Nokia’s biggest rival in mobile data software, Openwave, claims that the Finnish giant is excluding it from efforts to create a common standard for mobile data. The company says that Nokia has refused to let it join a standard-setting initiative that includes most of the industry’s major players.
Last November, Nokia said it would offer its software to other handset manufacturers, and invited handset vendors and mobile operators to join a group establishing a new standard. Openwave is not part of this group.
However, Nokia says that it will let other companies join the consortium once the founder members have established the relevant terms and conditions. Openwave is likely be one of the first of these new members.