CDC MOBILE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PACT WITH NOKIA.
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Known for its user friendliness and multi-functionalities, CDC Mobile's proprietary software application provides mobile subscribers with easy access to a broad portfolio of services, including mobile games, ring tones, news, weather forecasts and more. Although CDC Mobile's software application is not required to access CDC Mobile's services, it has been downloaded by millions of mobile subscribers to experience or subscribe to the company's services exclusively. As a free and leading mobile application in China, it was also tested by Nokia. After an extensive selection process, Nokia chose CDC Mobile's software, with selected functions as a complete, pre-installed mobile application.
"We are proud to be selected as a strategic partner by Nokia." said Peter Yip, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of CDC Corporation. "Our selection by the world's largest cell phone maker will significantly improve CDC Mobile's competitive edge in the consolidating SP (Service Provider) industry and moreover, it will further enhance our image as a trusted mobile value-added services provider. Leveraging our technical expertise and deep experience in delivering highly demanded mobile entertainment, we are well positioned as one of the leading players in the new era of the Service Provider industry."
In addition to this agreement with Nokia, CDC Mobile is also investing in the 3G marketplace. As previously announced, CDC Mobile is investing up to (U.S.) $100 million in its 3G Content Partner Program targeting leading 3G content providers and aggregators in North Asia and Europe, as well as the creation of new original content for the 3G marketplace. The company believes that its strategy of investing in 3G now will enable it to become one of the leading content providers in large, early adopting 3G countries, as well as providing first-mover advantage in the anticipated 3G marketplace in China. As part of its new Content Partner Program, CDC Mobile recently announced its intent to make a strategic investment in BBMF BBMF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight , the leading 3G content provider in Japan. The company also announced an earlier agreement with a leading South Korean mobile Internet content provider for exclusive distribution of highly popular South Korean mobile games, videos, music and fashion advertisements, in China.
About CDC Mobile
CDC Mobile, a business unit of CDC Corporation, is focused on providing consumer-based and enterprise-based mobile applications services in China. These include SMS (1) (Storage Management System) Software used to routinely back up and archive files. See HSM.
(2) (Systems Management Server) Systems management software from Microsoft that runs on Windows NT Server. (Short Message Services), IVR (Interactive Voice Response) An automated telephone information system that speaks to the caller with a combination of fixed voice menus and data extracted from databases in real time. (Interactive Voice Response), MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. (Multimedia Message Service) and WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. (Wireless Application Protocol) applications and services. Through its companies in China, it has direct connectivity with local mobile operators in 29 provinces. In January 2007, CDC Mobile launched a US $100 million investment program targeting strategic investments in leading 3G content providers in North Asia and Europe that can be leveraged to gain first-mover advantage in the anticipated 3G marketplace in China.
About CDC Corporation
The CDC family of companies includes CDC Software focused on enterprise software applications and services, CDC Mobile focused on mobile applications, CDC Games focused on online games, and China.com focused on portals for the greater China markets.
For more information about CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), visit http://www.cdccorporation.net.
About CDC Games
CDC Games is one of the market leaders of online and mobile games in China with over 42 million registered users. The company pioneered the "free-to- play, pay-for-merchandise" online games model in China with Yulgang, which has received the "Top 10 Most Popular Games" award from the China Game Industry Annual Conference (CGIAC) for two consecutive years, in 2005 and 2006. Stone Age 2, from CDC Games, also received the award for "Most Anticipated Game of 2007" from CGIAC.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company(TM), is a provider of comprehensive enterprise software applications and services designed to help businesses thrive and become customer-driven market leaders. The company's industry-specific solutions are used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. CDC Software's product suite includes Pivotal CRM (customer relationship management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a Customer Relationship Management software package developed by Microsoft. It is a part of the Microsoft Dynamics family of business tools.
The current version of Dynamics is 3.0, released on December, 2005. platform, Ross ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. (enterprise resource planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. ) and SCM (1) (Software Configuration Management, Source Code Management) See configuration management.
(2) See supply chain management. (supply chain management), MVI real-time performance management, IMI warehouse management and order management, Platinum China HR (human resource) and business analytics solutions.
For more information, visit http://www.cdcsoftware.com or call 678/259-8625.