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    OMTP announces latest BONDI release 1.1 and new cross platform widgets


    OMTP has announced the latest release of its BONDI terminal initiative which is said to be gaining increasing industry support. Version 1.1 comes at a significant time in the evolution of BONDI with new announcements and demonstrations of implementations and applications across a range of platforms during Mobile World Congress. BONDI device API specifications are designed to be used in conjunction with its security framework by any current and future application ecosystem.
    The final release of version 1.1 cements over six months of industry feedback on the previous version 1.01 and significantly improves the specifications, says OMTP. A key feature of the 1.1 release is its compliance to the W3C Widgets: Packaging and Compliance specification. The new version also improves the usability of the BONDI security mechanisms and provides enhancements to a range of the BONDI APIs. As a W3C member, OMTP has already submitted preliminary versions of BONDI into W3C.
    Work within OMTP is already commencing on version 1.5 of BONDI which will introduce access to a new set of features to the online web development community. Developers in the future will have access to functions such as smartcard features, phone functionalities, sensors and Bluetooth connectivity. Version 1.5 is expected to have its candidate release in spring 2010.
     "OMTP is delighted to be releasing version 1.1 of BONDI at this important time. This new release has taken much industry feedback to produce specifications and a reference implementation which become the new baseline for BONDI implementations." said Tim Raby, Managing Director, OMTP.  "We are constantly working on ways to develop the specification so that developers can truly benefit from further enhanced features and consistent environments, driving the creation and uptake of exciting mobile services."
    Ryu Koriyama, CEO of Aplix Corporation says "We are strongly supportive of the BONDI effort to create an industry standard, with openness and security as core architectural principles. Having been instrumental in the creation of the specification and RI, we look forward to successful deployment of commercial BONDI products in 2010, and the new generation of services that will be enabled as a result".
     "BONDI version 1.1 is enabling developers to create mass-market web applications that are device and platform agnostic. For consumers, this in turn means access to more content and services worldwide, in a secure manner, regardless of their device. BONDI has the potential to drive a consistent experience across multiple devices, including mobile phone and other computing devices." said Kristin Rinne, Senior Vice-President, AT&T
    "It is great to see that through the successful co-operation of operators, terminal vendors, application developers and industry organizations, BONDI version 1.1 has been released and already various vendors are working on implementations. We will remain highly committed as BONDI moves forward and welcome others to participate as well" states Arnd Gallmann, Senior Vice President Terminal Technology, at Deutsche Telekom.
    "With the final release of BONDI 1.1, the mass market of mobile applications and services can be facilitated in a consistent and secure manner and draw increased operators attention and participation. KT is currently working on the development of a web platform based upon BONDI 1.1, which is expected to lead to an explosion in mobile data." said Kyeong-Soo  Lee, Executive Vice President of Convergence Wibro BU, KT.