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Mobile Digital Media (MDM), a world leader in providing high quality consumer software for mobile devices, Zondervan, publisher of the world’s most popular printed Bible translation, and Laridian Electronic Publishing, a world leading developer for Bible reading and study applications for mobile devices, today announced the release of the Zondervan NIV Study Bible Suite for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(TM)-based Pocket PC mobile devices.

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible Suite features the best selling NIV Study Bible. Since its release in 1985, the NIV Study Bible has continuously remained on the Bible bestseller list and has sold over 6 million copies to date. The Zondervan NIV Study Bible Suite also includes five other popular Bible translations, devotionals, reading plans, and a unique memorization tool bundled together in one CD-ROM collection. Combining the best selling printed Bible, for the first time ever available for mobile devices, with 5 other Bible translations, supplemental study materials, and applications, makes the NIV Study Bible Suite unique in the mobile software world.

“Consistent with our strategy to deliver the best mobile software content, MDM has partnered with Zondervan, the foremost leader in Bible publishing, and Laridian, the foremost developer of Bible reading and study applications for mobile devices, to provide users all of the leading Bible translations and an unmatched suite of usability features,” said Barry Cottle, CEO of MDM. “We’re confident we’ve produced a product that is easy to read, search, reference, study and enjoy.”

“We have been searching for the appropriate mobile partners and are excited to be releasing NIV Study Bible with MDM and Laridian,” said Mark Hunt, Vice President and Publisher of New Media, Zondervan. “MDM, Zondervan, and Laridian have together produced the finest Bible product yet for mobile devices.”

NIV Study Bible is compatible with Palm OS 3.1 and higher devices and Windows Mobile(TM)-based Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition 2002 and 2003 devices. Available soon at nationwide retailers, online resellers, and at http://www.gomdm.com for $29.99.

For more information go to http://www.goMDM.com.

About MDM

Mobile Digital Media (MDM) is a world leader in providing high quality consumer software for all mobile device platforms including Palm OS, Windows Mobile/Pocket PC/Smartphone, and Nokia Series 60/SymbianOS. MDM’s high quality, branded entertainment, productivity and utility products are available at major retail outlets including Circuit City, CompUSA, Franklin Covey, Fry’s Electronics, MusicLand, Office Max, Radio Shack, and Staples, and leading online retailers including, Amazon, Dell, Handango, and palmOne. MDM is a member of Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC), Nokia Forum PRO and is a Symbian Platinum Partner. Privately held, MDM (http://www.goMDM.com) is based in Mountain View, California.

About Zondervan

Founded in 1931, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Zondervan, a division of Harper Collins Publishers, is the leading international Christian communications company, producing bestselling Bibles, books, new media products, a growing line of gift products from its Inspirio group, and award-winning children’s products from its Zonderkidz group. The world’s largest Bible publisher, Zondervan (http://www.zondervan.com) holds exclusive North American publishing rights to the New International Version of the Bible and has distributed more than 160 million copies worldwide. It is also one of the top Christian publishers in the world, selling its award-winning books through Christian retailers, general market bookstores, mass merchandisers, specialty retailers and the Internet. Zondervan has received a total of 76 Gold Medallion Awards for its books and Bibles, more than any other publisher.

About Laridian Electronic Publishing

Founded in 1998 and located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Laridian (http://www.laridian.com) is a privately-held software development and marketing company specializing in electronic publishing for mobile devices. Laridian’s software products provide powerful access to Bibles and Bible-related reference material in a format customized for the unique features of Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(TM)-based Pocket PCs. Its best-selling PocketBible(R) and MyBible(TM) products have won many industry awards including “Best Bible Software” three years in a row from Pocket PC Magazine, and Handheld Computing’s “Top Pick”.

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