OmniSky Corporation (Nasdaq:OMNY), the award-winning provider of branded wireless e-mail and Internet services for users of PDAs, today introduced the "What's New!" content channel on its wireless portal. The channel is designed to keep users up-to-date on the steady stream of dynamic, new mobile content offered on the OmniSky service.
OmniSky is the first wireless service to offer a channel exclusively designated to highlighting new content offerings. Other wireless Internet services require customers to go to a web site, select new content of interest and perform a HotSync. PC-based OmniSky users simply perform a HotSync, while connected to the Internet, and all the new content links are automatically downloaded and immediately available on the service.
"OmniSky offers the broadest range of content available on a wireless e-mail and Internet service with almost a thousand links to information optimized specifically for viewing on a PDA," said Chris Weasler, senior director of content at OmniSky. "This new channel makes it easier than ever for users to locate and explore new content as it becomes available."
Kicking off the "What's New!" channel are nine new content providers. This expands OmniSky's content network to over 150 branded Internet partners representing finance, travel, shopping, news, sports, portals, local, living, entertainment, communication and reference. New sites include:
-- America Online's Digital City -- the nation's largest, locally
focused online network. The
interactive guide helps users get
the most out of American cities and their free time by putting
them in touch with the latest news, community resources,
entertainment and commerce information.
-- NextBus -- puts the rider in control of public transit by
delivering real-time arrival predictions, using satellite
tracking, to your PDA in a matter of seconds.
Topical News and Information
-- Gallup Poll's GallupOnTheGo -- the first name in public
opinion analysis informs users what people around the globe
are thinking about breaking news, politics, management,
policy, health, and lifestyle issues.
-- VentureWire -- brings users daily business news updates about
private, high-tech companies and the venture capital industry,
including financing, personnel changes, M&A, fundraising, and
-- salesforce.com -- provides companies with complete salesforce
automation and lead management solutions to help better manage
and understand their business. Because it's delivered over the
wireless service, there is no software or hardware to buy,
install or maintain.
-- skynetMD.com -- an eHealth information website containing
comprehensive data on several thousand medical and
pharmaceutical subjects. It's designed for pro-active
consumers who want a solution-oriented educational experience.
-- Stock100.com -- offers daily forecasts on major stocks, funds,
future price predictions and historical data.
Fun & Games
-- Emazing.com -- dishes up 100 different daily bite-sized tips,
jokes and horoscopes, as well as handy advice on hobbies,
health, technology and travel.
-- Indiqu's GAME ON -- test your wit on the fly with trivia
questions in a multitude of categories, try your luck on an
easy-to-play games or choose a favorite card game from Poker
Erica Chriss, director of content partnerships for NextBus Information Systems, Inc. says the "What's New!" channel is an excellent way to navigate the Web using OmniSky's wireless Internet portal. "Users don't have to waste time in their search for the latest content. OmniSky has made it easier to access the newest, most useful Internet applications."
OmniSky's "What's New!" channel also includes links to Quick Tips, "What's Cool!" and an Editor's Note. Quick Tips are shortcuts that help users make their wireless e-mail and Internet experience better, faster and more relevant. For instance, users can learn how to use OmniSky's OneTap(TM) feature to save addresses from the Web directly into their PDA address book and save directions to the memo pad. "What's Cool!" highlights sites that are especially innovative, entertaining or just plain cool. The Editor's Note explains where the new sites are located in the OmniSky portal for future reference.
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