Sprint and Handango today announced the availability of the
PCS Software Store, a mobile software
store offering a range of software applications for Palm OS and Pocket PC
PCS Vision customers using PCS Phones such as the Handspring Treo 300 and the
Toshiba 2032 as well as existing Palm Powered PCS Phones and Pocket PC devices
wirelessly enabled by PCS Connection Cards for laptops and PDAs, can take
advantage of the PCS Software Store offerings.
The PCS Software Store offers thousands of applications ranging from robust
business software to action-packed games, ringtones, icons, and images.
Applications include messaging, security, document viewing, travel, and other
personal productivity software. Handspring Treo 300 and Toshiba 2032 users can
download software for their Vision-enabled phones and take full advantage of the
devices' data functionality, expanded memory, high-resolution, processor and
large color screens.
Under the terms of the agreement, Sprint and Handango will provide desktop
access to a suite of applications optimized for the Palm and Pocket PC
platforms. Additionally, software applications will be available for
over-the-air delivery for Vision-enabled smartphones and Pocket PCs. The Palm
mobile software store can be accessed at
for catalog browsing and will support over-the-air downloads in an upcoming
Both mobile software stores will be made available on the PCS Web PDA
homedeck at pda.sprintpcs.com, the default homedeck on Palm and Pocket PC PCS
Phones from Sprint. This first-of- its-kind offering in North America
facilitates the delivery of mobile applications to users from any PC or laptop
with Internet access and anytime, anywhere on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS
Network. The two companies will also collaborate together on joint sales
opportunities, co-marketing and demand generation activities.
"We're pleased to work with Handango to offer the PCS Software Store to our
Vision customers," said Phil Bowman, vice president, business marketing, PCS
division, Sprint. "The PCS Software Store provides PCS customers who use Pocket
PC and Palm Powered devices with mobile software tools that are entertaining and
improve personal efficiency as well as help mobile professionals increase
productivity, reduce costs and create a competitive advantage."
"Sprint is a front runner in the wireless industry providing its customers with
the tools and applications to enhance the user experience," said Laura Rippy,
chief executive officer of Handango. "By combining Handango AMPP with the
enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network, together we are providing customers a
fast, trusted source to discover and access software anytime, anywhere."