BlackBerry® Smartphones Now Playing No. 1 Card Game UNO® Classic 2007
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oasys Mobile, Inc, a leading provider of premium mobile media content, products and services, along with Concrete Software®, a leader in innovative mobile content, today announced the availability of UNO® Classic 2007, an Oasys Mobile game on all color BlackBerry® smartphones including the new BlackBerry® Curve™ and the BlackBerry® Pearl™ models from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM). The game is sold through most carriers and major websites that carry content for BlackBerry smartphones.
“We believe this is an untapped market that has great potential for us and plan to release additional titles throughout 2007.”
UNO®, a game from Mattel, is the No. 1 card game1 in America. UNO® Classic 2007 offers an experience that reflects the social core of this classic card game. Just like the traditional UNO® game, the mobile version is a race to get rid of all your cards. This easy to pick up game is fun for mobile gamers across all cultural, gender and generational backgrounds.
“We are thrilled to now offer one of our best selling games to Blackberry customers,” said Oasys Mobile CEO, Doug Dyer. “We believe this is an untapped market that has great potential for us and plan to release additional titles throughout 2007.”
With BlackBerry smartphones becoming more popular and attracting more users, there is a natural demand for games like UNO® Classic 2007. The BlackBerry smartphone's larger than average mobile screen size, full keyboard, and easy navigation make playing this type of card game fun and entertaining, no matter where you go.
"We are very excited about being able to bring such a powerful brand to the market on BlackBerry smartphones," said Keith Pichelman, CEO of Concrete Software. "UNO Classic 2007 is a top selling game on many platforms. We have very high expectations for the BlackBerry platform as well."
About Concrete Software
Concrete Software creates innovative, high quality and easy to use software from personal productivity applications to games. Concrete Software supplies applications that run on virtually all mobile platforms including BlackBerry® handhelds, Pocket PC, Smartphone, Palm, and mobile phones and does so across many major operators, retail stores and anywhere else mobile software is sold. More information is available at www.concretesoftware.com.
About Oasys Mobile, Inc.
Oasys Mobile, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and aggregator of premium mobile games, mobile media applications and services. Oasys Mobile content is distributed through an extensive Carrier network that accounts for 97% of all wireless subscribers in the US. Additionally, Oasys Mobile maintains multiple direct and indirect relationships with international carriers. Through its white-label services, Oasys Mobile also helps Carriers and other content companies expand their customer base by incorporating rich mobile content into their product and brand offerings. For more information, see www.oasysmobileinc.com.
Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT, www.mattel.com) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl®, Radica® and Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. Mattel is recognized as one of the 100 Most Trustworthy U.S. Companies by Forbes Magazine and is ranked among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by CRO Magazine. Committed to ethical manufacturing practices, Mattel marks a 10-year milestone in 2007 for its ever-evolving Global Manufacturing Principles and focus on sustainable business practices. With global headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs more than 30,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Mattel's vision is to be the world's premier toy brands today and tomorrow.
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UNO and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel, Inc. © 2007 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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1 Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Panel Track; Jan-Aug 2006, Annual 2005, Annual 2004, Annual 2003; Card Games Category; Brands