Wireless Information Service uses smartphones and PDAs.

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Handmark Express(TM) works with Palm OS and Windows Mobile(TM) smartphones or PDAs with WiFi and Internet connection, accelerating delivery of information. Direct Internet client application talks directly to Handmark servers, providing automatic and on-demand updates to items such as news, market data, weather, and more. It also enables wireless search of residential and business directories by name or address and works as reverse directory.

Original Press Release:

Handmark Express(TM) Makes Smartphones Smarter

Atlanta, GA (March 22, 2004) -The release today of Handmark Express(tm) wireless information service means that users of the popular Treo(tm) and Windows Mobile(tm) smartphones have a new trick to show off their device. Handmark Express, released today at the CTIA 2004 tradeshow in Atlanta, works with Palm OS and Windows Mobile smartphones or PDAs with WiFi and an Internet connection. Handmark, the leading developer and publisher of software for smart mobile devices, has created Express as a wireless information application to accelerate delivery of the information most in demand by a mobile generation. Express is much faster and easier than searching with the micro-browsers found on wireless PDAs and smartphones.

According to Handmark vice president Douglas Edwards, "even if there were no constraints on bandwidth, viewing web pages through a tiny two inch screen is a less than satisfactory experience. Express is an application that talks directly to Handmark servers for an optimum user experience, it's faster, easier and does much more than try to squeeze a service designed for desktops onto a handheld screen. Express was created specifically for the mobile device. It's much more than just better than browsing, Express makes smartphones smarter."

Because Express is a direct Internet client application, and not a web browser based service, it delivers the most wanted information and services faster than web portals. Express Delivers(tm) Who What When Where and How to Get There(tm) by providing automatic and on demand updates to news, market data, weather, sports scores, maps and directions, directory lookups, movie times and ticket purchases.

Express is available directly from for $6.99 per month and at retail with a prepaid one-year subscription for $69.90 (U.S., MSRP); it is easily worth the price of just one of the information channels. Handmark Express enables a wireless search of residential and business directories by name, address, or as a reverse directory. Express users can avoid paying for 411 directory assistance calls. With Express look-ups the complete listing information for all possible matches, including name, address, and phone number, are displayed. Users can choose the correct listing, dial directly from Express, add the complete listing data directly to the device's permanent built-in address book, and display a map of the location.

About Handmark

Handmark. is the # 1 developer and publisher of entertainment and productivity software at retail for handheld mobile devices. Handmark is unique in its comprehensive offering of application software and online and wireless services. Handmark offers the broadest collection of fully supported tools and toys for a mobile generation(tm).

Handmark leads the industry in offering handheld computing software through all available channels, including both online (visit the Handmark Store at: www.handmark.com) and at retail. Handmark also owns and maintains MemoWare.com the largest repository of free content for mobile devices.

Handmark is a member of Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC) - an invitation-only program developed by Microsoft to empower partners to create software solutions for Windows Mobile-based devices by providing them with the tools and programs they need to be innovative and successful.

Handmark Express patent pending. Handmark is a registered trademark, tools & toys for a mobile generation, Makes Smartphones Smarter, Express, Handmark Express, the Handmark logo and associated trade dress are trademarks of Handmark, Inc. All rights reserved.

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