Casio, Vodafone to Announce Mobile Net Pact

LONDON (02/01/2000) - Vodafone AirTouch PLC and Casio Computer Co. Ltd. have agreed to develop mobile wireless products with Internet capabilities, a Vodafone spokeswoman said today.

The first product will be a part of a mobile phone that will use Vodafone's worldwide networks to access the Internet. The Japanese device manufacturer and the U.K. telecommunications company will also develop a handheld Internet terminal product, the Vodafone spokeswoman said.

The first product should be ready for shipping in this year's second half, she added.

Vodafone and Casio later today will release a joint statement outlining the agreement.

Vodafone AirTouch, in Newbury, England, can be contacted at +44-16-35-33-251, or at

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