LONDON, UK — Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, announced today the launch of Handango UK, Handango France, and Handango Germany. The sites feature content and products optimized for each country. These launches support Handango’s broader effort to popularize its brand and platform, Handango AMPP, with European consumers, mobile operators and device manufacturers.
Handango’s localized sites give Europeans more choice for smart phone and handheld downloads. The storefronts offer more than 50,000 software applications, giving customers an almost endless variety of options to personalize and professionalize their smart phones and handhelds.
Customers also now have access to Handango’s selection of exclusive applications and features. Customers can utilize popular features such as Handango?s free download backup service and Handango Rewards program, which enables customers to earn credit toward free software with every purchase.
“These new storefronts are the spearhead of our European expansion effort,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. “By strengthening our local marketing and customer support, we intend to make the Handango brand as popular in Europe as it is North America.”
The storefronts are receiving strong local market support already. A network of European sites with more than four million hits per month have joined the Handango Affiliate Network and are supporting the launch through linkage and promotions on their respective sites. These sites include Pocket PC Life, PDA247, Talk Mobile, Nokia 3650, Pocket PC Solutions, Palmware.ru, Winceware.ru, My-cellular and Mobile Bulgaria. Portals interested in becoming an affiliate can do so by contacting email@example.com.
A large number of European industry leaders have also endorsed the Handango AMPP platform and currently utilize its robust capabilities to deliver mobile content to their customers. Handango AMPP licensees include Orange (http://www.handango.com/orange), Sony Ericsson (http://www.handango.com/sonyericsson), O2 (http://www.handango.com/o2) and many more. For more information about Handango AMPP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handango UK (http://www.handango.co.uk) features local football schedules, Tube maps and other specialized content for UK residents with pricing in pounds sterling with VAT included. Customers with Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone phones are supported on the site. The site also accepts Switch and Solo debit cards for payments.
Handango France (http://www.handango.com/fr) features a multitude of French-language applications. Customers with phones from Bouygues Telecom, SFR and Orange are supported at the site, and purchase options now include Carte Bleu. All prices are in Euros with VAT included.
Handango Germany (http://www.handango.de) features an extensive selection of German-language content and many exclusive applications. All prices are in Euros with VAT included. Phones from T-Mobile, Vodafone and E-Plus are supported. Coming later in 2005, customers will be able to purchase using popular local purchase methods such as bank transfer on German bank accounts.
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, palmOne, Microsoft, HP, Sega Mobile, AOL and more than 100 others. For more information, visit http://corp.handango.com.