Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that Yahoo! Mobile has joined the growing global community of BREW publishers. As a BREW Publisher, Yahoo! Mobile plans to create and offer wireless versions of its products, such as Yahoo! Messenger for Mobile, to millions of subscribers. Created specifically for the mobile environment, Yahoo! Messenger for Mobile provides a PC-like experience that gives BREW-enabled handset users the ability to instant message anyone on their friends list.
"Qualcomm is excited about Yahoo!'s plans to provide a compelling portfolio of mobile communication tools to wireless subscribers around the world," said Gina Lombardi, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm Internet Services. "Yahoo!'s commitment to the BREW solution is a strong endorsement of the solution's growing reach and ensures that wireless subscribers with BREW-enabled devices remain not only informed and entertained, but also connected to the people who are important to them."
"We recognize the growing adoption of BREW-based services as a key opportunity for Yahoo! to extend the availability of our products beyond the desktop to the mobile devices our customers use everyday," said Doug Garland, senior vice president, broadband and mobile services at Yahoo! Inc. "Yahoo has become an essential part of consumers' lives, and we are excited to give our loyal users a new way to access the products they know and love, whenever and wherever they need them."
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 26 manufacturers have offered more than 135 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. BREW is successfully enabling the commercial wireless data services of many successful operators, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Cellular One, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Hutch in Thailand, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil, BellSouth Chile, BellSouth Colombia, BellSouth Ecuador, BellSouth Guatemala, BellSouth Nicaragua, BellSouth Panama, BellSouth Perú, Telefónica Móviles in Peru, Movicom in Argentina, Telcel and Movilnet in Venezuela, Verizon Dominican Republic, Verizon Wireless Puerto Rico, Pelephone in Israel and Zapp Mobile in Romania.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.
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 solution is deployed and 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.