BEDMINSTER, N.J., NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO — From the 2003 BREW Developers Conference, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider and a leader in mobile data, and Vindigo, one of the best-known developers and publishers of consumer information and entertainment applications for wireless devices, today unveiled MovieGoer, a convenient and comprehensive movie guide for wireless phones. Verizon Wireless customers with Get It NowSM-capable phones can download the guide over the air to look up movie information including show times, reviews and even directions to the nearest theater.
The first Get It Now application of its kind, MovieGoer is a comprehensive source for movie enthusiasts, including a search function that lets customers search for movies by name, genre, or nearest theater throughout the United States. MovieGoer offers reviews and ratings from top critics, movie synopses, show times, and theater information, complete with full-color maps. Verizon Wireless customers can also view full-color movie posters on their phone screen.
In conjunction with this announcement, Vindigo announced the launch of its new publishing arm, Vindigo Studios. Building on the success of its flagship product, Vindigo 2.0, and leveraging its suite of proprietary technologies, Vindigo Studios works with leading content partners to design, develop, and distribute compelling consumer information and entertainment applications for wireless phones.
"Vindigo Studios was created to help content providers and developers bring compelling applications to market fast. By leveraging our design, development, and distribution expertise, our partners can deliver differentiated applications that drive revenue," said Jason Devitt, chief executive officer of Vindigo. "MovieGoer is the first of many consumer applications that will be introduced by Vindigo Studios."
Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download a free demonstration of MovieGoer or pay just $2.99 monthly access. Get It Now phones are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating RadioShack stores, or on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.3 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 www.verizonwireless.com.
About Get It NowGet It Now service from Verizon Wireless expands a wireless phone into an entertainment device that can also increase personal productivity. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. Get Games and Get Fun keep customers entertained, while Get Going applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with Get Pix or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with Get Tones. A variety of license-pricing options from a free demonstration to single use to monthly subscriptions are available.
About VindigoVindigo, Inc. is one of the best-known developers and publishers of consumer information and entertainment applications for mobile devices in the U.S. Vindigo's proprietary technology and network of content partners power compelling applications on every major mobile platform including BREW, Java, Palm Powered, and Pocket PC devices. Vindigo enables people to explore, enjoy, and connect to the world around them. More information can be found at www.vindigo.com.####