Speirtech and Rocket Mobile Team to Deliver Collaborative Browser-based Gaming and Photo Messaging -MMS- Services

2004 International CES
DUBLIN, Ireland & LAS VEGAS--()--Jan. 8, 2004--

  Ireland-based Speirtech teams with Silicon Valley-based Rocket Mobile to Deliver Rich MMS and Browser Gaming to CDMA Mobile Handsets Worldwide  

Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Speirtech Limited, a cutting edge developer of server-based gaming platforms, and Rocket Mobile(R), a leading provider of client-based mobile handset software technologies, announced a partnership to deliver collaborative multi-user mobile gaming technologies to BREW-based mobile handsets.

The partnership between Rocket Mobile and Speirtech opens up the possibility of mobile multiplayer games being available to more than 100 BREW-enabled device handset models worldwide.

"We are very impressed by both Rocket Mobile's track record in developing industry leading applications for mobile handsets, as well as their track record with CDMA mobile operators," said Paul Savage, Managing Director of Speirtech. Wayne Yurtin, President and CEO of Rocket Mobile gave more details of the partnership by saying "Initially Speirtech's games will be available on mobile handsets through our RocketBrowser(TM) and RocketMMS(TM) technologies connected to the Speirtech Mobile Gaming Platform. This partnership will enable our two companies to bring serious collaborative and multi-player mobile handset applications to customer worldwide."

The RocketBrowser(TM) and RocketMMS(TM) solutions were developed for QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless(TM) (BREW) platform and allow wireless subscribers to send and receive multimedia-rich MMS content including graphics, pictures, sounds, video, and text on their BREW-enabled phones, as well as browse mobile HTTP-based content and gaming portals.

QUALCOMM's BREW system provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers.

Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue from BREW-based applications and content, and 21 manufacturers have offered more than 100 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. BREW is successfully enabling the commercial wireless data services of many very successful operators, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil, BellSouth International in Chile, BellSouth International in Colombia, BellSouth International in Ecuador, BellSouth International in Panama, Codetel in the Dominican Republic and Pelephone in Israel.

About Speirtech Limited

Speirtech is an Irish company that was founded in 2000 and is based in Dublin. Speirtech's intention is to bring the most enjoyable and user-friendly gaming experience to mobile handset users worldwide. Through Speirtech's MGP (Mobile Gaming Platform) users can play games via SMS, MMS, J2ME, WML (WAP), CHTML (I-mode), XHTML (Latest WAP forum mark-up specification), BREW and HTML (PDA) enabled devices. Speirtech believes that the key to exploiting the potential of mobile gaming lies in the development of world class gaming products that will support play on all hand-held devices. The Speirtech MGP enables play on all mobile handsets while delivering the best possible experience to each handset, thus optimising the use of each handsets capabilities, screen size and processing ability. For additional information on Speirtech Limited, visit: http://www.Speirtech.com

About Rocket Mobile

A privately held Silicon Valley-based firm, Rocket Mobile, Inc. designs, develops, licenses, and markets applications and technologies for mobile handsets. In addition to technology and product development, the company develops custom software solutions for industry leading firms via their Professional Services organization. Rocket Mobile's technologies include RocketMMS(TM) a multimedia services photo messaging application, RocketBrowser(TM) a mobile phone web browsing technology, and RocketFramework(TM). Rocket Mobile is a QUALCOMM Elite(R) BREW Developer with U.S. headquarters in Los Gatos, California. For additional information on Rocket Mobile, visit: http://www.RocketMobile.com. Rocket Mobile is a registered trademark of Rocket Mobile, Inc. RocketMMS, RocketBrowser and RocketFramework are trademarks of Rocket Mobile, Inc. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. BREW and Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Speirtech Limited
Brian Loughnane, +353 (0) 1 473 6220
brian@Speirtech.com
or
Rocket Mobile
Wayne B. Yurtin, 408-395-5575
info@RocketMobile.com

Contacts

Speirtech Limited
Brian Loughnane, +353 (0) 1 473 6220
brian@Speirtech.com
or
Rocket Mobile
Wayne B. Yurtin, 408-395-5575
info@RocketMobile.com