by Verizon Available on Palm VII Handheld Computers

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DALLAS, Texas - by Verizon, the Internet's leading online directory, is offering users of the PalmTM VII series handheld computer a downloadable Web clipping application, which will give them quick and convenient access to Yellow Pages using the Palm.Net(R) wireless service. The application, which received a five-star rating from TUCOWS, allows users to locate business listings, maps and driving directions. Palm VII handheld users can visit or to install the file on their Palm VII handheld.

"Providing a Web clipping application to Palm VII handheld users is the first step in Verizon's aggressive strategy to provide our customers with wireless applications," said Patrick Marshall, group vice president - marketing for Verizon Information Services.

"It is our goal to provide consumers with the information they want and need, quickly and conveniently through a variety of different technologies including the Internet, e-mail and wireless communication. Also by providing on the Palm VII handheld, we are demonstrating our on-going commitment to increasing our value to advertisers and increasing their exposure to potential customers."

The Web clipping applications available to Palm VII handheld users provide access to a variety of information from the most popular sites on the Web. The clippings are delivered to the users via the Palm.Net service without the need to use a modem or phone line. Users can request information from, such as a phone number, map and driving directions for several businesses within a selected category; the information is displayed directly onto the Palm VII handheld.

The free Web clipping application, which includes simple installation instructions, is available for Palm VII series handheld users to download on Once the application is installed, users will have access to's more than 13 million U.S. business listings, maps and driving directions.

About Verizon Information Services and

Verizon Information Services is the world's leading print and online directory publisher and a content provider for communications products and services. As the largest directory company in the world, Verizon Information Services earns annual revenues of more than $4.1 billion and has more than 11,000 employees.

The company provides sales, publishing and other related services for nearly 2,500 directory titles in 47 states and the District of Columbia and 18 countries outside the U.S. This includes more than 1,600 Verizon directory titles with a total circulation of approximately 112 million copies in the U.S. and 41 million internationally.

Verizon Information Services also produces and markets, the Internet's #1 online yellow pages directory and a leading shopping resource. has received up to 4.2 million visits and up to 1.8 million unique visitors per month.

Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications, headquartered in New York, N.Y. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. For more information on Verizon, visit

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Palm.Net is a registered trademark, and Palm is a trademark of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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