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CDC Mobile announces strategic agreement with Nokia

Feb 01 2007 /--Mobile Game Developer

CDC Mobile, a leading provider of mobile value-added services in China and a business unit of CDC Corp., has entered into an agreement with Nokia to allow the world's largest cell phone maker to pre-install CDC Mobile's proprietary software in selected Nokia cell phones sold in China.

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, CDC Corp. "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 $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, 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.

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