Handango upgrades download client for symbian OS phones

18 Jul 2005 | Handango , Smartphone | 0 comments


Today, Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, announced a new version of Handango InHand for Symbian. Handango InHand is an intelligent, device-resident download client for smartphones and wireless handhelds. Handango InHand for Symbian is optimized for devices using the UIQ interface. The upgraded version features a wide variety of new features designed to increase operator and device manufacturer revenues including: ...

  • Premium SMS Purchasing. Customers can purchase using one-click Premium SMS purchasing. The download occurs immediately and the purchase is billed on the operator network. This option is available to customers in more than 30 countries on more than 70 operator networks.
  • Update Synchronization. Now customers can synchronize their phones over-the-air with the Handango catalog to access only the newest titles available.
  • Peer-to-Peer Distribution. Using Bluetooth or infrared, customers can share Handango InHand by simply selecting the "Send to a Friend" option from the InHand menu. Built-in revenue tracking enables operators to gain extra revenues through viral content distribution.

Handango InHand enables operators to streamline content delivery across all smartphones; present a compelling, branded interface; improve customer awareness of downloads; increase content revenues and data traffic; and deliver a superior download experience through features such as trials, one-click access, download safeguard and online backup.

"Handango InHand for Symbian has been one of our most successful InHand clients due to the great content available for UIQ-based phones and the appetite UIQ phone owners have for that great content" said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. "We are confident that these new features will drive further interest among customers and operators alike."

All applications available through Handango InHand for Symbian are Symbian Signed and have been awarded the "For Symbian OS" logo. Symbian Signed is an industry adopted testing program to ensure Symbian OS applications meet industry standards and to provide mobile operators with a catalog of third-party verified, trustworthy applications.

Handango InHand for Symbian joins the Handango InHand family of download clients for smartphones and wireless handhelds utilizing BlackBerry, Palm OS and Windows Mobile for Smartphone or Pocket PC. Operators, device manufacturers and other brands who have licensed Handango InHand include Sprint, BenQ, Sierra Wireless, Sony Ericsson, Pocket PC Thoughts, Dave's iPAQ, Axim Site, Geekzone, Paragon Software Group and many more.

Handango InHand for Symbian is available at no charge at www.handango.com/inhand/uiq. Developers interested in placing their applications in the InHand catalog can contact their Handango representative or partners@handango.com for requirements. Operators and device manufacturers interested in licensing Handango InHand can contact inhand@handango.com.