Barcelona, Feb 12: Digit Wireless, Inc., the innovators of the Fastap(TM) enabling keypad technology, was selected by the HeadStart 2008 Organization in India as one of 2008's leading innovators of mobile technology entering the Indian market.
The HeadStart award recognizes Digit Wireless as a company pioneering interface innovation in mobility and communications with its cutting-edge Fastap Hindi Language Platform. The revolutionary Fastap Hindi Language Platform enables the multi-level keypad to contain the full Latin and character-rich Hindi alphabets, in addition to a numeric dialpad on a mainstream form factor mobile phone for the Indian mobile user.
The result is a mobile device with a keypad that significantly simplifies text entry in Indian languages resulting in simple discovery, access and use of messaging and mobile data services when compared to traditional mobile phones. The Fastap Hindi Language Platform was one of the top five honorees in the Mobility and Communications category and was based on Fastap's foreseeable impact on India's mobile market as well as sustainable capability for changing market dynamics.
"A majority of the mobile users in India are increasingly demanding a mobile phone that is simple-to-use in their native language in order to communicate effectively and take advantage of the growing number of mobile data services," said Mansi Baranwal, a member of the Mobility and Communications review panel, HeadStart 2008.
"The Fastap Hindi Language Platform is a perfect solution for native Hindi speakers and could have the potential to become a standard in India. We are pleased to honor Digit with this award and look forward to watching the monumental impact they will have on the Indian marketplace," added Mansi.
Companies around the world were invited to present their technologies at the HeadStart 2008 Conference in Bangalore. Digit Wireless was selected by a panel of venture capitalists and industry experts with heavy concentration in the Indian marketplace.
"The recognition of our Fastap Hindi Language Platform by HeadStart validates the overall benefits that our Fastap enabling keypad technology can deliver to India's diverse mobile market," said CEO Robert Blumenthal of Digit Wireless.
"India's mobility is rising at an unprecedented rate, and with its adoption in non-English speaking locations outside metro cities growing steadily, mobile operators and device manufacturers are challenged by the increase in demand for functionality to support non-English-speaking people in these regions. Fastap Enabling Keypad Technology and our Hindi Language Platform is a critical evolution of the existing interface that will empower Indian mobile users within these specific locations to utilize messaging and mobile data services in their preferred language," added Robert.