OSAKA — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and Finnish cell phone maker Nokia Corp. said Tuesday they have agreed to cooperate in exchanging data and content between mobile terminals and home electronics devices.

The collaboration is designed to bridge various technologies and enable new services, including using mobile terminals for remote viewing and to control home electronics devices, they said.

The two companies will focus on a number of key technologies and specifications designed to enhance interconnectivity, interoperability and content transfer.

The two companies also plan to cooperate on device connection interface technologies for direct data exchange among mobile terminals and consumer electronics appliances.

Matsushita and Nokia plan to put on the market products based on the technologies as early as 2003.

They said they intend to make the outcome of this cooperation available to the mobile communication and consumer electronics industries.

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