A group of international mobile operators announced their participation in BONDI, a new initiative spearheaded by the Open Mobile Terminal Platform consortium intended to create a blueprint and roadmap for galvanizing mobile application development. OMTP members AT&T, T-Mobile, 3 Group, Telenor, Telefónica, Telecom Italia and Vodafone will take part in BONDI, which promises to provide a consistent and secure web services interface for use by developers across multiple device platforms--according to the OMTP, BONDI will harmonize various open and proprietary ongoing initiatives in an attempt to minimize the potential for technology fragmentation while contributing toward ongoing standardization efforts. BONDI handset software will also seek to block fraudulent and malicious activity via unauthorized access to services or personal information.
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