Pocket Express® Wins Gold Award

Handmark, a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, was honoured by winning the top Gold Award at the Mobile Entertainment Awards and Conference 2008 for Best Infotainment Portal for News and Entertainment in London.

The Mobile and Entertainment Awards 2008 judges recognised Pocket Express for its intuitive layout and ease of use, as well as commending the company's leading collection of information partners.

Pocket Express, created and published by Handmark, is a personalized, on-device news and information service that delivers vital information to the handset and provides easy discovery and purchase of new content.

Supporting more platforms and devices than any other application in its category, Pocket Express provides easy access to news, sports, entertainment, and more from trusted organisations such as the Associated Press and the BBC. Pocket Express also offers a robust catalogue of the highest quality mobile games, applications, and ringtones.

''The Pocket Express information service is of high quality, packed full of useful widgets that bring advanced features within easy reach of even inexperienced users. It is gratifying to see initiatives like this in mobile. This makes it a winner!, " says Logadassen Curoopen of Visiongain.

Handmark is also responsible for launching the world's first ever MobileCierge customer care service through Pocket Express - a one-click service providing access to a live customer care assistant providing instant information on anything from emergency assistance to travel, flight and restaurant information anywhere in the world at the touch of a button. MobileCierge provides support in over 60 languages across the world.

"We are very proud that our flagship product, Pocket Express, continues to be recognised time and time again as the leading news and entertainment portal world-wide, " said Paul Reddick, Handmark CEO. "We have some new and exciting content planned, created using the same high standards we employed to create Pocket Express, and we look forward to sharing this with our customers in 2009."

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