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Former iFone Executive Joins Telcogames As Chief Marketing Officer

Telcogames, a global publisher, developer and distributor of mobile games, announce today that they have appointed Enda Carey as their Chief Marketing Officer to join their expanding team.

Jamie Conyngham, CEO of Telcogames said:" We are excited to have Enda Carey join the team. His talent, strategic vision and extensive operational experience will ensure that we can maintain our ability to compete on a global scale with a continuing innovative edge".

Enda Carey brings with him a wealth of experience in both the games and the mobile sector having worked in the past for Sony Computer Entertainment and most recently as marketing director for iFone Ltd where he helped establish them as a leading publisher of mobile games. iFone became quickly a leading European publisher (No.1 in the UK for past 2 years according to ELSPA) with a large catalogue of key branded titles including Tetris, Lemmings, Monopoly and most recently Sonic the Hedgehog from SEGA which Carey was instrumental in delivering to the market with accompanying marketing programs.

At iFone, Enda Carey was also responsible for all corporate marketing gaining them multiple awards including number 1 UK publisher for 2 years running according to ELSPA charts and number 2 on the Sunday Times top 100 tech companies to watch out for. These successes culminated in the company being purchased by GLU Mobile earlier this year.

At Telcogames Enda Carey will oversee the marketing to accompany the next phase of growth for Telcogames in the smartphone market, as well as highlighting the exciting and broad ranging java catalogue of games. Carey will be responsible for all marketing activity at the company highlighting the large catalogue of existing titles and the fantastic new product roadmap.

"The smartphone market is just about to explode, so right now seems like the perfect time to join the team here at Telcogames. As the Java marketplace becomes saturated and commoditised, and handsets become more sophisticated, users will naturally gravitate to better games and smartphone native titles allow that. Telcogames with their great mixture of java catalogue and cutting edge smartphone games are perfectly placed to take advantage of these 2 increasingly diverse markets. I am excited to be working with a focused and driven team as well as such great product - watch out for some killer applications in the coming months." commented Carey.

Notes to Editors

Mobile content trends: Premium mobile content market to hit 43bn USD by 2010 (iSuppli research)

Mobile gaming growth: US revenues will increase from 600m USD in 2005 to 1,500m USD in 2008 (IDC)

Mobile platform growth: The global annual shipment of mobile handsets is set to climb from just over 800 million in 2005 to reach 1.5 Billion over the next five years (Analysys)

Smartphones/ Comprise the fastest growing proportion of the mobile terminal market, with sales expected to double year-on-year in 2006, reaching 200 million by 2008. (Gartner, Linux)

About Telcogames

Headquartered in London, Telcogames is a global publisher, developer and distributor of quality mobile games across all major formats, including Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux, J2ME and Brew. It distributes mobile games to tier 1 - 3 carriers globally, and is regarded as the leader in "off-portal" distribution; Telcogames portfolio of games consists of the best mobile games fro, over 100 different companies. Telcogames has two internal studios, Magic Productions, which ports console games to native mobile devices, and Fathammer, which is a leading 3D mobile game production company, as well as a creator of its own high quality 3D games for multiple platforms. Telcogames is privately owned, and has offices in London, Duesseldorf, Helsinki, Liverpool, Norrkoeping, Paris, Seoul, Taipei and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit www.telcogames.com

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