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Handango and PocketX Team Up to Develop Handango InHand

Companies work together to produce intelligent, on-device client for operators and handset manufacturers

ATLANTA, GA—March 22, 2004—Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, today announced it has extended its relationship with PocketX Software Inc., a leading developer of Smartphone and Pocket PC solutions.  As a key software partner with Handango for more than three years, PocketX has teamed up with Handango to develop Handango’s intelligent, on-device client, Handango InHand, for Windows Mobile Smartphone. 

With years of developing experience with Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, PocketX provided client-side development for Handango InHand.  To create a seamless customer experience, PocketX integrated the device-resident client with Handango AMPP, Handango’s application management and provisioning platform.  The Windows Mobile Smartphone edition of Handango InHand offers carriers and handset manufactures the ability to increase the attach rate for mobile downloads by delivering an on-device, fully-managed and branded customer experience.  

Using Handango InHand, operators and handset manufacturers can deliver software, games, themes and ringtones to mobile subscribers.  Hand picked from Handango’s selection of more than 75,000 titles, all downloads represent the freshest and best titles available.  With Handango InHand, mobile subscribers can easily try, download and buy titles with just a few keystrokes.

“As one of Handango’s top software partners, PocketX was one of our first choices to work with on the development of the Windows Mobile Smartphone edition of Handango InHand because of their reputation as a premier Windows Mobile developer,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer at Handango. “Because of their hard work and dedication, we are able to provide a customers and carriers with a solid, reliable on-device download experience.”

“Handango InHand provides a completely new way to deliver mobile content to the wireless consumer,” said Bojan Rip, president and chief executive officer at PocketX Software. “Coupled with Handango’s fantastic selection of mobile downloads, InHand provides an unparalleled user experience.”

PocketX currently offers an impressive mobile software line consisting of best-sellers such as Photo Contacts for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone as well as Essential Contax Pro and Pocket Stock Monitor for Windows Mobile Pocket PC.  For more information, please visit http://www.pocketx.net.

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 users. Handango's application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP, has been chosen as the mobile software delivery platform for Nokia, Motorola, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Orange SA, Sony Ericsson, palmOne, Microsoft, Sony, HP, Sega Mobile, AOL and more than 100 others. For more information, visit http://www.handango.com

About PocketX Software

PocketX Software is a leading developer of business and consumer solutions for mobile devices for Windows Mobile Smartphone, Pocket PC, Symbian Series 60 and J2ME platforms. Additional information about Photo Contacts and other PocketX products and solutions can be found at http://www.pocketx.net

To find out more about the InHand client and download it, go to: www.handango.com/inhand



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