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Deadheads Go Mobile, Go Animated; Summus Brings Wallpaper and Video Screen Savers to Grateful Dead Fans.



RALEIGH, N.C. -- Summus, Inc. (USA) (OTCBB OTCBB

See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB).
: SUMU), a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience, today announces it will launch an expansive collection of Grateful Dead images and animated screen savers Screen Savers may refer to:
  • Screensavers, computer programs intended to preserve CRT monitors from "burn-in".
  • The Screen Savers, a technology-oriented television program that aired on TechTV and later G4.
 to Grateful Dead fans across their mobile phones. The collection, which coincides with the band's 40th anniversary, will be distributed through Summus' network of carrier partners in North and South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.  via their wireless application catalogs. Wallpapers for the phone will include popular artwork and icons that are synonymous with synonymous with
adjective equivalent to, the same as, identical to, similar to, identified with, equal to, tantamount to, interchangeable with, one and the same as
 one of the most chronicled bands in rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll: see rock music.  history, such as Steal Your Face, Dancing Bears, Dancing Skeletons, and an animated Uncle Sam Uncle Sam, name used to designate the U.S. government. The term arose in the War of 1812 and seems at first to have been used derisively by those opposed to the war. Possibly it was an expansion of the letters "U.S. .

Unique to this collaboration is the availability of more than a dozen video screen savers that were selectively edited from the newly restored and recently re-released DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
DVD
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 The Grateful Dead Movie. For the first time in the music industry, users will have the ability to select and download a video clip A short video presentation.  from the Grateful Dead Movie and save it as a phone screensaver. Taken from the film's opening eight minutes of Gary Gutierrez's masterful and psychedelic animation, The Grateful Dead screen savers are the ultimate in phone personalization.

"We're excited to partner with Summus to bring this extensive collection of icons and animation to Deadheads as high quality images on their phone handset display," said Tom Stack, vice president of licensing and merchandising, Grateful Dead Productions. "Grateful Dead has always been at the forefront of musical and technological innovation, and our venture into this groundbreaking and expanding technology is consistent with our 40-year history. We eagerly anticipate its success."

Last March, Summus launched another personalization product line, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit portfolio. Today, with its tremendous performance of more than 1.2 million downloads to date, it continues to outpace other wallpaper and screensaver products. The Grateful Dead icon and animation collection is projected to enjoy the same success.

"Known as visionaries, The Grateful Dead has always made its music and artwork available to fans," said Gary Ban, 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 Summus. "We are excited to partner with them on this new frontier of phone personalization."

According to Enpocket's Mobile Media Monitor, graphics - including wallpaper, icons and logos - has grown 57 percent -- to 11 million active adults since 2003, and analysts continue to confirm that the non-voice services are playing an increasingly larger role in the wireless industry. Merrill Lynch predicts that the global mobile phone content marketplace -- which includes wallpaper--will reach $25 billion by year end 2005.

For more information, visit www.summus.com.

About Summus

Summus (OTCBB: SUMU) is a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize, individualize in·di·vid·u·al·ize  
tr.v. in·di·vid·u·al·ized, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·es
1. To give individuality to.

2. To consider or treat individually; particularize.

3.
, and extend the consumer wireless experience. Summus partners with exclusive and leading brand names to develop compelling and unique wireless applications and content for the mobile phone, all focused within the four key growth areas - personalization, multi-player games, imaging, and information. Summus currently offers an ever-growing list of 28 mobile phone applications deployed through 22 major wireless carriers in the U.S and abroad. Summus designs and develops these applications to provide a consistent and superior user experience, using the industry's most intuitive navigation interface. For more information, see www.summus.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Summus' business, products, and financial results. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. More information about potential risk factors that could affect our business, products, and financial results is included in Summus' annual report on Form 10-K Form 10-K

A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.


Form 10-K

See 10-K.
 for the year ended December 31, 2003, and in reports subsequently filed by Summus with the Securities and Exchange Commission("SEC"). All documents are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR Edgar or Eadgar (both: ĕd`gər), 943?–975, king of the English (959–75), son of Edmund, king of Wessex. In 957 the Mercians and Northumbrians rebelled against Edgar's brother Edwy and chose Edgar as their king. ) at www.sec.gov or from Summus' web site at www.summus.com. Summus hereby disclaims any obligation to publicly update the information provided above, including forward-looking statements, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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