Press and Media
Tantao News Network and Handmark Debut Mobile Reader Application for BlackBerry Smartphones
KANSAS CITY, MO and WASHINGTON, DC - (October 6, 2009) - Handmark®, a world-leading creator and distributor of mobile applications and services, and Tantao News Network®, the leading syndicated global network for China related news, today debuted the new Tantao News Mobile Reader® for BlackBerry smartphones. The Mobile Reader features global and domestic news generated by Chinese news sources in a simple, one-click application.
"Tantao has established itself as a trusted news source delivering an unbiased and journalistic perspective on world and Chinese news," said Jon Maroney, Senior Vice President of Mobile Publishing at Handmark. "We are pleased to help extend their highly differentiated news in an easy to access, easy to read application for BlackBerry smartphone users around the world."
Using Handmark technology and its unique Mobile Publishing Platform, the new Tantao News Mobile Reader® for BlackBerry smartphones delivers unique coverage of global and domestic Chinese news, including regions such as Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Korean Peninsula delivering firsthand perspectives of world and Chinese affairs.
"Handmark has a proven track record of partnering with world-class news organizations to deliver successful mobile solutions in a fast, cost efficient, timely manner," said Jim Campbell, Chief Executive Officer for CNEWSCO LLC, Tantao's parent company. "We are pleased with the result they have helped us deliver and look forward to extending to additional mobile platforms in the months ahead."
The new Tantao News Mobile Reader® for BlackBerry smartphones offers:
- Unique content, perspective and coverage of global and China news
- The ability to share articles via email, del.icio.us, Twitter and Facebook
- Offline use when users don't have service or an internet connection
- Full stories optimized for easy reading on the mobile device
- Custom feeds for users create and store their own content within the application
The Tantao News Mobile Reader® currently available for all BlackBerry smartphones with a trackball or touchscreen and will be available for additional platforms in the coming months. To download now for free, visit the Handmark website at www.handmark.com, BlackBerry App World™ at www.blackberry.com/appworld, or www.tantaonews.com.
Handmark is a world-leading creator and distributor of mobile applications and services. The company delivers an engaging, customized experience for your mobile phone with the industry's best applications covering news and information, games, lifestyle and travel, reference and productivity, personalization and more. As one of the leading distributors of mobile content and storefronts for 10 years, Handmark has established itself as the premier mobile content partner. For more information, visit www.handmark.com.
About CNEWSCO, LLC
The Tantao Global News Network®, (http://TantaoNews.com) focuses on providing global news coverage on a variety of topics and perspectives originating mainly from Chinese news and media sources. Tantao News® is organized and operates under CNEWSCO, LLC, an apolitical and independent company which does not represent the interests of any Chinese State entity. Tantao News®, maintains absolute editorial independence from its content partners.
© 2009 Handmark, Inc.; Handmark® and the distinctive hand design are registered trademarks of Handmark, Inc. in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.