Handmark Introduces Pocket Express for the Nokia E62 Smartphone
Leading Mobile Internet Service Now Available to Users of Leading Business and Consumer Device
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dec. 19, 2006 - Handmark today announced that its award-winning Pocket Express(TM) wireless services are now optimized and available for the Nokia E62 smartphone. Delivering free news, sports and weather updates, plus two weeks of free access to all 14 Handmark® Express Executive Edition services, Pocket Express leverages the power of the Nokia E62 device to deliver vital information for both business and consumer users.
"The Nokia E62 device is a perfect showcase for Pocket Express. It's sleek and robust, and delivers a superior mobile experience," said Douglas Edwards, Handmark co-founder and chief marketing officer. "Pocket Express offers the best way for consumers to make the most out their Nokia E62 experience by delivering an essential mobile Internet with just a few clicks."
Users can download Pocket Express on the Nokia E62 by navigating to pxme.us on the device's S60 Web browser or by visiting www.pocketexpress.com from a desktop browser to receive an SMS text message with an installation link.
Pocket Express provides Nokia E62 customers with indispensable information including news, sports and weather updates; stock quotes; street maps and turn-by-turn directions; movie reviews and showtimes; and Oxford reference and 411 directory searching. Its speed, personalization features, immediacy and fast navigation have made it the most popular service of its kind. In addition, Pocket Express now delivers a variety of new and enhanced services including these:
Live sports scoreboard. Pocket Express customers can now access scores and information for a variety of sports in real time, be it inning by inning, quarter by quarter or half by half. The new Express Scoreboard service is a part of the free Pocket Express package that also includes worldwide news and photos from The Associated Press (AP), team-by-team detailed coverage and AP sports photos, and detailed weather forecasts for more than 2 million locations around the world.
24/7 personal assistant. Pocket Express and MobileCierge extend the mobile lifestyle by offering consumers and mobile professionals a worldwide wireless concierge service with global emergency assistance. With the touch of one button, users can speak with a live MobileCierge representative to get their questions answered. MobileCierge is available through Pocket Express for $5.99 per month.
The S60-based Nokia E62 is available today from Cingular Wireless. More information about the Nokia E62 can be found online by visiting www.cingular.com or www.nokiausa.com.
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 www.handmark.com.