Verizon Wireless Selects New WiderThan Game Titles For Get It Now
05/03/2006, BEDMINSTER, NJ and SEOUL, South Korea — WiderThan (Nasdaq: WTHN), a leading global provider of integrated mobile entertainment solutions for wireless carriers, and Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless service provider in the United States, today announced that Verizon Wireless will expand its Get It Now® games with WiderThan’s Crazyball and CubeTrix mobile games.
Crazyball, a modernized version of the classic “Pong” video game, allows players to deflect a bouncing ball in all directions by skillfully using eight buttons on the mobile phone. CubeTrix is a brain teasing puzzle game that allows mobile phone customers to engage in an interactive two-player game against their phone. Verizon Wireless customers can find Crazyball and CubeTrix in the getGAMES shopping aisle -- each game is available for $4.99 for unlimited use purchase.
Jim Straight, vice president of wireless internet and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless, said, “Our continued relationship with WiderThan is a reflection of our commitment to meet our customers’ increasing demand for high-quality mobile games and content.”
WiderThan’s Mobile Gaming spans numerous genres, including Sports, Action, Puzzles and Gambling. WiderThan offers both two- and three-dimensional games with unique designs and innovative play styles that optimize the mobile phone environment.
“We see a positive trend for comprehensive mobile entertainment services,” said Vern Poyner, CEO of WiderThan Americas. “We look forward to helping Verizon Wireless continue to advance their next-generation mobile entertainment offerings.” WiderThan and Verizon Wireless have been working together since 2001.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.
WiderThan is a leading provider of integrated mobile entertainment solutions for wireless carriers. Our applications, content and services enable wireless carriers to provide a broad range of mobile entertainment, such as ringback tones, music-on-demand, mobile games, ringtones, messaging and information services, to their subscribers. WiderThan currently provides mobile entertainment solutions to more than 45 wireless carriers in over 20 countries, including SK Telecom in Korea, Verizon Wireless in the United States, Bharti Airtel in India, Globe Telecom in the Philippines and other wireless carriers in the United States.
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