Handmark Donates Pocket Express(R) Proceeds to Red Cross Tsunami Relief Effort
Handmark, the leading developer and publisher of software for smart mobile devices, announced today that during the month of January it will donate all first-month proceeds from new Pocket Express(R) subscriptions to the International Red Cross for Asian Tsunami relief. By specifying Pocket Express, the company’s award-winning wireless service bundle, Handmark is dedicating its leading product to helping the recovery in Southeast Asia.
Pocket Express is a packaged service for smartphones and WiFi-enabled PDAs. The bundle, available on a subscription basis for $6.99 per month or $69.90 with a prepaid one-year subscription, offers wireless users a powerful mix of news, stocks, sports, weather, movies, maps and 411 information, at speeds up to 20 times faster than services accessed via conventional web browser.
Smartphone and PDA users interested in taking advantage of the Pocket Express tsunami relief donation opportunity can go to http://express.handmark.com/ for more information. Only new subscriptions are eligible for the effort; all subscriptions must be registered with Handmark by midnight (CST) on January 31, 2005 to qualify for the donation fund.
“Handmark wants to help the global tsunami relief effort, and the best way for us to contribute is by sharing the income from our hottest new product, Pocket Express,” said Augie Grasis, CEO of Handmark. “Some of us first learned of this disaster through the Pocket Express News channel. Now anyone who purchases Express from Handmark will be helping with the much needed cash to fund the international relief efforts.”
Pocket Express, winner of the 2004 DEMOgod(TM) award and two 2004 Gold Mobile Star Awards from MobileVillage(R), has been widely acclaimed for its value and ease of use. Because the Pocket Express application is not browser- based, it can provide significantly more information faster and more reliably than other services. In addition to its delivery speed, Pocket Express access requires 80% fewer keystrokes than browser-based alternatives.
Pocket Express is available for a wide variety of Palm-powered smartphones and PDAs, Windows Mobile based smartphones and Pocket PCs, as well as a number of BlackBerry devices. For more about Pocket Express and the Handmark Tsunami Relief effort, visit http://express.handmark.com/ .
Handmark has a well-earned reputation for quality and superior technology as a provider of both applications and infrastructure for the delivery of content to smart mobile devices. Handmark(R) 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 http://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) — a unique partner program developed by Microsoft to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development, and provide leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful mobility solutions to market.
Handmark is also a charter infrastructure partner of Palm Powered Mobile World. Handmark and Pocket Express are registered trademarks, and tools & toys for a mobile generation, the Handmark logo, and associated trade dress are trademarks of Handmark, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.