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Handmark® Wins MobileVillage Mobile Star Awards in Five Categories

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Handmark, Inc.
105 East 5th Street #201
Kansas City, MO, 64106

Press release date: October 23, 2006

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (23 October 2006) - Handmark®, creator of the best mobile infotainment experience, today announced that it has won two Gold and three Silver Mobile Star Awards(TM) from MobileVillage®, the 14-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology. The awards honor Pocket Express(TM) and the wireless industry leadership of August Grasis III, CEO of Handmark.

The fifth annual Mobile Star Awards(TM) aim to honor and promote the best companies, products, deployments, and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers to Go Mobile®, MobileVillage's free online newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers, and top tech journalists.

Handmark awards include:

o Personal Software: Educational/Reference: Gold Star: Handmark - Pocket Express

o Visionary: Consumer Mobile Software: Gold Star: August Grasis, CEO & founder, Handmark

o Personal Software: Entertainment [non-game]: Silver Star: Handmark - Pocket Express

o Personal Software: Web Content Provider: Silver Star: Handmark - Pocket Express

o Visionary: Wireless Services: Silver Star: August Grasis, CEO & founder, Handmark

"The Mobile Star Awards program has grown along with the mobile industry," says MobileVillage Editor Gary Thayer. "This year we saw hundreds of entries in about 60 categories, and nearly 1,000 people took the time to cast votes. The Mobile Star Awards are unique in that the judges are Go Mobile® readers. These people have a great knowledge of mobile products and success stories, and eager to share that knowledge with the world."

Pocket Express wireless service delivers free news, sports, and weather, plus other subscription services including stock quotes, street maps and turn-by-turn directions, movie reviews and show times, the New Oxford American Dictionary, 411 directory search, and more. Pocket Express is available on BlackBerry, Palm Treo, motorola Q and other Windows Mobile wireless handhelds as well as MOTORAZR, MOTOPEBL, and MOTOSLVR.

Upgrading your mobile phone experience with Pocket Express is easy. Use your phone as a phone, just call 877-796-3669, it's completely automated and you'll receive a text message with a one-click download link1. If you're at your desktop, go to for other install options. If you're tired of wasting time with a mobile browser, don't wait any longer. You're ready for the Pocket Express experience.

August Grasis III is a 20-year software industry veteran who has been responsible for the development of over 30 commercial software programs and sale of more than one million software packages through virtually all channels to consumers and businesses. Under Grasis' leadership, Handmark has grown to become a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile content solutions. The company's success is reflected in the broad adoption of Pocket Express with mobile customers and wireless carriers, a service that has received numerous accolades since its introduction in 2004.

A list of winners in each of this year's award categories is posted at

About Handmark® Handmark is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile content solutions. Pocket Express wireless on-device portal service offers consumer-friendly access to news, reference and infotainment content on mobile phones as well as BlackBerry, Palm Treo, MOTORAZR, motorola Q(TM) and other Windows Mobile wireless handhelds. The company holds key mobile content distribution patents including Java-based push technology for wireless devices; has technology and distribution relationships with CNN International, The Associated Press, Oxford University Press, Hasbro, MobiTV, TV Guide, JAMDAT Mobile and Zagat Survey as well as all major U.S. mobile operators; and dominates the market for mobile software sold through retail channels. Handmark has R&D facilities in Gothenburg, Sweden; Kansas City, Mo.; and Dallas, Texas, with sales offices in Kansas City; San Francisco; Stockholm, Sweden; and London. For more information, visit

About MobileVillage® A pioneer in developing the enterprise mobile technology market since 1993, MobileVillage® / PDA Inc. is a market and solutions development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless enterprise computing within select vertical and horizontal market segments. The company has fostered countless technical and professional alliances through conferences; news; product promotions and awards; and "Best of Breed" solution identification. Visit MobileVillage online at

Eric Haar Editorial and Media Relations Manager Handmark, Inc. Tools & Toys for a Mobile Generation Visit us online at
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