Mobio Named One of '10 Emerging Wireless Entertainment Players to Watch in 2007'

Mar 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from Mobio Networks, Inc.

    CUPERTINO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobio Networks today
 announced that it has been named one of 10 Emerging Wireless Entertainment
 Players to Watch in 2007 by IDC, a leading provider of global IT research
 and advice. Mobio was selected for GetMobio, the first mobile lifestyle
 portal that offers compelling mobile applications that are fun, simple and
 useful enough to merit everyday use. In the new report, IDC highlights some
 of the most interesting and innovative new companies in the wireless
 entertainment sector.
     "Mobile Internet, currently used by roughly 10% of U.S. subscribers
 according to IDC's latest research, are lagging in terms of customer
 adoption. Companies must devise a strategy to interact with their customers
 in a local, personalized manner in order to remain competitive. Ultimately,
 this should also help carriers to increase consumption for mobile Internet
 services," said Julien Blin, Research Analyst of IDC. "Mobio offers some of
 the key ingredients necessary to help companies quickly create
 user-friendly versions of their Web-based services that are tailored to the
 mobile phone and the specific needs and characteristics of its users."
     GetMobio is a free service that consists of over 50 dynamic
 applications, widgets and RSS feeds. The GetMobio lifestyle portal features
 collections of Web service mash-ups that include the hottest nightclubs,
 restaurants, movies and local events. GetMobio ships with 10 collections
 that range from "After Midnight" to "Outwitting the Kids." In January,
 Mobio was selected from thousands of innovators to launch its GetMobio
 mobile lifestyle portal at the DEMO 2007 conference. Following the launch,
 Business 2.0 Magazine called Mobio one of the hottest start-ups to watch in
 its Next Net 25 of 2007.
     "It's an honor to be selected by IDC as one of the 10 new companies
 making an impact on wireless entertainment and driving industry-wide
 changes throughout the mobile ecosystem. This recognition is further
 validation of Mobio's innovative approach to optimizing Web content for the
 most popular phones on the market," said Ramneek Bhasin, CEO of Mobio.
 "Over the next few months we will continue to develop our solutions,
 partnerships and presence in this rapidly evolving mobile landscape, as
 well as introduce new applications that meet the unique needs of mobile
 users in geographically, culturally and technically diverse mobile
     Mobio's applications are designed to be used with very few clicks and
 no or minimal data entry, and created for the most popular and widely
 available mobile phones on the market, such as the Motorola RAZR and
 Samsung BLADE. By simply entering their information once, users can
 personalize their experience across all GetMobio collections to create a
 more intuitive, seamless interaction. Visit to for
 more information.
     The IDC study, 10 Emerging Wireless Entertainment Players to Watch in
 2007 (IDC #205858), identifies 10 emerging wireless entertainment companies
 that IDC analysts believe are worthy of particular consideration and may
 emerge as potentially serious players in the wireless entertainment space.
 None of the companies profiled in this report are currently clients of IDC.
     About Mobio Networks
     Mobio makes over 50 dynamic mobile applications and widgets that work
 together and are based on mash ups of Web services. Headquartered in
 Silicon Valley, the company's mission is to make compelling applications
 that are fun, simple and useful enough to merit everyday use on popular
 mobile phones. Around the globe, people use Mobio's applications to locate
 the hottest bars, call a cab, book a table at the latest restaurants, and
 stay current with popular events like the World Cup Cricket -- all with
 very few clicks and minimal or no data entry. For more information, visit .
     NOTE: Mobio is a trademark of Mobio Networks, Inc. All other registered
 or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective
     Media Contact:
     Maggie Quale
     FortyThree, Inc.

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