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AccuWeather Pursues Wireless Market

AccuWeather Pursues Wireless Market

Calling the wireless market an “ideal distribution channel,” is out with a graphical weather service for Palm OS and PocketPC users, in conjunction with Sharp Electronics.
The SharpMotionART service provides graphical weather presentation for handheld users. The new version of the Mobile service will be available for 160 cities and can be downloaded at
The service gives the user access to parameters like current conditions in a chosen city, four-day forecasts for a city, Weather Almanac data and a travel map showing regional conditions. AccuWeather calls the service a “vast improvement” over those now available for Palm OS and PocketPC users. “Slow download times are no longer a problem,” the company said. Plans are in the works to expand the partnership to other devices, Sharp and AccuWeather said.