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 markets." 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 http://www.getmobio.com/ 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 www.getmobio.com . NOTE: Mobio is a trademark of Mobio Networks, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Media Contact: Maggie Quale FortyThree, Inc. 831.621.3773 firstname.lastname@example.org
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