At the Mobile World Congress, Handmark announced that its popular mobile news and information service, Pocket Express, is going to Europe, featuring local content in 8 languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish and Swedish. In addition, they announced that the new version also features a full on-device application store!
Let’s talk briefly about that store, shall we? From what we’ve heard Handmark, some serious publishers are on board — including such companies as Capcom, I-Play, Reset Games and Mobifusion. The whole experience is done over the air, without a need to download any desktop client.
Finally, for those not familiar with Pocket Express, they should know that it combines the most desired news, information, and entertainment services into a single, easy-to-use application. As a user, you’re never more than a few clicks away from the latest news headline, sports score, weather forecast, game or productivity application. Among Handmark’s content partners are well respected companies like the Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP), AccuWeather.com, Dow Jones and OAG.
More information about the Pocket Express for Europe is available from a dedicated website.