BASKING RIDGE, NJ and NEW YORK, NY — Zingy, an award winning applications development and mobile media company, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, announced today that Verizon Wireless customers can now experience an enhanced version of the leading entertainment application MovieGoer on select Get It Now®-enabled phones. The new MovieGoer application takes advantage of new technology announced earlier today by Verizon Wireless and Adobe called Adobe Flash Lite, which beefs up graphics and animation for Get It Now downloads and allows customers to automatically "Flash-enable" their phones.
MovieGoer by Zingy provides consumers with a comprehensive movie guide on their mobile phone. Verizon Wireless customers can find the closest theaters, view all movies and show times, read critically-acclaimed movie reviews and preview movie posters all via their mobile phones.
"We chose our popular entertainment application MovieGoer to exemplify the enhancements that Flash Lite offers Verizon Wireless customers," said Martin Zary, vice president of technology at Zingy. "Flash provides us a richer, more interesting environment in which to present movie reviews, times and locations, and we recognize the opportunity to leverage Verizon Wireless' Flash Lite-enabled phones to extend the universe of MovieGoer subscribers."
MovieGoer from Zingy is currently available on four phones from Verizon Wireless, including The V (LG VX9800), Motorola RAZR V3c and V3m and Samsung SCH-a950 for $3.49 monthly access. MovieGoer is expected to be available on additional Flash Lite-enabled handsets in the coming weeks. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., 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. 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 Zingy A full service mobile media and services company, Zingy specializes in personalization content, downloadable applications and mobile marketing and advertising solutions. Zingy's Personalization Content division creates high-quality, licensed and original content including ringtones, message tones and wallpapers while The Mobile Applications and Services division is the leading publisher of award winning BREW and J2ME downloadable applications and games. Zingy also offers a suite of platform agnostic mobile marketing and advertising solutions. Visit www.zingy.com for more information.
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