Toshiba announces the world’s first software supporting remote operation of a personal computer from a mobile phone.
The Toshiba Ubiquitous Viewer provides access to any Windows-OS-based home or office computer and allows users to open MS Office suite, and to read and modify files. Ubiquitous Viewer also supports access to PC-based e-mail, internet browser and other PC applications.
Ubiquitous Viewer will debut in CDMA1X mobile phones from KDDI's au, and Toshiba plans to extend application to other carriers in the near future, in Japan and overseas. Subscribers of au will be able to access the service by the end of March 2005.
The move to offer flat rate fee for mobile phone services, now available for 3G phone services by KDDI and NTT DoCoMo (ah! 3G flat rate heaven), is expected to boost the sales of Ubiquitous Viewer, as mobile phone service subscribers will have access to unlimited packet service and higher bandwidth.
More details in Toshiba Press-Release.