SAN DIEGO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SEATTLE, WA — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009® in San Diego, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and RealGames™, a division of digital entertainment company RealNetworks®, Inc., today announced that “Cake Mania Celebrity Chef” and “Bounce Out Ball-o-Rama” are now available on Verizon Wireless phones under the RealArcade® brand.
- “Cake Mania Celebrity Chef”: Fans of “Cake Mania” will be reunited with Jill Evans, who’s back for more fast-paced, frosted fun – this time on a new reality show. Players help her bake cakes for an array of quirky customers in more than 50 exciting levels. “Cake Mania Celebrity Chef,” based on the hit game by Sandlot Games, is available in the Strategy/SIM category for a $6.49 one-time fee or a $3.49 optional monthly subscription.
- “Bounce Out Ball-o-Rama”: In the latest installment of the hit series “Bounce Out,” players are challenged to arrange bouncing superballs into matching groups and earn virtual toys in the original blast from the past game. “Bounce Out Ball-o-Rama” is available in the Puzzle/Word category for a $6.49 one-time fee or a $2.99 optional monthly subscription.
“Real is committed to working with Verizon Wireless, particularly to joining their efforts to expand mobile content across platforms like BlackBerry® and Windows Mobile,” said Matt Turetzky, vice president of content at RealGames. “We strive to support the latest devices, as well as all handsets, with the best content so that all mobile subscribers can continuously discover and enjoy great games.”
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download these titles directly from their Verizon Wireless feature phones. These new games are available on more than fifty popular phones from Verizon Wireless, including the LG enV®3, LG Versa™ , LG Dare™, Motorola Krave™ ZN4, Motorola Rapture™ VU30, and many other handsets. Download charges vary and airtime or megabyte charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.
About RealNetworks RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media application to enable the downloading and transfer of online video to mobile devices; the Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers a catalog of more than 8 million songs to users at home, work and on-the-go; GameHouse.com, one of the premier casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks’ corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/company.
RealGames, RealArcade, RealNetworks, Real, RealPlayer, GameHouse and Rhapsody are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Cake Mania is a registered trademark of Sandlot Games Corporation.