Openwave Higher on Instant Message Pact

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Openwave

(OPWV)

was hired by Genie to provide an integrated instant messaging system for 5.8 million U.K. users. The system will combine aspects of mobile phones with Internet instant messaging.

Openwave also extended a relationship with

Telecomm Italia

to deliver technology for mobile Internet services, and developed a new mobile Internet solution based on the WAP 2.0 specification for Tokyo-based KDDI Corporation.

Openwave was recently trading up 3.6% to $8.65 in premarket Instinet trading.