and the TU-KA group had 3.41 million subscribers as of
   February 2000.

   About IDO
   IDO is a mobile phone service provider founded in March 1987 primarily
   by Toyota Motor Corporation and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. Having
   its business in the Tokyo and Tokai areas, the center of the Japanese
   economy, IDO established a tie-up relationship with DDI-Cellular Group
   for the introduction of new cdmaOnce services which began in April
   1999 and built a seamless nationwide network. The number of IDO
   subscribers using the digital PDC method and cdmaOne has reached 3.84
   million. This year, in addition to the high-speed PacketOne data
   communications service, IDO plans to begin offering an international
   cdmaOne-based roaming service to connect countries starting with Korea
   and Hong Kong.

   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, Hong Kong,
   London, Seoul and Tokyo. Visit for more

   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 quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the
   quarters ended September 30, 1999 and 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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