Spb Online: First Commercial Implementation by Mobile Operator



    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Spb Software, world's leading
Windows Mobile applications developer, announces first commercial
implementation of its Spb Online - a set of premium online services for 3G
networks, designed to stimulate subscriber uptake of streaming content on
handsets. In close cooperation with Sky Link - Russia's largest CDMA mobile
operator - Spb Software delivered SkyTouch - a customized Spb Mobile
Shell-based UI solution, integrated with Spb Online and tuned to local
preferences of SkyLink subscribers. SkyTouch comes preinstalled on Sky Link's
new 3G-smartphone AnyData ASP-505, and acts as a clear single entry point to
device features and an array of advanced online services, ranging from Mobile
TV, to online games, to local GPS-based navigation, to popular social
networks.
    The AnyData ASP-505 is expected to hit the vast Russian market in the
beginning of November, taking advantage of the fast-paces roll-out of
next-generation mobile networks by Sky Link. "Today, 80% of our subscribers
get access to mobile internet with USB-modems and only 20% of them browse the
Internet from their handsets. Our new smartphone, fitted with SkyTouch by Spb
Software, targets this growing segment of customers, by turning their handsets
into very user-friendly, powerful, but compact mobile Internet-centers," -
comments Albert Safiullin, Deputy Director in Commerce, CJSC Sky Link.
    "I believe that Sky Link, as one of the most innovative players on the
Russian mobile communications market, is strategically right by offering
subscribers not just devices equipped with fast Internet access, but devices
with preinstalled online services, which facilitate the use of such fast
access," - comments Vassili Philippov, Spb Software House COO.
    In less than a month of open market presence, Spb Online supported over
1,000,000 of Mobile TV viewing sessions, over 160,000 Online Games sessions,
in over 50 countries.

    
    View screenshots and a video demonstration of SkyTouch interface and Spb
    Online package for SkyLink here:
    http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/enterprise/skylink_anydata_asp505.html
    

    About Spb Software (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com)

    Spb Software is the global leader in the design of Windows Mobile
applications, with R&D and design centers in Russia and Thailand, and presence
in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and USA. Spb combines a unique line of popular consumer
products and cooperation with the world's leading OEMs and carriers, such as
ASUSTeK, BenQ Siemens, E-TEN, Fly, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gigabyte, HTC,
O2, Optimus, Palm, Pharos, SingTel, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Swisscom Mobile,
Toshiba, T-Mobile, and VimpelCom.





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For further information: Media contact: Victoria Krasilshikova, email:
victoria@softspb.com, Phone: +7-921-916-19-07

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