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Designed to integrate with existing infrastructures, fastmobile Experience fmX(TM) Platform enables end-users to create content, share information, and participate in mobile social networking. Through fmX interface, end-users can connect via mode of choice, including voice, e-mail, IM, group chat, and multimedia, fostering community, thriving relationships, and social networks. Fastmobile works within operator's branded UI to expand services available to customer.

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fastmobile Inc. Makes Its Global Debut: Delivering New Mobile Community, Content Sharing and Messaging Solutions

New end-to-end solution connects multiple mobile communities and creates a single user interface for end-users

fastmobile and Globe Telecom announce myGlobe IMEVRYWHR

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 /- fastmobile, Inc., the mobile industry's leading provider of integrated communications platforms and applications, is proud to announce the availability of the fastmobile Experience (fmX(TM)) Platform -- enabling end-users to create content, share information and participate in mobile social networking with new convenience and efficiency.

Easy-to-deploy, customizable and capable of reflecting any operator's brand look-and-feel, the fmX platform gives wireless operators the opportunity to change how consumers interact with their handsets -- combining all voice, content and messaging tools on a single application and user interface for a truly integrated communications experience. Designed to integrate with existing infrastructures, the fmX platform helps mobile operators simplify their customers' mobile experience and maximize their community experience.

"Social networking is exploding and the fmX platform takes it mobile -- empowering consumers to connect with their communities and experience social connections anywhere," said John Hoffman, CEO, fastmobile. "By partnering with major players in the wireless industry, we're able to combine existing applications, services and environments -- adding mobility to the most relevant desktop tools for on-the-go content creation and consumption."

The fmX Platform -- How It Works
fastmobile's fastServices platform integrates with existing infrastructures to provide a single point of aggregation for multiple messaging and content services -- redefining the way mobile consumers connect and share. To create the integrated interface, fastmobile provisions the entire platform end-to-end, combines applications at a single point on the server and delivers content and messaging through a highly efficient over-the- air protocol. fastmobile works within the operator's branded UI to expand the services available to the consumer.

Through the fmX interface, end-users can connect quickly and easily via their mode of choice -- voice, e-mail, IM, group chat, multi-media -- fostering community, thriving relationships and social networks. A presence- based address book, highlighting "available" messaging modes for instant connections, and integrated home page arm end-users with the tools needed for quick and easy management of all communications activities.

The fastmobile Difference
As a certified Personal IM vendor of the GSM Association, fastmobile's StandardsPLUS criteria guarantees interoperability across operators and vendors, and offers operators the freedom to develop both basic standards based solutions as well as differentiated, value-added services. From Voice Instant Messaging to 'Store and Forward' capabilities and instantaneous delivery via IP push, fastmobile replicates the easy-to-use desktop social network experience on the handset.

"The fmX platform removes all boundaries from mobile content creation, sharing and networking -- empowering end-users to connect and interact with their contacts, regardless of region, handset or service provider," continued Hoffman.

fastmobile is collaborating with industry leaders worldwide to revolutionize the way consumers interact with their handsets. Current partners include:

-- Globe Telecom - Today, fastmobile announced a partnership with Philippines' leading mobile operator, Globe Telecom. Fastmobile is powering the unique myGlobe IMEVRYWHR service, providing an integrated mobile environment where users can connect and share within and across mobile communities through a range of communication, commerce and content tools.

-- Yahoo! Inc. - fastmobile is working with Yahoo! Inc., one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide, to power the Yahoo! Messenger IM component of Yahoo!Go. This fastmobile-powered Yahoo! Messenger application, offers enhancements to mobile IM such as the ability to send voice IMs or camera-phone photos within an active conversation.

-- T-Systems - As a result of a new partnership with T-Systems, fastmobile will have a fully IMS certified back-end, and T-Systems will sell the compliant fmX suite of services as part of their IMS applications to their partners throughout the world. In return, fastmobile will provide T-Systems with integration and partnership opportunities with their own customer deployments.

The fmX platform is attracting significant interest from multiple mobile operator and portal communities including BT Mobile which is in advanced trials in the UK. On the portal side, fastmobile has advanced relationships with Yahoo! (the fmX protocol is part of the Yahoo!Go offering), MSN and Chikka.

About fastmobile
fastmobile connects mobile communities via integrated communications services, enabling users to communicate and share information. fastmobile offers mobile operators a suite of innovative services, such as integrated voice, messaging, and content applications. Within a single user interface users can communicate, as well as share and consume information, mobilizing social networking and key desktop applications. The fastmobile services platform leverages and integrates existing mobile communities, enabling instant connection -- whether voice, IM (private & 3rd party) SMS, multi-media messaging, and email. Operators can partner with fastmobile to innovate proprietary applications, as well as provide a branded environment, thereby integrating services and address books.

fastmobile works with mobile operators, OEMs and portals across the world including British Telecom, T-Systems, and Globe.

CONTACT: Monica Rohleder of fastmobile, Inc., +1-847-606-1973

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