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L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co., Nokia Corp., and Motorola Inc. last month announced the creation of the Wireless Village initiative, a joint project established to define and promote a set of universal specifications for mobile instant messaging and presence services. The technology will allow users to send instant messages and subscribe to additional services on various devices, such as cell phones, pagers and PDAs, the companies said in a joint statement. Wireless Village intends to deliver architectural, protocol, and test specifications and tools for instant messaging and presence services by the end of the year.