Handango Announces InHand Client for Series 60

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Today, at the Nokia Mobility Conference, Handango, the leading provider of mobile content, announced the release of the InHand Series 60 client, an on-device application that makes it easy for customers to discover, download and buy best-selling Symbian OS-based content and applications. Handango InHand for Series 60 is optimized for the recently launched Nokia N70 and other Series 60 devices.

Handango InHand for Series 60 delivers a compelling content discovery and purchasing experience designed to enable developers and operators to drive revenues from rich application downloads. Features of the new version of the InHand client include:

  • Auto-Update
    Delivers fresh content and client updates without user intervention.
  • Multiple Purchasing Options
    Allows users to purchase downloads using Premium SMS, credit card and Handango member accounts.
  • Advance Content Download Manager
    Features automatic continuation of interrupted downloads, background transfers and multiple concurrent download locations.
  • Customizable
    Offers a full range of possibilities for operator branding and customization.

“Handango InHand is the optimal solution for operators wanting to streamline content delivery, offer a branded interface, increase revenue and provide customers with a superior download experience,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. “The Series 60 version of InHand joins a robust, proven family of popular download clients. Supporting six major mobile software platforms, Handango InHand has been chosen by industry leaders as their preferred on–device download solution.”

For content providers with Symbian Signed applications, Handango InHand for Series 60 is an ideal avenue to gain customer exposure through millions of devices worldwide.

Development

Handango worked in conjunction with Nokia to develop the Series 60 version of Handango InHand, integrating Handango AMPP, Handango’s application management and provisioning platform, with the customizable, device-resident Purchasing Client developed as the consumer interface of Nokia’s Preminet end-to-end content delivery solution. Both the Preminet and InHand for Series 60 clients are designed to easily deliver quality content and applications into the hands of mobile customers globally.

“Nokia is excited to offer the Preminet Client for the new version of Handango InHand,” said Petteri Putkiranta, director – Preminet Solution, Nokia. “Handango InHand is a proven means for delivering quality applications directly to a customer’s phone. The integration of the InHand brand and the Preminet Client technology is a powerful combination.”

Pricing & Availability

Handango InHand for Series 60 is available at no charge from www.handango.com/InHandSeries60. Developers interested in distributing their applications through the InHand catalog can contact their Handango representatives or partners@handango.com for requirements. Operators and device manufacturers interested in licensing Handango InHand can contact inhand@handango.com.

In addition to Series 60, Handango InHand supports smartphones and wireless handhelds utilizing BlackBerry(R), Palm OS(R), Symbian OS(TM) and Windows Mobile for Smartphone or Pocket PC. For more information about Handango InHand, visit www.handango.com/inhand.

Operators, device manufacturers and brands who have licensed Handango InHand include Sprint, Alltel, Sony Ericsson, Dobson, BenQ, Sierra Wireless and many more.

About Handango

Handango is the leading provider of Mobile Downloads bringing over 50,000 applications and 25,000 digital media titles to market through an extensive global distribution network that reaches millions of mobile customers. Handango’s application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP, has been chosen as the mobile software delivery platform for Nokia, Motorola, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Orange SA, Sony Ericsson, Palm, Microsoft, HP, Sega Mobile, AOL and more than 100 others. For more information, visit http://corp.handango.com.

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