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Handmark Delivers Exclusive Express Stocks App for New Palm Pre Phone
KANSAS CITY, MO— (June 8, 2009) Following the recent public launch of the highly-anticipated Palm® Pre™ phone, Handmark® today announced the availability of Express Stocks for the phone. Express Stocks is immediately available in Pre’s on-device beta App Catalog.
Running on the new Palm webOS™ mobile platform, Pre brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view.(1) Express Stocks, built specifically for Pre, utilizes the unique webOS platform to deliver a fast, intuitive experience to help Palm Pre customers stay up-to-date on their personalized stock portfolio and market news on the go.
Key categories of the Express Stocks app include:
- My Stocks - delivers instant access to prices and details for customers personalized stock market portfolio with corresponding company news stories
- Markets – quick snapshot of major global market indices and financial news
- News – access to in-depth market, business and financial news with corresponding photos
- Market Movers – the hottest stock information by the minute
Express Stocks features detailed information for each stock ticker including:
- Last trade price
- Time of last trade
- Daily change actual and percentage amounts
- Previous close
- Opening price for the day
- Trading range for the day
- 52 week trading range
- Trading volume for the current trading day
“The Palm Pre is a fantastic device and we feel honored to support both Palm and Sprint as one of the showcase partners selected to be part of the launch,” said Ted Wugofski, Handmark chief technology officer and GM of Pocket Express. “Through our experience developing and delivering content across a variety of phones, we found Palm webOS to be one of the fastest, easiest, most cost effective development platforms.”
Handmark has been one of the leading developers and content providers for Palm devices, since its inception in 2000. The company has delivered thousands of the industry’s best games and applications to Palm customers around the world and plans to expand this top-quality content to Palm Pre customers in the near future.
“Palm and Handmark have a long history of working together to deliver robust solutions for mobile users,” said Pam Deziel, vice president, Developer Marketing, Palm, Inc. “We’re thrilled to see this popular Palm OS® developer transition to the new platform, and with the ease-of-development offered by webOS, we expect many more developers to follow with compelling applications.”
The Express Stocks app for the Palm Pre phone can be downloaded from Pre’s on-device beta App Catalog. For more information about the Express Stocks app, visit www.handmark.com.
About the Palm Pre Phone
Palm® Pre™ is the first phone running the new Palm webOS™ platform, which brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view.(1) Palm Synergy™, a key feature of webOS, pulls your contacts and calendars from places like Outlook, Google and Facebook, so everything is right there for you when you need it. Palm Pre also lets you flip back and forth between all the things you have open at once—instead of opening and closing them—so you can flow easily between activities without losing your place. Pre’s exquisite design includes a touch screen and a physical keyboard that slides out only when needed. The new Palm Pre and webOS are designed to be so in sync with your needs that it feels like Pre is thinking ahead for you. More information about the Palm Pre phone is available at www.palm.com/Pre.
Handmark is the leading developer and distributor of games, applications and storefronts for mobile phones. The company offers a comprehensive range of mobile media solutions for consumers, as well as businesses looking to expand their reach by offering compelling mobile content and services across a wide range of mobile operating systems and handsets. Handmark has been recognized for its mobile development expertise and management of a variety of desktop and on-device mobile stores full of the industry’s best games, applications and ringtones. Pocket Express®, the company’s flagship news and information service, available in eight languages around the world, is a fast, simple, free alternative to traditional mobile browsing offering instant access to up to the minute news, sports, weather, travel information and more.
(1) Use of this device requires providing a valid e-mail address, mobile phone number, and related information for account setup and activation. Unlimited usage data plan strongly recommended; additional data charges may apply. Within wireless coverage area only. Number of applications and actual performance will vary depending on applications used and actions performed.
© 2009 Handmark, Inc.; Handmark®, Pocket Express®, Astraware®, and the distinctive hand design are registered trademarks of Handmark, Inc. in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. Palm, Pre, webOS, Palm OS and Synergy are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Palm and the Palm logo are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc.