Handwritten notes through Speedy Tomato's mobile portal

Telia's portal company Speedy Tomato and Anoto have started to collaborate in order to integrate Anoto's services with Speedy Tomato's mobile portal. The Anoto concept will enable you to send hand-written notes directly from paper as a graphical e-mail, fax or as a SMS. The notes can be typed on ordinary paper and will be transmitted via Speedy Tomato's portal to computers, palm devices, mobile phones and fax machines.
"Using pen and paper is the natural way of communicating. Anoto's services inspire, support and simplifies peoples' everyday life, which fit's Speedy Tomato's image perfectly," said Johan Hall, acting President of Speedy Tomato.
The business model is based on a revenue sharing, where Anoto provides the infrastructure and a number of selected services. Speedy Tomato is currently testing and evaluating the Anoto solution and intends to launch the first services during spring 2002.
"Speedy Tomato has a great understanding of consumers' need of simple, user-friendly solutions and also has the technical knowledge needed to fulfill the increasing needs of today's mobile Internet market. The company's growing presence in Europe will give Anoto access to this pan European market," said Christer Fåhraeus, President at Anoto.
Speedy Tomato will join Anoto's partnership program, a forum where the company's partners can exchange experiences. The forum's goal is to ultimately enhance Anoto's digital paper standard.
Anoto's concept comprised of three different components: ordinary paper equipped with the almost invisible Anoto grid, digital pens with Bluetooth modules, and services provided through a mobile carrier.
Speedy Tomato´s user-friendly, personal services inspire and support people in their everyday life. Some examples of services are personal calendars, address book, e-mail to your mobile phone, news, finance, sport, and games, chat communities, m-commerce, positioning services etc.
Anne Liljeroth, Head of PR, Speedy Tomato AB, phone +46 706 82 71 51
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