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|October 20, 2003 GMT|
|Handmark to Deliver Games to New PCS Vision Smart Devices|
From: Belinda Banks - S&S Public Relations
|Handmark, Inc., the leading publisher ofsoftware for Palm OS and Windows Mobile(tm) platforms for handheld devices, has signed a content publishing agreement with Sprint to provide games that can be downloaded wirelessly through PCS Vision to PCS Vision Smart Devices such as the new PCS Smart Device Treo 600 by Handspring. Currently eleven titles from Handmark will be available for purchase including Monopoly, Scrabble, Warfare Incorporated, Yahtzee, Battleship, MobileDB, and others. Titles will cost between $9.99 and $29.99 and once purchased will simply be added to the customer’s PCS invoice.|
“PCS Vision offers Sprint customers the ability to do more than make a call as they move their online world in the palm of their hand with Vision-enabled PCS Phones,” said Chip Novick vice president of consumer marketing for the PCS Division of Sprint. “PCS Vision on the Treo 600 exemplifies this as it boosts professional productivity through access of information and email, allows customers to share everyday moments instantly with Picture Mail, and turns otherwise idle time into fun with downloadable games from Handmark.”
“Handmark is the number one provider of handheld content for PDAs and through this agreement with Sprint, we are creating a new distribution opportunity to continue our leadership,” said Douglas Edwards, vice president of marketing for Handmark, “The combination of Handmark content expertise with the enhanced Sprint Nationwide Network will provide customers with an easy-to-use, graphically rich catalog of games for converged devices such as the new Treo 600.”
The Treo 600 is the first Palm Powered TM device to have access to Sprint billed downloadable PCS Vision applications (Picture MailSM, Games, Ringers, Screensavers) via the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. The PCS Vision Smart Device Treo 600 by Handspring is the ultimate tool for mobile professionals and on-the-go consumers that want to shed their multiple devices by combining their wireless phone, messaging, Palm OS® organizer and digital camera. The Treo 600 is now available at Sprint Stores nationwide.
Handmark® is the number one developer and publisher of entertainment and productivity software at retail for both Palm OS and Pocket PC based handheld devices from Palm, Sony, Handspring, HP, Dell, Toshiba, Viewsonic and others. Handmark is unique in its comprehensive offering of application software and online and wireless services. Handmark offers the broadest collection of fully supported tools and toys for a mobile generation™.
Handmark software is available through all channels, including both online (visit the Handmark Store at: www.handmark.com) and at retail. Handmark also owns and maintains MemoWare.com (www.memoware.com) the largest repository of free content for handhelds.
Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 70,000 employees worldwide and nearly $27 billion in annual revenues, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
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