Verizon Wireless Adds Fuel to the Hot Mobile Gaming & Media Market with Nationwide
Launch of Brew Handsets and Applications
June Launch Announced From SUPERCOMM and
BREW Developers Conference
June 5, 2002
Z-800 with full color display
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From the SUPERCOMM exhibition and conference in Atlanta and the BREW 2002 Developers
Conference in San Diego, Verizon Wireless today announced plans to launch a new
suite of services that will transform the wireless phone into a mobile media station
for consumers craving entertainment, up-to-the-minute information and fun distractions
24/7. The first wave of services will hit on June 17th with the company's national
rollout of downloadable applications on QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment
for Wireless™ (BREW™) platform. With BREW-enabled handsets, Verizon
Wireless customers across the country have a virtual software store available
at their fingertips. Customers will be able to download a variety of gaming, entertainment
and productivity applications onto their phones, over the air, using BREW.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour® Golf and JAMDAT Bowling from JAMDAT Mobile Inc.;
entertainment services such as Mattel, Inc.'s Magic 8 Ball®; and musical
ring tones from Moviso LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vivendi Universal Net
offering downloadable applications over the air, using BREW. The company initially
launched BREW services commercially on March 18, 2002 in San Diego.
updated Date Ball, Verizon Wireless remains the leader in gaming and entertainment
services, " said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer of
Verizon Wireless, speaking at the BREW 2002 Developers Conference in San Diego,
CA. "This is a huge step in offering a suite of services that have already proven
to be tech-crowd pleasers. Our BREW-enabled handsets are great for playing games
and sending photos - and oh yeah, you can still place the best-quality voice
call in the country on them."
www.VerizonWireless.com/brew. Beginning June 17, customers can purchase a
BREW-capable phone at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and
participating RadioShack locations throughout the country, or online at
network for precisely this type of offering," said Jack Plating, president of
the South Area for Verizon Wireless, at the SUPERCOMM exhibition and conference
in Atlanta, GA. "The combination of QUALCOMM's BREW and Verizon Wireless' comprehensive,
nationwide network enables customers to use their handsets to shop for fun and
fast software applications to download, choose new applications as often as
they like, and delete ones they no longer use, offering them the latest in wireless
convenience and flexibility."
Want to use "down time" to be productive? With Summus' exego™ application,
users can send a photo as well as use BREW applications to track meals, hotels,
rental car and other travel expenses that send the reports to corporate email
accounts with Rocket Mobile's MobileExpense™. Want to have a little fun
while waiting in line? Download a game such as solitaire or play virtual golf
at Pebble Beach with EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf. Get answers to your
most burning questions by asking the Magic 8 Ball.
Verizon Wireless customers with a BREW-capable phone can browse and purchase
applications by selecting the "BREW Shop" option on their phone. Customers may
demo many different applications before they purchase, and typically select
from a variety of license pricing options depending on the applications. For
example, 99 cents for 10 plays, or a $10 monthly subscription that provides
unlimited use for the duration of the subscription.
plays if that pricing option is available.
a digital Verizon Wireless network connection and a BREW-capable phone. Depending
on the application size, this process may take seconds or a few minutes. Once
downloaded, applications that do not require a wireless connection can be accessed
at anytime, anywhere without incurring airtime charges. Purchased applications
will appear on the customer's monthly Verizon Wireless service bill.
Applications offered on June 17th will include obsessive games such as EA Sports™
Verizon Wireless is the first and only wireless service provider in the U.S.
"With cool services like JAMDAT's Bowling game, Mattel's Magic 8 Ball and the
Starting today, customers can learn more about BREW and see a demo at
"Verizon Wireless has focused on building out and enhancing our national digital
Productivity and Fun
Game-lovers may take advantage of a monthly subscription that includes unlimited
Airtime charges apply during the selection and download process, which requires
BREW will be available on the Verizon Wireless Z-800 with full color display
($399.99 with a two-year service agreement), and the Kyocera 3035e ($49.99 with
a two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate). Both phones are tri-mode, and include several
attractive features, such as a micro-browser for wireless Internet and email
access using Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web, two-way text messaging and predictive
text-input software for quick and simple text messaging using Verizon Wireless'
Mobile MessengerSM, and more.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications.
The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30
million 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 http://www.verizonwireless.com.
MAGIC 8 BALL and DATE BALL are trademarks owned by Mattel, Inc.
QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. BREW is a
trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf is a registered trademark of Electronic
Arts, Inc. All rights reserved, used with permission. JAMDAT and JAMDAT Mobile
are trademarks of JAMDAT Mobile Inc. Used with permission.
A sample of BREW applications that will be available on June 17, 2002
|Mattel||Magic 8 Ball®||Magic 8 Ball® answers questions|
|Mattel||Date BallTM||Date Ball™ answers questions for singles|
|JAMDAT Mobile, Inc.||EA Sports™ Tiger Woods PGA Tour®Golf||Golf on world-renowned Pebble Beach Course|
|JAMDAT Mobile, Inc.||EA Sports™ Tiger Woods PGA Tour®Golf||Golf on world-renowned Spanish Bay Course|
|JAMDAT Mobile, Inc.||EA Sports™ Tiger Woods PGA Tour®Golf||Golf on world-renowned Spyglass Course|
|JAMDAT Mobile, Inc.||JAMDAT Football||Classic Football game|
|JAMDAT Mobile, Inc.||JAMDAT Bowling||Full-featured Bowling game|
|JAMDAT Mobile, Inc.||JAMDAT Solitaire||Classic Solitaire Game with options|
|Productivity & Finance|
|RocketMobile, Inc.||MobileExpense™||Tracks and reports meals, hotels, rental car and other travel
expenses via email
|Rocket Mobile, Inc.||go2® Directory||Real-time directory listings for businesses and destinations
|Rocket Mobile, Inc.||MobileConverter™||Perform quick conversions on-the-go|
|Rovenet||AirInfo||Get real time airport and flight information|
|Moviso LLC,||Ringster||More than 250 musical ringtones*|
|subsidiary of Vivendi Universal Net USA|
|Summus||Exego||View, share, send color photos|
|* Ringtones only may be downloaded using the