BEDMINSTER, NJ and ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software solutions for the wireless market, and Verizon Wireless, the provider of the world's most comprehensive mobile music service, announced today the availability of the V CAST Music Essentials Kit. The perfect complement to Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music service, the Music Essentials Kit allows Verizon Wireless V CAST Music customers to manage and transfer music files to their V CAST Music phones from their Windows XP PCs.
Smith Micro produced components of the software in the V CAST Music Essentials Kit that is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores from coast to coast today. Performed under a global extension of the existing contract between the two companies, software was developed by Smith Micro to provide a simplified customer experience to aid in the installation of the V CAST Music Essentials Kit. In addition, Smith Micro custom designed an application to ensure that music file names are maintained and recognized by the mobile phone's memory card. This new application makes it easier for Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music customers to manage and import songs from their own music collection.
The Music Essentials Kit includes the music manager software on CD, USB cable, stereo headset - a $29.99 value - and quick reference guide. The Music Essentials Kit enables customers to connect their V CAST Music phone to their XP PC, charge the phone while connected to the PC, transfer and manage music on the phone, play music in stereo with included headset and make and receive calls while listening to music. The Music Essentials Kit is available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores for $29.99.
"This solution for Verizon Wireless highlights our abilities to provide the wireless market with value added software applications and services," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro Software. "V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless has the opportunity to change music listening habits as consumers turn to using their mobile phones not only to talk, but to listen."
V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless gives customers immediate access to hundreds of thousands of songs from well-known artists at major music labels Warner Music Group, EMI Music, Universal and Sony/BMG, as well as from artists from indie provider, The Orchard. V CAST Music customers can browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music directly from their phone or online in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music Store. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/music for more information.
About Smith Micro Software:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication, broadband and utility software products for multiple OS platforms. The company designs integrated cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on Wireless and Broadband technologies and the Internet, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, file compression, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, network fax, and traditional computer telephony. Allume Systems, Inc., a Smith Micro company, develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows and Macintosh. Leading brands are StuffIt®, Internet Cleanup(TM) and Spring Cleaning®. Allume's software offers a range of solutions, empowering users in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet distribution. Smith Micro's and Allume's complete line of products are available primarily online at the company's websites, through our enterprise direct sales efforts, retailers, and through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800.
About Verizon Wireless:
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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