Sprint Launches New Live Webcam Application for Mobile Handsets EarthCam Mobile Gives Customers Views From Around the World



    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:   FON) today
 announced EarthCam Mobile, a new webcam application, available on select
 Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Phones. EarthCam Mobile is a wireless Java application
 with an online companion site ( http://mobile.earthcam.com ) that enables
 people to view webcams from around the world, including their own, on a mobile
 phone.  EarthCam is the recognized leader in providing live streaming video
 webcam software and technology solutions and delivers millions of live images
 to users each day.
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     Sprint PCS Vision customers who subscribe to EarthCam Mobile will have the
 ability to broadcast and share live images from their personal PC-mounted
 webcam right onto their phone. Customers can also view images from webcams
 located around the world, including traffic and weather webcams, and search
 content provided by EarthCam Mobile. To search customized local content,
 Sprint PCS Vision customers are able to simply input their zip code.
 Customers can access EarthCam Mobile by going to Downloads>Applications>Get
 New>Tools on their Sprint PCS Vision Phone.  EarthCam Mobile is available for
 $4.95 per month.
     "EarthCam Mobile will give Sprint PCS Vision customers the ability to stay
 informed on the go," said Jeff Hallock, vice president - Consumer Marketing,
 Sprint.  "Whether they need to check for upcoming road construction or view
 the beach at their next vacation spot, this webcam application will give our
 customers easy access to webcam views around the world while on the Sprint
 Nationwide PCS Network."
     "It is our belief that camera phones will increasingly become the next
 generation of webcam," said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam.  "With
 camera phone sales in the USA expected to double to 12 million units this
 year, EarthCam Mobile is dedicated to providing compelling content and
 applications for this exciting mobile webcam market."
 
     About Sprint
     Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than
 26 million customers in over 100 countries.  With more than 61,000 employees
 worldwide and over $26 billion in annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely
 recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network
 technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital,
 fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone.  Sprint
 provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of
 Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless
 network in the United States. For more information, visit
 http://www.sprint.com .
 
     About EarthCam
     EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most
 comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world.  EarthCam
 provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live
 streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients.
 Clients include MSN, Yahoo!, Intel, AOL/Time Warner, ESPN, Panasonic, Ford,
 NASA, Kodak, Toys "R" Us, Turner Construction, the Army Corps of Engineers,
 Lockheed Martin, New York City Department of Transportation, City of Chicago,
 This Old House and Discovery.com.  As the foremost provider of live images on
 the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as the Daytona 500, Mardi Gras,
 international concerts, New Year's Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for
 the NFL.  WebCamStore.com is EarthCam's full-service e-commerce site dedicated
 solely to providing webcam solutions.  Visit EarthCam at
 http://www.earthcam.com .
 
 

SOURCE Sprint

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