Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced wireless subscribers have securely downloaded more than 50 million BREW-based applications since BREW-enabled products and services became commercially available less than two years ago. The achievement arrives at a time of unprecedented worldwide operator, device manufacturer, publisher, and developer support for the Company's BREW system. BREW-based devices and applications will be on display at CTIA Wireless I.T.&Entertainment, Oct. 21-23, in booth 849 (Hall A) at the Sands Expo&Convention Center in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
"Qualcomm's efforts to establish the BREW system as the best solution in wireless are paying off with its rapid worldwide adoption," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "This milestone signifies the success of the connections Qualcomm has forged throughout the value chain ? with operators, device manufacturers, publishers and developers ? to deliver demand-driven, BREW-based applications."
"The accomplishment is also remarkable when you consider the figure represents the number of unique downloads of BREW-based applications. The figure does not take into account multiple uses of an application once it has been downloaded to a BREW-enabled handset; for example one ringtone application may download 5 or more ringtones," said Johnson.
Attendees at CTIA Wireless I.T.&Entertainment will have the opportunity to learn more about the various BREW-based applications that are or will soon be available for commercial download. Qualcomm Internet Services executives will share industry expertise in several educational sessions during the conference, including:
- Peggy Johnson will deliver the keynote presentation on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in Venetian Ballroom G at the Mobile Entertainment Summit.
- Mike Yuen, director of BREW developer relations, will participate on the "Making Successful Mobile Games" panel on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in Venetian Ballroom G at the Mobile Entertainment Summit.
- Gina Lombardi, senior vice president of marketing and product management, will present on the "Messaging Revolution" panel on Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 202 at CTIA Wireless I.T.&Entertainment.
"We commend the BREW team for the achievement of their latest milestone in downloads and look forward to continued joint success in furthering the market for wireless data services," said Larry Shapiro, executive vice president of business development and operations, Walt Disney Internet Group. "With the BREW system, we have been empowered to focus on what we do best, developing our strong brands and properties for new platforms. There are many opportunities for Disney in wireless information and entertainment, and we can pursue them while entrusting the distribution and other back-end billing and payment concerns to the BREW system."
"The BREW name is synonymous with wireless data services," said Ray Schaaf, president of worldwide publishing for Sorrent. "Sorrent could not be more pleased with the results that we have seen by using the BREW solution. As Sorrent expands globally, developing and publishing for the BREW system has helped open doors with leading mobile carriers. In fact, one of our BREW applications, Yao Ming Basketball in China, is the number one download on China Unicom's BREW-based service."
At the Qualcomm booth, several BREW-enabled phones will be demonstrated and on display. Featured handsets include: LG 4400, LG VX 6000, Motorola T-720, Curitel 8600, Audiovox CDM 7500 and the Kyocera 3225 and 7135 SmartPhone.
The following enterprise applications will be featured and demonstrated at the Qualcomm booth: MightyPhone™ by FusionOne; Remo™ by Xpherix; weather applications by Weathernews America Inc.; WSJ.com by SmartServ Online; ABCNEWS.com by Walt Disney Internet Group; MobileExpense™ by Rocket Mobile and Workforce by mPortal. Several Qualcomm internal enterprise applications will also be featured, including Mobile Directory, Mobile CRM, Mobile Calendar and Mobile Mail.
The following entertainment applications will be featured and demonstrated at the Qualcomm booth: Sony Music Box by Sony Music; Moviegoer by Vindigo™ Nickelodeon™ and The Matrix Downloaded by Faith West Inc.; Mobile Greetings and Logitech® Mobile Video? service by generationPIX; Glencom Entertainment's Zanies Wireless; Star Trek by Versaly; MySeenz™ by Mitsui; Name That Tune by Sonic Branding; ESPN Pro-Hoops and Tetris® by Blue Lava Wireless; MLB Slam? by THQ Wireless™ Tom Clancy Splinter Cell® by Gameloft; X-Men™ 2: Battle by Mforma; Yao Ming Basketball and Fox Sports™ Boxing by Sorrent; Tony Hawk's Pro Skater® 4 by JAMDAT Mobile; Everquest®: Heros Call by Sony Online Entertainment, Inc.; Q*Bert™ by Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment; Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney Internet Group; Centipede® by iFone and The Terminator™ by In-Fusio.
Qualcomm's BREW system provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers.
Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue from BREW-based applications and content, and 18 manufacturers have offered more than 90 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. BREW is successfully enabling the commercial wireless data services of many very successful operators, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil and BellSouth International in Colombia.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which the BREW platform is deployed and the BREW solution is adopted, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.