Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Amp'd Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) specifically geared for the youth audience, to offer downloadable wireless applications and services based on Qualcomm's BREW solution. Amp'd Mobile plans to target the growing legion of 18-35 year old mobile users with a feature-rich user interface and access to user-friendly BREW games, entertainment, video and information applications and services, all via a 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network.
“Amp'd Mobile's decision to deploy the BREW solution and capitalize on the high-speed, low cost-per-bit capabilities of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a perfect fit for the compelling games, entertainment and communication content that users, especially the youth market, are demanding from their mobile service provider,” said Bob Briggs, vice president of global business relations and operations for Qualcomm Internet Services. “Qualcomm applauds Amp'd Mobile's initiative and leadership in driving advanced music, entertainment, lifestyle, and gaming applications and services. We look forward to working with Amp'd Mobile as they prepare to launch this exciting offering.”
About Amp'd Mobile Amp'd Mobile will be the first fully integrated MVNO for youth, young professionals and early adopters. By leveraging the superior 3G network of Verizon Wireless, Amp'd will offer traditional services plus a completely fresh user interface and experience designed specifically for this market. With myriad options to meet each person's individual needs, Amp'd will bring a more relevant, personal experience to mobile entertainment and the wireless lifestyle. Targeted to launch later in 2005.
Qualcomm's BREW solution is designed to meet the distinct and varied needs of wireless operators, handset manufacturers, publishers, developers and end users around the world. BREW products and services include: an open, extensible client platform that supports robust system and application software including personalized and branded user interfaces for mass market devices; a J2EEä-based, modular distribution system that enables the delivery of content, applications and user interfaces to wireless devices across all air interfaces; a dedicated professional services team that supports the integration of customized implementations; and the wireless industry's first global marketplace to support the monetization of applications and services developed in all programming languages. The BREW ecosystem can make your wireless visions a reality.
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 2004 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 adopted and deployed, 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 26, 2004, and most recent Form 10-Q.