BEDMINSTER, NJ, WATERTOWN, MA and SAN DIEGO — From the 2003 BREW Developers Conference, Verizon Wireless, Mobile-Mind, Inc. and Xap Corporation today announced the launch of XAPwordsTM for the SAT® and GRE® on Verizon Wireless Get it NowSM-enabled phones. XAPwords helps students prepare for standardized college exams with a vocabulary builder that includes 500 of the most frequently tested SAT® and GRE® words. Verizon Wireless customers preparing for the SAT or GRE can download the XAPwords application to study words and definitions, take quizzes, track scores, and make personalized Flash Cards, turning spare minutes at the bus stop or waiting for the game to start into fun and productive study time.
Verizon Wireless' Get it Now service lets customers download full-featured applications over the air onto their wireless phones, including games, personalized ring tones, productivity tools and more. XAPwords is the first college prep application featured on Get It Now, giving students the opportunity to put an interactive vocabulary-enhancing product into their pockets and backpacks. After downloading the XAPwords application, students can access their XAPwords at any time from virtually any location. An additional XAPwords feature, "My History", allows students to review progress and track performance.
Allen Firstenberg, President and CEO of Xap Corporation said, "We are delighted that an industry leader like Verizon Wireless is making XAPwords available to its customers. XAPwords is the first in a suite of wireless educational applications we will roll out in the coming months, and as the number of students using wireless phones continues to increase, we expect there to be significant demand for these products."
Bill Mangino, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Mobile-Mind said, "We are delighted to offer Xap's outstanding test prep materials to Verizon Wireless subscribers. XAPwords is a breakthough application that puts test preparation resources at the fingertips of every student with a mobile phone."
XAPwords was developed by Mobile-Mind, Inc., and is powered by Number2.com, a division of Xap Corporation. XAPwords is the latest addition to Mobile-Mind's mobile learning suite. Related wireless products include Mobile-Lingo, Mobile-Student, Mobile-Q and coming soon XAPmathTM, and XAPverbalTM.
Verizon Wireless customers can download a free demonstration of XAPwords or sign up for unlimited access for just $11.25. Airtime charges accrue during the selection and download process.
About XapHeadquartered in the Los Angeles area, Xap Corporation focuses on the creation of comprehensive Internet-based information management systems relating to secondary and post-secondary education. Founded in 1996, Xap is the leading developer of online student services systems for associations and statewide groups of colleges and universities across the United States. Xap's national website, www.xap.com and many Mentor® websites provide the necessary tools for students to select and prepare for college, apply online, learn about financial aid opportunities, and explore career options
About Number2.comNumber2.com, a division of Xap Corporation, is a leading provider of web-based test preparation services. Number2.com offers the Internet's only free comprehensive test preparation courses through its flagship site www.number2.com. The company also builds private label test preparation sites for companies, schools, and organizations wishing to license its content to help students prepare for standardized tests.
About Mobile-MindMobile-Mind develops trusted wireless and smart card systems and applications for customers in North America, Asia/Pacific, and Europe. Mobile-Mind's application team creates mobile learning, sports and entertainment applications that are interactive, educational and fun. We work with leading content, technology and channel partners to deliver these applications to consumer and enterprise customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the Mobile-Mind website at www.mobile-mind.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.####