Toshiba's New Ubiquitous Viewer Software Gives Anytime Access to PCs from Mobile Phones

Toshiba has announced the launch of a software application that will allow users to remotely control their PC from a mobile phone. Called Ubiquitous Viewer, the software provides access to any Windows-OS-based home or office computer and allows users to open productivity software, such as the MS Office suite, and to read and modify files.

Ubiquitous Viewer also supports access to PC-based e-mail, internet browser and other PC applications, providing users with access to PC-based resources at any time, wherever they are.

Developed in collaboration with service and content providers, Ubiquitous Viewer bridges the gap between mobile phones and PCs.

Ubiquitous Viewer will debut in CDMA1X mobile phones from KDDI's au network, and Toshiba plans to extend application to other carriers in the near future, both in Japan and overseas.

Subscribers to au will be able to access the service by the end of March 2005.