Express News Maps and More Information Suite Now Available For Sprint PCS Vision Handsets

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Handmark, the leading developer and publisher of software for smart mobile devices, announced today that Express News Maps and More (based on the Handmark Pocket Express application), a new JAVA version of Pocket Express, the company’s breakthrough suite of information services for mobile devices, is now available for many handsets from Sprint PCS Vision (www.sprintpcs.com). With Express, users can access real-time news, sports, movie times, maps, local city information and more, up to 30 times faster and with 80 percent fewer keystrokes than any other mobile alternative.

The Handmark Express mobile content application, a DEMOgod award winner and Codie Awards finalist, gives mobile phone users the information they need most, faster than through browsing the web. Priced at just $6.99 per month, Pocket Express provides news, stocks quotes, sports scores, schedule and standings, weather conditions and forecasts for over 2 million locations worldwide, maps and directions for the entire United States, movies, and 411 white and yellow page directory search.

With the introduction of Express News Maps and More for J2ME (Java) devices, the service supports the following Sprint PCS Vision handsets:

  • Audiovox: PM-8912, PM-8920;
  • LG: PM-125, PM-325, PM-535, PM-5225;
  • Samsung: VI600, VI620, VI660, VI680, PM-A740, RL-A760;
  • Sanyo: RL 4920, 5500, RL-7300, MM-5600, MM-7400, PM-8200; and
  • Toshiba: VM 4050.

“Handmark is committed to making Express not only the most convenient, but the most widely available service of its kind in the wireless industry,” said Douglas Edwards, vice president at Handmark. “Sprint PCS Vision plan customers using Java devices can now be assured they will have full access to the convenience, speed, and value found in Express News Maps and More.”

Availability

The new Java version of the Express application is available for download directly to handsets from the Sprint Vision download “tools” option on supported handsets.

To learn more about the Handmark Express application, go to www.handmark.com. For more about other Handmark applications available through the Sprint PCS Vision plan, visit www.sprintpcs.com.

About Handmark

Handmark has a well-earned reputation for quality and superior technology as a provider of both applications and infrastructure for the delivery of content to smart mobile devices. Handmark is the # 1 developer and publisher of entertainment and productivity software at retail for handheld mobile devices. 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 leads the industry in offering handheld computing software through all available channels, including both online (visit the Handmark Store at www.handmark.com) and at retail. Handmark also owns and maintains MemoWare.com, the largest repository of free content for mobile devices.

Handmark is a member of Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC) — a unique partner program developed by Microsoft to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development, and provide leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful mobility solutions to market.

Handmark is also a charter infrastructure partner of Palm Powered Mobile World.

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