Feature Allows Mobile Palm Handheld Users To Shop At buy.com From Virtually Anywhere
buy.com (Nasdaq: BUYX), a leading Internet superstore and low price leader, announced today that the first of its wireless applications is now available for buy.com customers and users of Internet enabled Palm(TM) handheld computers.
The application operates on the Palm VII(TM) handheld, the first handheld computing product for wireless Internet access, using the Palm.Net(TM) service and on Palm V(TM) handhelds equipped with OmniSky modems or other means of Internet connectivity. The new application allows users to shop for over 850,000 products at buy.com from virtually anywhere using their wireless Palm handhelds. The application is available for immediate download at the buy.com Palm store (www.buy.com/palm) as well as other leading Palm software sites.
"buy.com is increasing its presence within the wireless sector. We're catering to the growing number of consumers, professionals and corporations that recognize the importance of extending data access into the mobile, wireless Internet environment," commented Greg Hawkins, CEO of buy.com. "We enjoy a successful relationship with Palm and are pleased to team with them to provide our customers a better buying experience."
In addition to shopping the buy.com Web site using the Palm handheld computer, the application enables customers to track orders, modify eAccount settings and view the top 10 products for mobile Palm handheld users. Tucows.com rated the buy.com wireless application a perfect five points on its excellence in seven graded categories. These criteria include ease of installation, data retrieval, size of downloads, application functionality and accuracy, response time, ease of use and customer support information. The buy.com Palm store also offers accessories, books and software for Palm products.
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